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About this item

Highlights

  • Chess has been shown to develop multiple cognitive and emotional skills
  • No chess experience required!
  • Dual sided board, illustrated storybook and exercises for each piece
  • Award Winning! Over 17 prestigious awards including 2021 Toy of The Year People’s Choice Winner, 2021 Webby’s Family & Kids Winner, & 2021 ASTRA Best Game For Kids Winner
  • Ages 3+

Description

Story Time Chess is the most awarded board game ever and the ONLY game in the world that can teach children as young as 3 how to play chess! Awards including TIME Best Invention of the Year, the prestigious 2021 Toy of The Year Award, & ASTRA Best Toy for Kids. Story Time Chess is a board game that teaches chess to young children using silly stories, vibrant illustrations, custom chess pieces, and a unique 2 sided chess board. The stories and supporting materials communicate the rules of chess to children ages 3 and up in a way that makes learning chess simple and fun. Best of all, no chess experience is required for parents or children to learn.
Suggested Age: 3 Years and Up
Type of Game: Classic Games
Playing Time: 1 Hour
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts
Number of Players: 2 Players
Educational Focus: Teaching Aid, Social Skills
Includes: Learning Games, Instructions, Booklet, Game Pieces, Game Board, Storage Pouch, Multiple Games
Package type: Full Game
Material: Paper, Plastic
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 86268188
UPC: 752830147898
Item Number (DPCI): 087-10-0998
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 10.3 inches length x 10.26 inches width x 3.15 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 3.53 pounds

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5.0 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
100% would recommend
65 recommendations
broad age appeal: 4.91 out of 5
quality: 4.98 out of 5
length of play: 4.95 out of 5
value: 4.96 out of 5

Checkmate!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lori W - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
My 5 year old learned how to play in less than a week! The book teaches them piece by piece, explaining how they can move on the board. There are exercises at the end of each chapter that make sure they understand the concept before building on it in the next chapter. All using a clever story that's easy to understand. Now my kid loves to play and has a great understanding of the game!
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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The BEST for learning how to play!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
HelloSteph - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter really wanted to learn chess and I knew absolutely nothing about it. But this set and book has helped us both tremendously with learning how each piece moves and giving us great little stories to remind us how they all move and strategies and mini games. My 7 year old loves it and my 4 year old is picking up on it as well!! I’ve been highly recommending it to everyone I know!
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Family fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mrs Majek - 6 months ago
This is easy for kids and adults to learn how to play chess
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Makes Learning Fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Corky - 11 months ago
Just bought this for my 4 year old (just turned 4) and the hardest part is getting him to slow down. He gets to have story time then play and he wants to move onto the next section so he can see what he gets to learn next. It's recommended kids learning play a chapter for a week before moving on so the concept is understood better but we've been playing a lot the short time we've had it.
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Soooo great!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Hezie - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this for the 5 year old I nanny and we have been having so much fun reading and learning along with her 8 year old brother. The story is fun and has great ways of getting the littles to remember how each piece moves. We’re looking to move on to the 2nd book super soon!
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Love it. Teacher/Mom Approved

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
HannahLee - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Such a fantastic, approachable, scaffolded, and FUN way for kids (or their grownups!) to learn Chess!
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Worth it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kasey - 1 year ago
Amazing game, my 4 year old loves learning chess with this!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Great for teaching kids and Momma;)

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ginamae_2003 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I gave this to my kids for Christmas. It is great! My kids are 5 and 7. My older child prefers the traditional chess that’s included, but my 5 year daughter really likes the mini games and storybook that goes with. I’m not going to lie, it’s teaching this 38 year old momma how to play too lol. Only suggestion is maybe have an index in the back with the visuals on how the pieces move. I had to keep flipping through pages in story. Great overall with lots of creativity:)
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Impressed!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Maria - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I am so very impressed with this game. The stories are engaging, and the mini games have been great for the kids to learn and practice. The game was very well thought out when created! Happy customers!
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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Very cool for young chess players!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
De - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is a phenomenal game! My six year old is playing chess and I am super impressed. Fantastic premise and set up and gorgeous set
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
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Great way to introduce the game of chess in a fun way!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
thiscrazybrautifulchaos - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This game was the perfect way for my children and myself to learn the game of chess without the stress! I have always wanted to learn and with the help of fun stories and easy to put together game pieces, we were playing mini games and understanding the rules. My children are ages 9, 10, and 12 and they all had fun with it. I also have a 3 and 5 year old that I plan to play with next! I would recommend this game for children as well as adults.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Fantastic way to learn chess for all ages

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KD - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My 6 yo son and I really enjoyed learning to play chess together. The stories and mini games were so helpful in learning the moves of the game! This truly is good for ALL ages!
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Learning made fun

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rac618 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
so the story book we are Def gonna use for homeschooling a chapter a week. I did like the bags for storage but all our pieces were white I was not sure if the latter was correct but the picture on Target has black and white pieces
length of play: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
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Great game to teach kids how to play chess.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sandee - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I love how engaging this game was for my kids, they loved the stories and colorful characters. All of my kids have loved learning the movements of the chess pieces and they don't even know it. My 8yo espey begs me to play the game with her every day. Highly recommend if you wish to teach your kids how to play chess and want to make it fun.
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Silly, Fun and Effective

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
LR - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Story Time Chess teaches the mechanics of chess through silly stories and simple “minigames.” It has been fun to go through with my 4-year-old, and he is eager to read and play any chance we get. (He gets especially excited about moving on to a new story and adding the new pieces and characters to the board.) The stories are quite amusing, and the minigames reinforce the chess education tucked into the stories in a fun and silly way. If your little one likes games and silliness, I’d recommend this innovative product! 😊 I was kindly gifted this product in exchange for an honest review.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Amazing game

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Delphine - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
such a fun way to learn chess ! I totally recommend this game 👏🏻👏🏻
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Family Fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Megan1230 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is the perfect game to teach kids chess in an inviting manner that is fun and kind. Build those important critical thinking skills while also spending time together
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Waited a year to but this and now it's at Target!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
AKMama - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Cannot wait to give this to the kids for Christmas!
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Catchy way for all ages to learn to play

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
jitterbug24 - 1 year ago
I got this game for my 8-year-old son, so that we could play together. My son read the whole Story Time Chess storybook as soon as he got it. The next day we played a game, and when I asked him to remind me how pawns move, he told me a story from the book and showed it to me. The stories and characters are very catchy, and the mini-games are good practice. I am a beginner and have had a bit of trouble remembering the traditional way, and I find this way of learning clicks better with me. My son already knew the names of the pieces and how they move, as well as how to set up the board using the advanced side, but he enjoyed the fun stories and they've stuck with him. I think it has helped him look at the game from a fresh perspective. He has already asked for Level 2, which includes skills that he has been learning and needs more practice with. I like that there is even a Level 3 to further advance his skills. Note: I received this product for free in exchange for my review. Opinions are my own.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Fun and educational

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MV - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
We absolutely love this game. Chess can be intimidating for an adult. It can also seem a bit difficult for kids. Storytime Chess changes this for everyone. It breaks the game down into simple steps AND makes is such a fun experience. Each piece not only has a rule but also has a story. Turning the board pieces into characters really helps children connect with the game in a brand new way. We will be using this game for years to come. I also love the packaging and carrying cases for the game pieces.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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