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ARE YOU KIDDING?
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chessboard for children

Referring to the visual you could ask, what's going on here? You have probably seen some kind of chessboards already, but this one might be different. This chessboard made especially for kids has its own characters. We are sometime around the 1200s or maybe 1500s, but what we can be sure of is that the two forces clash.

 

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The lucky and the spirit team.

The fortunate has the opportunity to take their first step, the spirit team however has the chance to find out the intention of that move. This is how the story begins and the drawings around the frame complements it with other motifs.

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WHAT IS THE TRUTH?
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Playing chess is not beneficial on the first run. In the beginning, the novice player faces many difficulties. The learning curve is steep, losing in the first 100 games is guaranteed, thus there's little to no success. Depending on the applicant, in many cases, stopping the game is the result.

"Abandonment!"

The "U Kidding!" chessboard is trying to offer a solution to this.

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WHAT IS THE STRENGTH OF OUR BOARD?

This board is hanging on the wall and some things result from this.

 

First, the player can move whenever being around. They have the chance to think of their next move without constraints. The vertical layout helps to have a good grip on the situation, a better view and as a result, it will be easier for the player in the beginning. Also, children with ADHD might learn this way much easier as they don’t have to sit there for half an hour waiting for the "old man" to take his/her step. - Don't get us wrong, we love the classic, face-to-face chess.

This is something different though.

To enhance the enjoyment, we have created a badge sheet and 27 badges related to the gameplay. The intention here is to encourage and motivate the young generation in their learning curve. There are easy, moderate, and difficult tasks, and rewarding them for their results will accompany them on the path of learning chess.

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