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An even-more-pocketable version of Chesstris!

Chesstris Mini is an auto-battler Chess-unlike game which blends puzzle and strategy into a chaotic high-score challenge!

How to play:

Place groups of pieces on the 8x8 chess board and watch the pieces just clobber each other.

You can tame the chaos by trying to predict the order of battle:

  • pieces only move to attack other pieces
  • stronger pieces get to attack first, but are the first to be attacked!
  • pieces can only attack once per turn
  • keep the board clear or else it's GAME OVER
  • turn the crank or press the B button to skip your current block, but it costs 5 points so use it sparingly!
Release date Aug 31, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
GenrePuzzle, Strategy
Made withPlaydate
Average sessionA few minutes


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Chesstris Mini release.pdx.zip 941 kB

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This looks cool.  It's made me think - I'd also LOVE a decent regular chess game too :) 


can a regular chess mode be added to it? just wondering if the idea is possible.


In support of this!

Fun game!

One bug I encountered. If I am playing a round and put the game into sleep mode, upon resuming the game music seems to go away. If I finish the round and start a new game, the game starts at the state (positions, points, moves) before I had put the Playdate into sleep mode. Switching games and coming back fixes this issue.

Thanks for the bug report! I’ll look into it ASAP, thanks for enjoying the game!