Play Magnus - Train and Play Chess with Magnus

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3.9
27.3K reviews
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PEGI 3
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About this game

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.

A CHESS COACH IN YOUR POCKET
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!

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

WANT MORE CHESS TRAINING?
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.
Updated on
Sep 8, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

3.9
27.3K reviews
Darren Lysenko
April 23, 2021
A great app, as long as you keep paying! Paid £50 for a year's subscription, but cancelled the renewal a month later. The app immediately reverted back to the locked version, despite still having paid for the rest of the year. I complained and it was unlocked for me again for a couple of weeks, but has now reverted back to the ad-ridden (and very limited) free version. Don't have time to keep making complaints, so had to write off my money. Disappointing, as this would be a great chess app.
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Greninja Speedster
January 23, 2019
Well, I was rather disappointed with the app. While the free version has some limited functionality, the tactics puzzles are often times flawed. To be sure, I have analyzed some of the positions with an engine and puzzles have been known to be wrong. For example, on level 41 alone, I had 2 puzzle errors in a row. If the developers somehow manage to see this, I can send you photos. Please check your puzzles with an engine (there are sometimes more than one correct answer).
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Play Magnus
January 29, 2019
Hi there, thanks for the review. If you have time, please send us an email at feedback@playmagnus.com with details regarding the problem. Thanks! - Øyvind from Play Magnus
Anubhav Roychowdhury
January 23, 2019
The app is wonderful, just want you to know that the standard pieces would've looked better. The overall UI is beautiful, the sounds are one of the best in the chess games I've played. The most beautiful thing is that even if you don't pay for the extra levels, there are no ads and you aren't forcing us to buy those brain points. Thank you for making an app like this, the best got to have the best app without any doubt. By the way, I won once against 9 y/o Magnus only once, super hard.
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What's new

Play against 12 and 17-year old Judit. This won't be easy. Remember, you have tools to aid you. Also, you might benefit from learning and training some more before you get started with Judit 12. Check out the training section in the app.