Facebook has a secret chess game for you!

Bitterwallet - Facebook logo Have you been talking to someone on Facebook's messenger, and found them to be about as exciting as an old mop? Well, worry not, as there's a secret (well, it isn't a secret now) chess game built-in, which you can play with your pals.

First, in your message, tap in '@fbchess play', and that'll bring the board up, ready for you to play on. Now, all you need to do is to make the pieces move.

Easy enough - you type the letter of the piece you'd like to move, and then select where it is moving to. Obviously, the position is determined by the corresponding letters and numbers around the board.

The key for the pieces is as follows:

K for king
Q for queen
B for bishop
N for knight
R for rook
P for pawn

You'll be able to work it out, as you're incredibly resourceful and bright. However, should you get yourself in a tangle, and need some pointers, then all you have to do is type '@fbchess help' in your chat, and you'll get all the help you need.

Sadly, we can't tell you how to be great at chess - you'll have to do that for yourself. This is what the secret Facebook chess game looks like.



  • Father J.
    By the developers for the developers - Facebook users are too fucking thick to understand anything beyond Candy Crush.
  • Mike
    @fbchess play prawn to b4 move prawn
  • Jessie J.
    Or the other 3.4 billion "match 3 gem" games. Do it like a brother.
  • Jeremy B.
    Doesn't work for me.
  • Father J.
    "Doesn’t work for me." Thus spake a facebook user ;)

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