A better, more fun way to learn and train chess! Master chess through engaging games and interactive lessons with Magnus Carlsen, the World Chess Champion!
WHY MAGNUS TRAINER?
Curated courses created by our learning experts and Grand Masters.
250+ unique lessons covering chess foundation to openings and endgames.
Bite-sized games designed to reinforce your learning, each game has dozens of levels and thousands of puzzles.
Caters to beginners and advanced players alike.
Learn chess with the greatest player of all time!
UNIQUE TRAINING BY CHESS EXPERTS
Play unique, beautiful games crafted by chess experts and game design experts. Deepen your chess skills through premium lessons based on games by Magnus Carlsen and other world-leading chess players. All games and lessons are created by Magnus Carlsen and his team of experienced Grand Masters, all of whom have years of coaching experience.
Magnus Trainer makes learning chess easy and engaging for players of all levels. New games are updated and added regularly to bring you the best possible experience, and we're adding new theory lessons every week.
Each mini-game has dozens of levels, ranging from beginner to advanced, allowing all chess players, new and experienced, to find a challenging fit to improve their skills. Those who have never played chess before are able to learn the fundamentals in a series of introductory lessons, while more experienced players have access to advanced tactics and strategies, covering a range of endgame essentials.
FROM AN AWARD WINNING TEAM
The Magnus Trainer app has been featured in Fast Company, The Guardian and VG, and is the creation of the team behind the popular Play Magnus app, winner of several design awards.
“I’ve always done things a little differently. That is what inspired me to create Magnus Trainer. Chess has always been fun, but this takes learning and training chess to a new level. Magnus Trainer is chess training for everyone!”
— Magnus Carlsen
“The Future of Chess!”
— Rob, App Store Reviewer
You can also check out our other free app, Play Magnus. Play against Magnus at any age from 5 years and up!
REACH FURTHER WITH A MEMBERSHIP
The app is free to use, with added benefits for paying members.
Members enjoy instant access to all 250+ premium lessons, many exclusive only for members. As a member, you also get infinite lives so you can always keep playing, including exclusive bonus levels. In addition, members get detailed statistics with insights into their performance and game progress.
For Magnus Trainer we offer the following subscriptions:
TERMS OF PAYMENT
Payment will be charged to your iTunes account after you’ve confirmed a purchase. Subscription to a membership automatically renews, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and the price for the renewal will be provided. You can change your subscription settings in Subscriptions in App Store, or in the More tab in Magnus Trainer when a subscription is active.
It is not possible to cancel an active subscription to get a refund of the remaining time.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
So helpful, finally got me into chess
Such a well crafted app, this along with PlayMagnus are really made in such a way that gets even a complete beginner interested in Chess. Also has a very generous amount of free content.
In a month I went from not knowing the pieces to being able to play fairly well, it really helps that there are incremental levels to test your progress against.
Thanks so much for this Magnus & team!
Rip off after about tier 8
I hate how it baits you into thinking that “Hey, this is a pretty good free app, it has a good mix of lessons, games and puzzles”. And then BAM. Tier 8 and onwards nothing but useless games that barely change in difficulty. Tbh I’d rather just use my irl chess set and play my coworkers. That would be more useful and teach me more. I’m sorry Magnus but still least have 1 lesson per level. I really want to learn and now I have to use an app like Chess universe to get better. I don’t hate this app or Magnus. It’s just that I wish it were a little bit better for non payers. Anyway, I hope Magnus changes this soon. But that’s an uninstall from me for now.
Well worth the investment
Extremely well crafted app. Lessons are easy to follow. The ability to go back and repeat the lesson makes it easier if you don’t quite follow it on the first run.
There are exercises to familiarise yourself with the pieces, and game play suggestions. There are exercises to do every day in just 15 minutes.
I highly recommend this app.
- Play Magnus AS
- 130.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
English, Danish, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © Play Magnus AS
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Premium Membership $12.99
- Monthly Premium Membership $6.99
- Yearly Premium Membership $99.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.