May 24, 2011

Press Release: ThinkFun’s Award Winning ‘Solitaire Chess’ Mobile App Now Available for Android

Executive Director, US Chess Federation Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2011

ThinkFun® Inc., a leading creator of addictively fun, mind-sharpening games, announces that it’s latest mobile game, ‘Solitaire Chess by ThinkFun’ is now available on the Android platform.

The Solitaire Chess app, which has been a top educational game for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad since January 2011, was recently awarded the ‘Parents’ Choice Gold Award’ for mobile apps from the nation’s oldest non-profit guide to quality children’s media and toys.

“We’re delighted to see the reception Solitaire Chess has received – both as a board game and a mobile app,” said Bill Ritchie, CEO of ThinkFun. “Our goal is to create mind challenging games you simply can’t put down, and Solitaire Chess hits that mark. It’s simple to learn, quick to play, and totally addictive – and while you’re having fun, you’re improving your strategic thinking skills.”

Solitaire Chess is simple for beginners to learn and challenging for the most advanced chess masters. The game can be started without any previous knowledge of chess. Solitaire Chess teaches players how traditional chess pieces move as they progress through the levels.

ThinkFun’s growing family of mobile apps also includes the highly popular Rush Hour™ game, based on one of the world’s most successful logic puzzles, which has over 1.1 million downloads and counting.

Solitaire Chess for Android has been developed to work on all Android versions, from 1.6 to Android 3.0 Honeycomb, with support for the latest Android tablets including the Motorola Xoom, Asus Eee Pad, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Solitaire Chess for Android is now available in both a free version, with 40 challenges across 4 levels of difficulty, and a full version with 400 challenges for $1.99.

The app is available by searching for ‘Solitaire Chess’ in the Android Market (Edit: Or by clicking on the title of this press release). The Apple version is available in the App Store.

ThinkFun’s award winning Solitaire Chess™ board game is currently available from major retailers for $19.99.

About ThinkFun

ThinkFun Inc. is the world's leader in addictively fun games that challenge your mind. Over 25 years ago, ThinkFun was founded with a dream to change the world through play. We continue to expand on that dream every day with games, brainteasers, mobile apps, online games, and global education programs. Visit the ThinkFun website to learn more.

ThinkFun, the ThinkFun logo and Solitaire Chess are trademarks or registered trademarks of ThinkFun Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2011 ThinkFun, Inc. All rights reserved.

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