Chess Academy for Kids Lite offers an easy introduction to chess.
*** more than 30 tutorials & challenges created with children in mind (140 in FULL version!)
*** Learn basic moves & strategy
*** Challenge your friends & parents

Chess Academy for Kids Lite is an excellent iPhone and iPad application offering an easy introduction to chess, created with children in mind. The app is designed to teach chess in an engaging, step-by-step, rewarding way, where learning is well balanced with practice.  

The app is a tool for older children aged 8+ to teach themselves the rules and basic strategies of chess, as well as for younger children aged 5+ to start out on a chess adventure with adult help.

The application consists of two modules:
- Chess tutorials, which include theory, examples and tasks for beginners,
- A 1v1 game mode (AI mode available in FULL version)

Chess tutorials include over 30 interactive tasks that explain and demonstrate in practice the basic movements of pieces.

The game mode has a nicely designed chequerboard and pieces, with a comprehensive and user-friendly dashboard, allowing children to easily "navigate" through the app and change settings.


Like learning with Geek Kids but feel hungry for more challenges - why not try the FULL version? It features 140 tutorials and AI games on several levels for the player to choose from.


Chess Academy can be played only in portrait position


We take children's privacy very seriously:
* we do not collect or share any data
* the app doesn't contain any adds
* the app contains in-app purchase
* the app doesn't contain any social media buttons nor social media integration
* the app contains external links to our other apps

What's New

Version 1.4

-support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
-updated graphics
-bugs fixes including in-app problem

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Good, working design

EDU 101

Simple enough for readers to quickly understand. As a chess instructor and a certified teacher, I say it's a well-made app. Current price for full version is $4.99. That's a little steep for what you're getting in my opinion. But on the other hand it's a whole lot cheaper than spending money on a coach to teach the basics!

Very disappointed!


I bought this light version expecting that it would have the basic positions of the pieces explained for my child and after I bought this I found that I needed to buy the full version to even get that. If the light version was free or if there was an in-app purchase to upgrade this would have been fine but it wasn't. It feels like a classic bait and switch scheme to me. The light version is a total waste of money.

Best Chess App out there


Great App. I've boight the full version and it's worth every penny. Great for beginners and advanced players. Good AI player. Really love the looks on new iPad!


Next is Great Sp z o.o.
32 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2014, Next is Great Sp. z o.o.
In-App Purchases
  1. Chess Academy Full Version Unlock $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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