Whether a “Great Rook,“ a “Quick Bishop“ or “Wise King“: even the names of the child-friendly minigames make you curious, promising variety and fun.
Both players move only up to a maximum of 8 pieces. In this way, the young players keep track of things and gradually experience situations such as Capturing, Cover, Counter-Attack, Threat, Double Attack, Forced Move, Stalemate and Mate. Step by step, the junior player will begin to see the larger picture and will learn how to attack and defend the king.
After just 5 – 20 minutes, each mini-game comes to an end. So, the game never gets boring and quick success experiences are guaranteed.
What our testers said
“I like all the pictures, they are really helpful for me to see.” – Boy aged 7
“Ah, I get what all the pieces are meant to do now.” – Girl aged 10
What our experts think
Chess Junior is a great way of encouraging children to use logical thinking and strategy, by introducing them to the tactics involved in a game of chess. The minigames do this by helping children to understand why they are moving the pieces and what they need to accomplish.
Our testers liked the variety of short minigames there were, as this kept the children engaged. As the games were in stages, the children could progress with their learning of the game and how the pieces move. This is great for helping them to advance towards a full game of chess by developing strategy, problem-solving and creative thinking skills over time.
– Introduces children to using strategy and tactics
– Encourages turn-taking
– Develops decision-making skills