Wow! Fantastic for kids and adults! Our daughter wanted to learn how to play chess because she received a 8-in-1 game set that included it. My husband and I both never learned how to play. I bought this on a whim for Christmas, and two days later we all know how the pieces move, and are working on the strategies. Love Love! recommend 100%.
Great game to teach someone to play chess - especially kids! Also, a great game to equalize play among chess players of different levels. We played this game with my eldest daughter (age 17) when she was little to introduce her to chess. She enjoyed chess so much she is now the president of her high school chess club. Now, if we want to play chess with her, we have to play No Stress Chess so that she doesn't clobber us. And we are using the game to teach her youngest sister (age 6) how to play.
This chess set is amazing. It’s good for kids ages 6 to 106. It’s a wonderful game. I learned years ago back in the day playing chess by just playing the game and trying to remember how to set up everything and it took me a long time to master how each player moved. This chess game has a card for each player to show you how they move and there are two sides to the board. This game made learning fun and not fuss trading.
Back in the day we learned to play by practicing basic endgames, and I remember that being frustrating as a kid because every child wants to play with all the pieces. This game instead simplifies chess to a point where a kid can practice how to move the pieces and how to find advantageous moves within a much more limited amount of complexity. The fact that it changes the point of the game from "checkmate" to just "eat the king" does provide a path to understand how check and checkmate work, without the mental overhead of calculating all the escape moves upfront.
Cards could be easier to shuffle, but is totally playable. If you have two kids, you can play against both in parallel with a single deck of cards.