Has your local chess club stopped hosting chess play or tournaments?

Do you feel lost playing chess online with random opponents?

Do you miss playing chess with your family and friends?

There are lots of websites and mobile apps to play chess online. Playing random opponents does take away from the personal interaction over the board play offers.

Chess Made Fun recommends playing chess over the board with your family at home. Intergenerational play is important to help foster mentorship. If kids are only playing with other kids online they sometimes miss out on valuable lessons. 

We recommend the below mobile apps and websites to play on with your family, friends or players in your community online.

Chess.com is a loved website and mobile app in the chess community. Some of the benefits include

ChessKid.com is run by chess.com but only for coaches, parents and younger players. Some of the benefits include

Chess with Friends is a mobile app that can be downloaded and linked to your Facebook account. Some of the benefits include

Chess Made Fun recommends these mobile apps by age group.  These apps are made for kids to learn how to play chess.

0-4 years:

We do not recommend children this young to play chess through a mobile app. Invest in the book, Chess is Child’s Play, for mini games to play at home with your kids. This age range is perfect for chess-themed toys, books and cartoons. Checkout this YouTube playlist for some cartoons we hope your kids will enjoy.

5-10 years:

Dinosaur Chess (Paid App)

Fritz and Chesster (Paid App)

10-15 years:

Chess+ (Really great for older kids and adults as well)

We hope during this unique time for us all with Social Distancing chess can become a fun family activity for everyone to play at home. If you don’t know how to play chess check out our YouTube channel for some mini-games you may start with. Look to see if your kids may join their local chess club online, reach out to their coach for help.

Let us know in the comments what websites and mobile apps you like to play and learn chess?

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