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Initial post: Nov 27, 2009 5:50:47 AM PST
Monkeytoes says:
My 7-year old son is desperate to learn how to play chess. He is really good at strategy games, and routinely beats me at checkers, even though I am no slouch. My husband and I are not chess players, so we thought maybe we could get him a game for his DS that would help him learn. I don't want him to grow too frustrated, but I also want him to be challenged. I saw that there is a new game (Learn Chess) coming out for the DS just before Christmas, and wondered if it would be better than the other games I have looked at (Fritz Chess for DS, and several multi-game cards that have 50 to 100 card/board games). Has anyone heard anything about the Learn Chess game, and whether it would be appropriate for a beginner? Any input/suggestiopns would be appreciated. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2010 9:40:54 AM PST
i haven't heard of them, but I would try a search of those (ds) games and try to find some reviews that may offer some insight into them. I am sure though if he wants to learn that those (DS) games will teach the basics, and then some. From there, if he is still interested, I would recommend a beginner chess book, OR has chess videos/teaching training lectures on the basics to more advanced, and the people who give them are usually quite good at explaining. Also it is very good for a young person to see/watch how a game of chess is played at the higher level, and can be fun to see it on a tv/computer-visually vs. playing it over on a real chess board via a book. AND its free!!!
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