A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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One of CNET's Best Mobile Games of September 2015 and GameZebo's New Games You Should Be Playing, now available on your desktop!

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"slick, simple and refined... a great way to stretch your mind and learn more about how to play." ~ CNET

"...very solid and an entertaining puzzler for anyone looking for a fun challenge and interesting twist on an old classic." 4/5 stars ~ InstallAndPlay.com

"Anyone who is familiar with the rules of Chess is bound to enjoy No More Kings" ~ iPlayApps.de

Take on the king in 150 levels of mind-bending brain teasers! Can you earn 3 stars on every level?

- A totally new & unique puzzle mechanic
- 150 levels to put your brain to the test
- Play levels over and over again to get the fastest time
- Learn the ropes quickly with a guided tutorial

How to play:
- Each level is played on a standard 8x8 chess board
- Your goal is to capture the king
- Your starting piece is highlighted
- On each move, you have to capture another piece
- Each piece can move in any direction
- Moves follow standard chess rules:
:: Bishops move in diagonal lines
:: Rooks move in straight lines
:: Knights move 2 then 1 or 1 then 2
- When you capture a piece, you become that piece
- You have to capture all the pieces on your way to the king
- Each level has a solution! Can you crack every level?

Not convinced yet? Play a free demo in your browser!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Dec 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorChristian Montoya
GenrePuzzle, Educational
Tagsboard, brainteaser, challenging, Chess, logic, Math, Minimalist
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast, Interactive tutorial, One button


Buy Now$1.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

No More Kings Windows 32bit Setup 25 MB
No More Kings Mac OSX DMG 867 kB
No More Kings Linux 32bit ZIP 41 MB
Playable Demo


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Fantastic game! The gameplay is quick to pick up on and the puzzles are well made. It's obvious that a lot of love went into this game, and it shows! Well done!

The launcher in the itch.io desktop app launches the installer every time instead of the game


I can't start it on Linux

[tyrannosaurus_rox@computer No_More_Kings_Linux]$ ./No\ More\ Kings
./No More Kings: error while loading shared libraries: libnotify.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
(1 edit)

I have this problem too..

I'm definitely not smart enough for this game but it's very good! Each puzzle takes more and more time to solve as I stare at the board in despair, then suddenly find the perfect solution. A great pick for coffee breaks, though an undo button would have been a nice addition!


Is there no APK of this lovely puzzler?