Want to test your chess skills against the World Champion of Chess? Now you can! Play Magnus offers you the opportunity to play chess against the official Magnus Carlsen "tuned" chess engine and gives you the chance to qualify to play Magnus Carlsen Live at a secret location! Play Magnus on your iPhone and iPod Touch - it's free!

Play Magnus supports single player gameplay, while future versions will offer multiplayer functionality.

In the mean time, test your skills against challenging the Magnus Carlsen computer opponent and share with your friends to earn additional points!

Play Magnus offers exciting features, including:
- Magnus Carlsen tuned chess engine with general functionality
- Sharing functions
- About Magnus Carlsen updates
- Exclusive chess training with Magnus Carlsen approved problems
- Exclusive video content of Magnus Carlsen
- Chance to qualify to Play Magnus Live at a secret location annually

What’s New

Version 3.9.2

Added board coordinates and better game export functionality and improvements to how often you play as White or Black. Exterminated a crash that has been bothering a few of our players, and laid out a few traps to capture new bugs trying to sneak in.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
320 Ratings
320 Ratings
Weidzmin ,

Lots of fun

I was mediocre at chess, but I can already see an improvement in my playing! It’s easy to use, I learn how to play better, and it’s chess! What’s not to like?

KB32706 ,

A real experience

I’m 12 years old and I was able to beat Magnus age 10. It was close though. I love chess and this app.

Winnie7715 ,

Kinda glitchy

It crashes when I go in and I can’t use the stuff you use to make the board look better


Play Magnus AS
150.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Play Magnus AS
In-App Purchases
  1. 77 Extra Levels $6.99
  2. Magnometer Unlimited Use $9.99
  3. Brain Power ×500 $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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