Chess for Kids - Play & Learn 4+

Fun educational board game

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 67K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Learn to play chess with our beginner-friendly ChessKid app! Enjoy free chess games online and offline. Play with friends or challenge the chess bots and play chess against a computer!

Play chess the fun way with the ultimate chess app for kids — and for parents and coaches too! Learn both basic rules and advanced strategies of the world's greatest brain game, all with an app that is AD-FREE and 100% SAFE for kids. Learn valuable chess moves from self-teaching chess tutorials.

- Play as many chess games as you want free of charge or join chess tournaments to compete with thousands of other chess players from all over the globe. Chess practice makes you better.

Enjoy multiple player vs. player modes:
- Play chess against your friends
- Slow chess
- Fast chess

It is up to you to decide.

Test your skill against other kids or battle against our funny chess bots!

- ChessKid is much more than just an app. It is your chance to play chess for FREE with kids from around the world and join an amazing community of more than 50,000 players enjoying ChessKid games every month.
- Over 500,000 chess games are played each month by more than 200,000 active ChessKid users.

- Meet 10 funny chess bots perfect for all skill levels and suitable beginning players. They become your best playmates on your way to mastering chess strategies and tactics. Playing chess against a computer is a great way to practice your chess moves. Make chess practice part of your daily routine.

- Sharpen your tactical skills and have fun with over 350,000 tricky puzzles.
- Solve up to three chess puzzles per day completely for free. Our puzzles help you become a chess pro in no time.

- Improve your game with amazing, kid-friendly chess coaching videos on rules and basics, strategy, chess tactics, openings, endgames and much more.
- Learn chess tactics from grandmasters and enjoy chess with our amazing FunMasterMike’s tutorials. He loves teaching chess and wants to share his knowledge with you.
- Strengthen your skills with a crash course on how to deliver checkmate and become an unbeatable chess player. Learn from the best chess tutorials.

Chess, ajedrez, xadrez, satranç, scacchi, schach, شطرنج … no matter the language, no matter the name, chess is the world’s best strategy game.

Playing chess games is completely free and unlimited for all players on the apps and website. Puzzles and videos are unlimited for Gold members. Kids can only chat in games with their parents; no other free chat is allowed. They cannot make friends with anyone without explicit parental permission. Parents have full control over kids’ accounts.

ChessKid is the best app for kids who strive to get better at chess. With our app, mastering chess will never be boring. Our funny cartoon characters serve as chess trainers and help you become a chess pro. Join the ChessKid family today!

ChessKid is built by - #1 in chess online.
ChessKid is the #1 scholastic chess app.
ChessKid is trusted by over 2,000 schools and 3 million kids worldwide.
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What’s New

Version 8.0.1

Aloha, ChessKids and Parents from around the Globe!
We've just made it even better to play Chess!
- Playing vs other kids is much snappier, with an improved look and feel.
- It's now easier to find and play with friends.
- The Home Screen got an upgrade. Choose how you want to play easier than ever.
- There's also plenty of other interface improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
67K Ratings

67K Ratings

TheReviewer2.0👻 ,

Good but not good= excellent!!!!

It’s just like playing normal chess with all the fun taken out😭there need to be more fun stuff k👍🏾
**edit below**

I want to apologize for this review. My daughter plays this at her school for chess team practice. Her school had too many students sign up for the team so, after two weeks of after school practice and two mini tournaments, they told us parents that in order to compete in the district competition they would have to choose only 10 students to remain on the team and cut the rest of them. They also said they would make the decision based on the tournament results AS WELL as the amount of time each student had used ChessKid to practice (at school and at home). This info was shared the day she wrote this review. And because she was not practicing enough and had to spend a nice chunk of her Sunday playing ChessKid (so she would have a better chance of staying on the team), she wrote a rude review. She willingly chose to practice that day, btw. She begged to join the team in the first place. So I know she enjoys playing ChessKid, but only when she wants to. I apologize for her nasty attitude and have changed the star count. This is an excellent app, and I’m sorry about her… 5⭐️

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for reaching out and updating the review accordingly. We really appreciate your support! If we can help with anything, please let us know :)

CDallas921 ,

The “kids” app isn’t just for kids!!

I am a 41 yr-old woman who has wanted to learn chess her entire life. I would always watch others play enviously. I’ve downloaded SO many other “teaching” apps, & w/each one I felt worse & worse. I felt so stupid bc I just could not get the hang of the game…until I tried this one. This app may be geared towards children, but it does an amazing job at breaking things down in steps, then gradually immersing you in the game, so much so that you REALLY start to understand the gameplay. I thought I was doomed bc I’m terrible at math & stategy, but the coaching system gives you hints so that you truly start to get the hang of movement. I just won my FIRST EVER game & I actually screamed in triumph 😂😂😂

I ❤️this app-it’s amazing. Guess you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!!

Developer Response ,

Hello, CDallas921! Thank you for the candid comments! I've shared your feedback with my ChessKid team; as I thought we all needed to relish in this fantastic feedback :) If you experience any difficulties or have any suggestions for how we can make the app even better, we would love to hear from you again! You can email us at Happy Chessing :)

not tellin ya!🐘🦍🦒! sorry. ,

This is the best online chess I've ever seen! ( And the only one)

This is such a great game! When I'm driving in the car ( in the back seat I'm 9) and I want to play chess this is a perfect game to play! The only trouble I have is when you want to play against a human being it's always me against me... so I can say I want Black to win! And it will win. Or I want white to win! And it will win. That's the only thing I want fixed. Other than that THIS GAME IS AWESOME! I advise you to download this game it’s awesome I mean really if you don’t download this I’m gonna go crazy! PLEEEAAASE download this... thanks...

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟⭐️💫 that many stars.

My name:_________________

Developer Response ,

Now that's what we like to hear! If you continue to have any issues, please reach out to Thank you for your review. :)


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