Anyone can beat Magnus at chess!

…at least at 5 years old. Give it a try!

Magnus Carlsen (Age 5)


You won! Here's a video of Magnus

 Join players from all around the globe of all skill levels who already Play Magnus. Put Magnus in your pocket — play any time. It's free!

I'm hooked!

I’ve played 7500 games this year alone, it’s safe to say I’m hooked! I’ve gotten a lot stronger and a lot more interested in chess, and for that, I sincerely thank you. Keep up the excellent work!

by Joe K.

Best app ever!

This app is amazing! I've gotten very strong at chess and it's all thanks to this app. I love Play Magnus and recommend it to any chess player who wants to get better.

by Thunder, App Store

Learning how to play chess

I went from asking how every pawn moves to being able to hold myself during a game. I still have a lot to learn but this app has helped me tremendously to succeed in chess.

by Andiee93, App Store

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Play Live Events

Join the Play Live Challenge for a chance to play against Magnus Live. Compete in Live Events.

Up your game

Play to become a better chess player, no matter your skill level. Enjoy a simple, engaging and fun experience. 

Challenge the Chess world champion

Our custom built chess engine is fine-tuned to play like Magnus. You’ll probably struggle against the 23 year old version, but the odds are in your favor against Magnus at 5. Expect to also get acquainted with his personality and the occasional tongue-in-cheek comment. 

Get training from the world’s best

To become the best, you must train with the best. That is why an important part of the app is Magnus teaching you to become a better chess player. After explaining the basics to beginners, he gives you tips, tricks and strategies on your way to becoming a Grand Master. Expect to flex your mental muscle! 

Get the chance to play against Magnus Carlsen for real?

“Play Magnus is a lot of fun for anyone even remotely interested in chess.” 
“Whether you are an aspiring chess World Champion or just an amateur player, you’ve probably dreamt of beating reigning Chess king Magnus Carlsen… Now’s your chance.” 
“Unlike most impersonal computer programs, this app puts a face on the competition.”