Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Undiscovered App #7: Pawn'd - Chess Meets Match-3


I love chess but often don't have the time to sit for the typical hour needed to play and think through the various outcomes of my next move.  I'm also a fan of the occasional puzzle, especially if it can be done in just a few minutes of downtime. So when I ran across Headlight Software's chess/tile-matching game Pawn'd, I had to give it a try.

Pawn'd brilliantly combines the Match-3 concept with chess. The objective is to move your various pieces across the board in a chess-like fashion to line up at least three matching pieces, either horizontally or vertically (not diagonally). Each piece moves differently, just like it does in chess; if it's a knight, it can only move in L-fashion, and if it's a king, it can move in any direction, and so on. Lining up matching tiles eliminates them, and pulling off a combination of eliminations triggers certain achievements.

The app is well-designed, has beautiful colors, and pleasant background music to go with it. Check out some of the screenshots below.

Screenshots of Pawn'd

Pawn'd has a paid version for $0.99 and a free version available for download as well. It has an average rating of 4.5 stars from 99 reviews. We highly recommend this if you're a puzzle or chess fan.


We liked playing this so much that we contacted Headlight Software to see if they would be kind enough to give a few extra promo codes for our readers. They responded generously and gave the following codes for download:


As a reminder, it takes many hours of effort to build a polished app like this, so as a courtesy, for those of you who redeem a code, please consider passing the word on to a friend about the game, or leave a review on the App Store (promo code downloads can't be reviewed, but if you download the Free version you will be able to), or you can check out Headlight Software's other apps.

____________________________________________________________ because today is a great day to finally order that stuff sitting in your shopping cart!

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