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Chess Academy for Kids by Geek Kids

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Effective, step-by-step chess instruction for rookies.

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Kids who want to learn chess will enjoy how the easy explanations and step-by-step tutorials in CHESS ACADEMY FOR KIDS ease them into the experience. There are a lot of settings to help kids customize gameplay, most of which make the game easier, such as showing the last move or available moves; if kids want to make the game more difficult, they can simply increase the computer's skill level up to 100 percent ("Hardest") or find a very challenging real-life opponent to play against at home or school. Chess is one of those classic games that helps kids with skills like thinking ahead, strategy, and logic far beyond the game's board. This app is a perfect blend of tutorials, practice, and play that will help kids develop those skills and enjoy the game at the same time.

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