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Kahoot! DragonBox Learn Chess

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Clever puzzler introduces kids to chess concepts.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Great app to learn Chess without noticing it

I didn't know how to play Chess, but my 5 yo kid was curious about it, It is a good app to learn how to move each piece gradually and play your first battle. It is not for advanced players, but to have a good start point ( even as an adult) its great. You can buy the full app forever. for a reasonable fee or pay a suscription to Kahoot I select pay it forever.

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Easy to play/use

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Is It Any Good?

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This game has a way of drawing kids in and teaching them about chess and its pieces without them even realizing it. Kahoot! DragonBox LearnChess is a bit silly, often challenging, and quite clever. An overall introduction to chess would be a welcome addition early on, as would an explanation that each piece has its own rules for movement. The experiential learning nature of the game will work for some curious kids, as well as those with some chess knowledge, but other kids may find themselves confused and lost about what is going on. While the activities are certainly friendly enough for younger ones, the strategy required to solve some of the battle scenes may be too complex for them to handle. Since there's little help involved, they may do best waiting until they are a bit older, or at least having an adult by their side. Some kids will easily understand what's being asked and how to solve the puzzles. There are a few questionable design choices: Paying for objects with a large number of coins can take a long time as they fly across the screen in a stream, rather than just quickly depositing. There are also animations during the battle sequences that don't allow kids to quickly make their next move. And navigating one block at a time around the environment sometimes feels tedious. But those are small complaints in an otherwise fun and educational experience. Kids with the patience required for a game of chess will enjoy the way the puzzles ramp up in complexity over time, as well as the satisfaction when they finally figure it out.

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