Tactics Frenzy – Chess Puzzles

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About this game

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:



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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Updated on
Mar 31, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

909 reviews
samuel gebru
December 27, 2020
It's good app. I like the fact that the puzzles get harder as you progress unlike random puzzle apps out there. The calming background music is a plus. However, it would be awesome if you put sound effect when pices move. It would be satisfying to hear a capture sound during play. The other is it doesn't disable the lockscreen unlike other games. Screen locks during play if you take time to think.
37 people found this review helpful
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Play Magnus
February 26, 2020
We had server issues. Is it still happening for you? Sorry about that. Please send more info to feedback@playmagnus.com
G Thibodeau
October 13, 2020
I like what I can see from the tactic section. But, unfortunately, it's almost unplayable. When it works it lags extremely bad. I can do one tactic, maybe two , then it just basically locks up. I wait until android system gives options to close app or wait on app. I have tried choosing 'wait'. But doesn't help. I need to close and restart app. Then maybe I can solve one tactic , but then it basically, locks up again. Even when it works, it lags 15-30 seconds trying to move pieces.
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Play Magnus
January 12, 2021
Hi, sorry to hear you’ve been experiencing some crash issues. Please try to update the app, if this doesn’t work then contact us at oda@playmagnus.com and share as much information as you can. We will definitely investigate your case. Thank you for posting!
Dan Phan
December 31, 2020
FANTASTIC app. I love the settings- you can change the board and peices, and set it to pause after you solve (otherwise it advances to the next puzzle too quickly imo). The puzzles are excellent as well. One cool improvement would be for the computer to refute moves you try that aren't the best to clearly show why they aren't the best. Thank you to the developers!
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Play Magnus
March 31, 2021
Hi, We've forwarded your feedback to our developers. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your suggestions!

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