Story Time Chess is a board game that teaches chess to young children using silly stories, vibrant illustrations, custom chess pieces, a unique chess board, and an engaging card game.
The stories and supporting materials communicate the rules of chess in a way that makes learning chess simple and fun. Best of all, no chess experience is required for parents or children to learn.
Until now, chess has not been easily accessible to children under the age of 7. This chess set is like a set of training wheels for a bicycle:
3 Simple steps to the magic of Story Time Chess:
1. Read a Story
2. Play a Game
3. Learn Chess
based on a chess teaching method that has been utilized and perfected over the last 16 years through a New York City-based company called Chess at Three, which has successfully taught over 200,000 children in the last decade how to play chess through stories.
the ONLY game in the world that can teach chess to children as young as three years old. Guaranteed to teach any person from age 3-103.
utilizes a cast of adorable characters through a series of fun and interactive stories in order to progressively teach children how to play chess. The stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child’s mind.
Story Time Chess is a highly-rated winner of multiple awards.
Beautifully Designed Storybook
Stories are an incredibly powerful educational tool. Children have an astounding ability to retain stories down to the last detail. Telling a child an abstract rule may only confuse them because they have nothing to connect with. Instead of telling children what something is, this set is perfect for showing the rules of chess – through stories.
Exercises For Each Piece
Each chess piece has its own story and exercises that explain how the piece moves in a fun, silly, memorable way.
Custom Chess Pieces
Children are able to connect the stories to the pieces more easily. By visually seeing the characters and physically touching the pieces, children are able to learn chess without realizing it.
Each piece is designed to hold the character from their story in order to communicate the rules of chess effectively–and have fun!
Standard Chess Instructions & Double Sided Board
The double sided chess board and custom chess pieces are made from high quality, child friendly materials and are regulation size for tournament play. Players can either use the story themed side with all of our characters, or the standard chess side for regular chess.
Matching pieces and board
The board has characters that match the pieces, making board setup easy!
Engaging Minigames That Reinforce Mechanics
Includes over 30 minigames that teach children the rules of chess effectively, including a card game that encourages children to use every chess piece.
Chess has been proven to:
Strengthening academic performance
Improving retained test scores
Enhancing arithmetical skills
Honing verbal skills
Sharpening critical thinking
Boosts emotional intelligence
Chess can be enjoyed by any age and it is a connector that brings together people of all cultures and backgrounds.
For kids, the younger you start, the more beneficial it is— the key is to teach them in a child-oriented way. Learning chess leads to increased test scores, stronger critical thinking skills, an ability to plan ahead, improved executive functions, and so much more.
For adults, these brain exercises can be part of the health of your brain for your entire life! An active brain is a healthy brain. Chess will challenge your brain to exercise logic, develop pattern-recognition, make both visual and analytical decisions, and test your memory.
Chess is over 1500 years old—one of the oldest games in the world! In every game, you are required to problem solve and face challenges—it can help you learn to take your time, think ahead, and weigh the outcome of your options. It teaches us to remain calm and make good decisions under pressure; and also about choices, consequences, and focus. The process of learning to win develops confidence, personal style, and can also develop character by teaching us how to lose and overcome failure
**AWARDS: voted #1 Toy of the Year (People’s Choice TOTY 2021); Mom’s Choice Award; Brian Child Award; Parents Choice Award; Pal Top Ten Award; The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval; Hot Diggity Award Winner;The Toy Insider Winner
AGE: 3 to Adult