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Chess in a Box

The Beginner's Guide to the Most Popular Game in the World (Chess for Beginners, Chess for Kids, How to Play Chess)

Published by Applesauce Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Learn how to play and win chess games with this easy beginner’s guide and chess board.

Chess is over 1,500 years old, but it remains one of the most popular games in the world. In fact, it had the biggest surge in popularity out of any game in 2020. And it’s not hard to understand why. With a range of players from Napoleon Bonaparte to Benjamin Franklin, from Mary Shelley to the Wu-Tang Clan, it’s clear that chess is for everyone, regardless of age, creed, or culture.

Chess is often considered difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. This book breaks it down to make it easy and enjoyable for kids. From how to set up the board and move the pieces to opening moves and basic strategies, kids will learn everything they need to know to have fun playing chess. And since it’s made specifically for them, you can be certain that they’ll understand and engage with the material. Clear directions and helpful illustrations, along with a board to practice on, give kids all the tools they need to become grandmasters in training. Unplug and add chess to your family game night!

Learn about the game as you go, with interesting facts about one of the world’s oldest games. Did you know that players can burn up to 6,000 calories a day simply by sitting, strategizing, and playing? Or that there are around 10^120 unique ways for a chess game to go—more possibilities than there are atoms in the observable universe? Discover everything you need to know about the game to call yourself a true chess expert.

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