Tactics Frenzy – Chess Puzzles 4+

Magnus Carlsen's Tactics Game

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Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 43 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Magnus Carlsen, the world champion in chess brings you Tactics Frenzy.

Solve millions of unique, entertaining and high-quality chess puzzles. Start competing for prizes in the monthly high score lists.

Tactics Frenzy has been developed by the world champion Magnus Carlsen, WGM Olga Dolzhikova, GM Jan Gustafsson, GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, GM Aryan Tari, and IM Sebastian Mihajlov.

The computer-generated puzzles have been created by the first author of Stockfish (the world's strongest chess engine) Tord Romstad and chess puzzle developer Martin Bennedik. Human-generated puzzles are also thrown into the mix, all approved by our team of Chess Experts.

Follow the development of Tactics Frenzy on Magnus Carlsen's YouTube channel and be an active part of the community. Tell us what you would like to see next.

Become a member and participate in monthly competitions, and unlock exclusive features.

Win Awesome Stuff
Win gold, silver or bronze prizes in all our monthly competitions, sponsored by Chess24, Chessable, Magnus Trainer and Magnus Carlsen himself.

Choose Your Difficulty
Can you handle 5-minute frenzies? With membership, you can compete in three additional difficulty settings, each with their own high score list and prizes to win.

Unlimited Attempts
Membership gives you infinite attempts at climbing the high score lists.

Exclusive Features
As a member, you get to be the first to access exclusive new features from our ongoing development of Tactics Frenzy

Review Mistakes
Learn while playing. Membership unlocks the review mistakes feature in timed mode.

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For Tactics Frenzy we offer the following subscriptions:


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 the 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.



Tactics Frenzy is built by the world champion in chess and his team, who wants to make the world a smarter place through chess!

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Info about the membership: https://www.playmagnus.com/en/tactics-frenzy/membership

What’s New

Version 1.0.11

Minor improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ENGL professor ,

Great app, buggy interface

UPDATE (four months later): High score feature still does not work (or only works intermittently). I am a paying subscriber, and my new high scores only register once every ten-fifteen times or so (at best). Quite annoying, as this does seem eminently fixable. App merits cited in review below still stand. One further observation: The puzzle library is vast. I have played this game quite a bit, and am not bothered by undue repetitions.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: This app is probably the best way for club players to improve their tactical vision. That being said, the app is riddled with some annoying bugs, notably in registering monthly high scores. I have repeatedly (or, rather, consistently) had the experience of setting a (near) top score, only to have it fail to appear (both on my own top monthly score tab and on the common top score list). In terms of usability from a chess perspective, this is no big deal, but in terms of the app as a competitive game, it is rather more serious. That being said, the app is a great training tool and immensely more time-efficient than relying on combination books.

Developer Response ,

Hi, please report your issue to feedback@playmagnus.com. But to clarify, if you are not a member, your best score is not calculated.

James M. (Washington, DC) ,

Love the game itself, but high score feature doesn’t work

The puzzles are great, and it’s addictive to play. But for some reason the high score feature doesn’t work. I’ve exceeded the mark that it lists as my personal high score at least 20 times this month (it is kept by month), and it never updates. The app also just stops opening at all about once a week, and I end up deleting it and re-downloading it. I have the paid subscription version too. Great idea, and I love the competitive aspect of it, but I wish they’d address these things. I emailed support directly and never heard back.

Developer Response ,

Hi, we are sorry to hear this, please report you issue to feedback@playmagnus.com or oda@playmagnus.com. We will help you ASAP! :-)

coderogre ,

Subscription Inquiry

Thank you for adding a subscription that includes everything. I have a lifetime of Magnus Trainer app. Is there any way to upgrade that to include these other two?

Developer Response ,

Hi, take a look at this new membership: https://www.playmagnus.com/membership :-)

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