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Best Chess Apps for Kids

This excellent list of chess apps will teach your child to play chess during lockdown. These chess apps teaches kids essential skills such as problem solving, logical thinking and concentration. What’s really great about chess is that it’s easy to learn and difficult to master.  

If you’re here to find some chess, here are the best chess apps for kids!

Chess for Kids

( iPhone, iPad )

ChessKid is one of the most popular chess app for kids who are trying to improve at chess. It has all of the basic stuff. ChessKid by is similar to their website where you can sign up for a free account and play as many games as you want. You also get a small allotment of daily puzzles. But if you want unrestricted access to the puzzles, videos, and lessons, you’ll need to sign up for a gold membership. 

This app also features a fantastic crash course on how the pieces move and how to deliver checkmate. This app is truly a no-brainer for young chess fans.

Devices: iOS and Android

Magnus Kingdom of Chess

( iPhone, iPad )

Magnus Kingdom of Chess is the fun way for children from 5 years old to learn chess and unleash their cognitive potential.

As the game goes on, children are also introduced to puzzles and battles that teach concepts like avoiding capture and delivering checkmate. Meanwhile, your kids are collecting coins, finding new friends, and discovering new outfits for their characters. 

Devices: iOS

Chess Tiger

( iPhone, iPad )

Chess Tiger is among the best chess games for those who want to learn. It features basic exercises, 100 historical games with 21 levels of difficulty. Each exercise has a different goal and is meant to teach you a different tactic. You can play against the computer or against a friend on the same device.

Additionally, the game will keep track of your ELO improvement as you progress through the app. It might be better classified as an instructional app rather than a game. However, learning all the little tactics does actually require you to play chess. This is the most essential chess app for adult chess fans.

Devices: iOS

Chess Universe

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Chess Universe is another one of the most popular chess games on mobile. You can play free online chess puzzles with live players, complete chess quests and unlock cool characters, chess boards and sets. You can also play offline against AI on various timer modes. You can improve your ELO rating with every win. 

This chess game is designed to creatively motivate and guide players to improve from beginner to master. It also has several game modes and you can see your game stats. It’s free with ads and in-app purchases.

Devices: iOS and Android

Chess Prime 3D

( iPhone, iPad )

Just as the name suggests, this app helps you learn the basics of chess and then go on to reach big heights by playing the game. You can play with real players worldwide and even interact with them during the game, adding more spice to your chess matches. You can even play against AI or computer to hone your skills before you play against real opponents. The computer will also analyze where you went wrong and help you make the required adjustments to avoid any mistakes in the future. 

Devices: iOS and Android

Dinosaur Chess: another kids’ chess app for iOS with interactive lessons, mini games/puzzles, and beautiful graphics that teaches your young ones what it takes to play the game. Advanced lessons are also available.

Do you have any chess players in your family? If so, make sure to check out our list of the best gifts for chess players, and the benefits of teaching chess to kids. And did we miss any of your favorite chess apps? Let us know in the comments!