Play Magnus - Play Chess 4+

Train, Learn & Play Chess

Play Magnus

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 3.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Play and learn chess with the World Chess Champion, MAGNUS CARLSEN, today!

You can also play chess against his Grandmaster friends like Wesley So, World Fischer Random Chess Champion, and Judit Polgar, the greatest women chess player of all time.

Discover their stories while you challenge them at different ages. Expect some tongue-in-cheek banter during the games. Unlock achievements and earn rewards for playing.
Expect more Grandmasters to be introduced regularly, providing you with a fresh yet diverse chess experience.

You can learn chess too, as we provide you with helpful hints in-game, take back pieces when errors are made, and use the Magnometer tool to guide you on the right and wrong decisions in the game.
To become the best, you must train with the best. Nothing feels better than having World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen sit next to you and assist with your chess improvement. After walking you through the basics, Magnus starts sharing strategic tips and tactical tricks. Whether you aspire to become a Grandmaster or merely want to win your next game, his advice will prove invaluable to you. Also, expect to flex your mental muscles, as active learning is the key to success!

Get detailed statistics on your performance. See how well your friends do and share your memorable games with them. Unlock achievements. Track your rating.

Try our other award-winning app, Magnus Trainer, to get even more chess coaching from Magnus Carlsen himself. It’s a superb way to master chess with the reigning World Champion!
Or, if you are an ardent fan of solving mind-boggling chess puzzles, make sure to check out Tactics Frenzy – another app developed by a team of world-class chess experts led by Magnus Carlsen.

What’s New

Version 5.1.53

General bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

Gigi cake shoppe ,

Love this app!

I've been a Chess player on and off for about 30 years or so. Ever so often I'll start playing again and then I'll leave it alone for a few years, but I always seem to come back. I happen to be looking in the App Store and I saw Play Magnus and figured "let me try that out." Well, I played so many games in less than 24 hours and I'm totally addicted now! The pieces are easy to see (sometimes these apps go overboard with graphics and stuff like that such as Battle Chess 3D that look pretty, but make it hard when you really just want to concentrate on the game). I like that you can play quite a few levels before having to upgrade if you want to upgrade it all( but I do want to!). I like the challenge, as this app reminds me very much of something Sierra online brought out called "Power Chess" back in 1998. With the influx of new computers and operating systems I can no longer play it(working it out on dos box though to see if I can get it to run again) so I'm very glad that I've discovered Magnus and I look forward to playing this app to the hilt! Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Hi Gigi, thanks for your nice review! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying the app :) - Janina from Play Magnus

Magnus Carlson rules ,

Play Magnus. Carlson, AKA play best app ever.

This app in my opinion is amazing! I’ve always loved playing chess, but with a real person. My family was always looking for a chess app that I like, but I always don’t like it that much. Then my mom found the play Magnus Carlson app, It was like heaven. I’ve played it for 2 hours and more. It’s great for beginners, intermediate, and advanced chess players because you can play him at different ages. Every time you checkmate him if you want too you can move up. it teaches you a lot about chess. I’ve improved a lot. There’s also chess videos that give you a lot of tips. Some are free and some are not, but it’s worth it to purchase it. You also can learn about World Champion Magnus Carlson. I really think you should buy this app. Trust me it’s the best app EVER! I also have a note for the developers. You guys should add chess puzzles too. Your game would be even better!

Kirito123322 ,

Almost perfect

Ok yes I’m 15 so I’m young that also means I’m not the best at chess but my love for the games mean I lose a lot but I never give up it’s the best chess game I’ve found on the App Store but there is one small problem for the people who aren’t as good like me, the younger ages jump a lot in skill I’ve beaten age 9 before and I did pretty good I was up a rook, bishop, and 2 pawns so I won but once I got to ten it too me 40-50 matches even to make a close match so I don’t know if they are close matches I’ll keep trying but if I’m getting destroyed every time it’s hard to try over and over again but either way I’d say a 5 star game so I thank you game for everything it’s done

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