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Medieval Pieces

“Pawns are the soul of the game.” – François-André D. Philidor   (L to R: Pawn, Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen, King) Chess portrays a history lesson in medieval life and time; each piece portraying a facet of the middle age culture. CHESS: A board of 64 squares of 2 alternating colors. 2 players each with 16 pieces or “Chessman.” 32 total. Half ebony. Half ivory. Each player gets 1 King, […]

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Chess Legends

Chess- the oldest strategic skilled game in the world. To whom do we owe our gratitude for such an ingenious game? India? China? Persia? Europe?   Our 1st legend and my personal favorite, claims that a very old, wise man in India, Sissa Ibn Dahir,  wanted his king, Shihram to understand the necessity of each person in society. Thus, he invented the game chess to display how the rooks needed the bishops, and the king needs the queen, […]

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International Chess

The White’s are going international, well just for the holidays. We are fortunate to be taking a cruise to the Western Caribbean with Warren’s immediate family for Christmas this year! We are looking forward to our next adventure and playing chess in the warm weather again! Where will you be playing chess this Christmas? We wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years! […]

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Top 75 Chess Blogs

With 2018 coming to an end we eagerly look forward to 2019 and what the new year will bring for Chess Made Fun. We are excited to make the list of top 75 Chess blogs to follow in 2019. Of course we owe each of you a big THANKS for reading and sharing our blog! If you are a chess enthusiast there are a lot of good blogs in this […]

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Time With Your Child

When we recommend games for your family we’re not recommending more toys to clutter your child’s closest or playroom. We encourage you to have special activities or games your child gets to play with just you or the whole family. It is this time they cherish the most because they get to do it with you. Most of our IQ games are solo but if you sit down, help and […]

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Toddler Chess

If your 2-5 year old isn’t interested in playing chess with you, put the chess board away! We recommend instead teaching about castles, queens, kings, knights etc., we have added some Melissa and Doug items that work for us! Some of these can be found at your local toy stores. You can also let them dress up as there favorite chess piece (we will be adding costumes next year) or […]

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“Teaching Chess Step by Step”

One reason I love “Teaching Chess Step by Step” is the activities and exercises starts with the pawns game.  Warren and I use this teaching method for players that are just learning chess for the first time. Starting with all 32 pieces that have different movements can be overwhelming.  Starting with just the pawns teaches players how pawns move, capture and their special power of promotion. Once our players understand […]

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Family game night getting boring?

Spice it up a little with a recent game “Pie Face”. Should be called Pie in your face. When my nieces first asked me to play I was hesitant! After a few rounds all the adults and children were sitting around the table counting clicks just waiting in anticipation to see who would be the next one with a face full of cream! I definitely recommend cheap cream and having […]

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The White’s have a baby!

Having a baby we have so enjoyed watching her achieve new milestones! Some of the toys she chooses to play with surprises me. Before becoming a mom I would always try to find gifts that excited my nieces and nephews, but now getting to see what my daughter chooses to play with at 11 months old blows my mind. She prefers plastic colorful objects or wooden! Colorful strings and tags […]

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Online Chess vs. In Real Time

Hey chess lovers! I haven’t written in a while, but don’t doubt I’ve still been playing chess… and Searching for Bobby Fisher! I play In Real Time with my friends whenever I get the chance, but lately I’ve been playin’ a lil’ chess online. What are the pro’s and con’s of web play vs. playing real people? I’m glad you asked. The pro’s of playing with real homosapiens vs.computer bots […]

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To “Chess” or not to “Chess”?

I’ll never forget that day…”Play chess with me?” my friend asked. I immediately froze. Chess??? Me??? I started making a list in my mind of all the reasons I couldn’t play. “Chess is for intelligent people…Mensa awardees and old men that have studied stocks and statistics for years. It takes a long time to play one game, and individuals take 20 minutes to make a move. These are not great […]

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