Play Chess the FUN way with the ultimate chess app for kids - and for parents & coaches too! Learn everything from the basic rules to advanced strategies of the world's greatest brain game, all with an app that is AD-FREE and 100% SAFE for kids.

- Play chess for FREE with kids from around the world!
- Challenge the ChessBots - perfect for all skill levels!
- Improve your game with hilarious kid-friendly videos!
- Sharpen your skills with 1000s of tricky puzzles!

(Chess games are unlimited and completely free to play. Puzzles and Videos are unlimited for Gold members. Kids cannot chat or make friends with anyone without explicit parental permission. Parents have full control over kids’ accounts.)

- "The videos are funny and I learn a lot from them. I spend a lot of time doing puzzles and it makes me a better chess player." - Kid, Age 7
- "I love ChessKid because my kids are safe and having smart fun. They love playing play kids from around the world.” - Matt, Parent
- "I've been looking for years for a place like this where the kids in my chess club can enjoy chess online. You've done it!” - Bruce, Coach

ChessKid is built by - #1 in online chess!

What’s New

Version 2.5.7

Hey Chess-Kids, parents, and coaches! Here's a fresh new version of ChessKid to play with! Here's what's new...

- Brand-new tab design
- Pop-ups show what's happening if you disconnect and are reconnecting
- Scrolling added to Play and Lessons features on iPad
- Fixed a bug with avatars that was affecting new accounts
- Minor bug-fixes and improvements

If you enjoy this new version, please consider giving the app a fresh, 5-star rating or review... It really helps us out! Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
348 Ratings

348 Ratings

Wildcat Chess Coach Neal ,

Chess coach

I loved this app but recently their have been some issues that are very frustrating! You can’t retry a level if you don’t pass it the first time. It will continue to allow you back in as if you are going to retry the lesson but it starts near the end of the test and when you get done it gives you an error saying you must retry. The only way around this is to go on a computer or use the safari/explorer on your device and go to chesskid online. There it will allow you to retry the lesson and once you pass it you must log out and back in of the app to get to the new level. Until this problem I loved the app and all of my students use it. The only other thing I would change is to allow access to the workouts in the app. As far as teaching kids or adults it is an excellent tool!

A Pixel Gun Rater ,

Pls Read!

I’ve been playing chess on this app to practice for tournaments or for fun. This app is very kid friendly and safe. Most of the time I enjoy playing chess on this game. Overall, this app is pretty good. However the app has some glitches that need to be fixed.
1.) One of the most annoying glitches is when for some reasons ChessKid randomly decides to not let you move when it’s your turn. The only way to stop this glitch is to offer a draw which of course no one wants to do when your winning
2.) One time I was playing chess on the app when my opponent had 20 seconds left and obviously I could win. However when they were down to their 15th second, the app just said I HAD LOST and had no seconds left when it was my opponents turn!? ChessKid is a great app but this needs to be fixed!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your feedback! It sounds like you may be losing connection to the live server which is is causing the moves made by your opponent not to render on your screen. We apologize for the trouble! We are working on increasing server stability but this happens mid-game again, you might be able to exit the app and return to the same game by entering back into Fast Chess. Reinstalling periodically can also help, and again, so sorry for the inconvenience! We hope you continue to play and enjoy games on ChessKid :)

Bee S. Mart ,

Great App

This is a great app, all the controversy is missaid. Of course there will be some glitches similarly to other chess apps and the website. Not being able to move is most likely because of bad internet connection. Even if people beat you it doesn’t mean the game is rigged. You CAN finish get the star easily if you use common sense. Obviously there is less content since a phone is smaller than a PC. If your timer runs down ITS YOUR TURN. I cannot stress this enough: if you can only move your king it is not broken, you are in check。


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178.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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