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 3.11.8

If you’re one of the unlucky few who have had problems with the ad-free upgrade not working, we’ve fixed it now. We found some other small bugs hiding with it that we eradicated as well. Thanks for helping us track down these bugs!

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings
28 Ratings
#magnus2.0 ,


Thanks for your wonderful game, it's so fun to train with you and challenge you. Thank you for making the most fun game ever, hope to become a grandmaster like you someday.

Aph1dy0 ,

Very good for beginners

I’m not a good chess player by any means — but this game is definitely helping me to grow as I slowly progress through the ages of Carlsen. Thanks for the enjoyable game!

Akeripa ,

Great game

However there are some glitches with the app at times

Developer Response ,

Hi Akeripa, thanks for your nice review. Could you elaborate on the issues you've been having? Thanks. - Janina from Play Magnus


Play Magnus AS
162.7 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. Magnometer Unlimited Use $11.99
  2. 77 Extra Levels $8.99
  3. Video: The Initiative $3.49


  • Family Sharing

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

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