Magnus Trainer - Learn & Train

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About this game

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!


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 end-game essentials.


The Magnus Trainer app has been featured in Fast Company, The Guardian, and VG, and is the creation of the team behind the 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

You can also check out our other free app, Play Magnus. Play against Magnus at any age from 5 years and up!


- Multiple unique, beginner-friendly mini-games, with dozens of levels in each.
- Unique and innovative game design ensures essential chess skills are developed in a fun and effective way.
- Caters to beginners and advanced players alike.
- Learn chess from the greatest player of all time!


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.

For Magnus Trainer we offer the following subscriptions:
- 1 month
- 12 months
- Lifetime


Payment will be charged to your Google Play 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 Google Play, 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.

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8.73K reviews
A Google user
May 31, 2019
This app has a lot of potential. I love that you begin by assessing your strength so you can skip basics and fundamentals if you already know them. However, the app falls far short of being worth downloading because 95%+ of the lessons are not available without paying for a membership. I was surprised at how few lessons I could actually complete. The two (yes, TWO) lessons I could complete were great, but the rest are locked. Uninstalled.
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A Google user
February 14, 2019
Pretty good app so far. I wish there was a way to analyze positions from lessons or puzzles with a engine. I try to look up games mentioned so i can go back through to try to reenforce what I've learned. Also if we pick a wrong move in the exercises, see a quick reply to our bad move might help us. I wish I could stick to one board style and piece font; the different colors, overlays make it difficult to see the board. Lastly, when it's black to move, I'd prefer ro see the board from Blacks pov.
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Play Magnus
February 15, 2019
Hi Sterling, thanks for the great and detailed review. You have some solid feature requests, and we'll make sure to take them into consideration when we continue developing the application. If you have other features you'd like us to look into, feel free to reach out again at Thanks! - Øyvind from Play Magnus
Alice Anarchy
January 12, 2022
I really appreciate how this app tries to teach you moves and how to play. But i think it's seriously frustrating that the challenges are timed. I constantly fail because I don't have time to analyze the pieces and positions to determine where to move what in the amount of time. I didn't sign up for speed chess. I want to learn first. Please make it optional for it to be timed.
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Play Magnus
May 3, 2022
Hi! I understand your frustration very well. Your suggestion of making the time-mode optional is great. I'll pass it over to the dev team. Thank you for the review! - Sebastian

What's new

Small bug fix