Puzzle Academy Curriculum

These are the skills you can learn and practice with Puzzle Academy.
There are more than 80.000 puzzles in 265 levels for learning 101 skills in 6 areas. Click on the area headers to see more details.
We are working on adding more puzzles, levels, and skills.

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Capturing
3 levels
Trading
2 levels
Run away
3 levels
Block
1 level
Protect
1 level
Escape from check
2 levels
Block the check
1 level
X-ray defence
1 level
Fork
5 levels
Knight fork
1 level
Pawn fork
1 level
Rook fork
1 level
Queen fork
1 level
Bishop fork
1 level
Discovered attack
4 levels
Discovered check
4 levels
Pin
4 levels
Skewer
4 levels
Capture defender
3 levels
Deflection
5 levels
Trapping piece
4 levels
Attack the pinned piece
5 levels
Attack defender
4 levels
Use the pin
3 levels
Intermediate move
3 levels
Intermediate check
3 levels
Interference
1 level
Deflection into fork
4 levels
Decoy into fork
4 levels
Decoy into discovered attack
2 levels
Trade and fork
3 levels
Capture defender of fork
3 levels
Decoy into pin
1 level
Trade into pin
2 levels
Decoy into skewer
2 levels
Open line for fork
2 levels
Open line for fork attack
3 levels
Trade and skewer
3 levels
Clearance for fork
3 levels
Clearance for pin
3 levels
Clearance for skewer
3 levels
Clearance for trapping piece
1 level
Trade and discovered attack
1 level
Capture defender of promotion
4 levels
Attack defender of fork
3 levels
Attack defender of skewer
3 levels
Deflection into promotion
4 levels
Backrank mate
5 levels
Lawnmower mate
5 levels
Damiano's bishop mate
5 levels
Lolli's mate
4 levels
Swallow's tail mate
3 levels
Dovetail mate
3 levels
Epaulette mate
2 levels
Arabian mate
4 levels
Anastasia's mate
3 levels
Pillsbury's mate
3 levels
Opera mate
3 levels
Double bishop mate
4 levels
Boden's mate
2 levels
Bishop and knight mate
3 levels
Smothered mate
3 levels
David and Goliath mate
3 levels
Mayet's mate
3 levels
Damiano's rook mate
4 levels
Highstriker mate
3 levels
X-ray mate
2 levels
Vukovic mate
2 levels
Damiano's knight mate
4 levels
Dragonfly mate
3 levels
Triangle mate
2 levels
Double knight mate
1 level
Double check mate
1 level
Balestra mate
3 levels
Fool's mate
1 level
Blind swine mate
1 level
Discovered checkmate
1 level
Checkmate
5 levels
Decoy into checkmate
4 levels
Mating net
4 levels
Deflection into checkmate
4 levels
Open line for checkmate
3 levels
Open line for checkmate attack
3 levels
Capture defender of mate
4 levels
Block escape square
2 levels
Attack defender of mate
4 levels
Clearance for checkmate
4 levels
Double check into checkmate
4 levels
Protect checkmate square
1 level
Block checkmate threat
1 level
Escape from checkmate threat
1 level
Capture piece threatening mate
1 level
Make escape square
1 level
Protect promotion square
1 level
Desperado
1 level
Defend piece and avoid fork
1 level
Defend piece and avoid trap
1 level
Block promotion square
1 level
Counter attack
1 level
Defend by check
1 level
Defend by capture
1 level