Multiplayer Chess iPhone App Is Very Cool, But Probably Won't Be a BestsellerS

With the invasion of too-cool-for-school iPhone games with 3D graphics and all sorts of eye candy, it's hard to imagine Chess Wars being a raging success. Even while this multiplayer chess application seems absolutely splendiferous.

The application is simple: Just select an opponent among your Facebook friends and challenge him or her to a game of good old chess. Or bad new one. It can go either way depending on who you are. In my case, I want this to be checkers.

The $0.99 Chess Wars supports multiple simultaneous games, and also has an in-game chat client, as well as a method to check moves and stats of every game you play. Certain kinds won't need to apply. [iTunes Store via Krapps]