Why Chess

Six Fun Reasons To Play
Antique chaturanga game board with pieces. It's an ancient Indian strategy board game from Gupta Empire in 6th century AD, ancestor of board games: chess, shogi, sittuyin, makruk, xiangqi and janggi

Simple, Yet Great

  • Great History
    Chess is the oldest board game still in existence going back almost 1,500 years. The game has been handed down through the generations.
  • Simple Rules
    Although chess is thought of as a complex game it is very easy to learn and begin playing.


  • Building Relationships
    Chess bridges the gap between different age groups where conversation can flourish.
  • Low Cost Fun
    With proper piece storage a chess set is all you need for a lifetime of play.
Two children playing giant chess at a science centre
smart boy sits at the chessboard and shows finger up. Idea concept.


  • Technology-Off Approach
    Playing chess over the board offers hours of fun while being plugged into the game versus a device.
  • Improves Math and English Scores
    Chess teaches patience, problem solving, planning ahead, and most importantly, good sportsmanship.