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51 Great Games Like Chessplosion

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Chessplosion and have found the following:

Chessplosion is an action, puzzle game where you drop chess pieces on a board to trigger bombs in the shape of their related chess moves. Your aim is to use the different pieces (and bomb attacks) to trap opponents like Bomberman. No prior chess knowledge is required, as the optional tutorials will get you up to speed.

Unfortunately, Chessplosion is not available on Android, Mac, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/09/2021

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 34 features

Developer: CT Matthews (@CTMatthews)

Costs: Purchase cost

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