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Big Sis very recently asked me if I would teach her how to play chess. I still remember one day in middle school when a friend taught me how to play chess. Since this is one of those games I feel everyone should know the basic rules of I got all excited to teach her. Of course we then needed a game board to play on. GrowUpSmart is a small company founded on the idea that all children can and should be great learners. They offer educational games, toys and activities that are designed to engage children in high-learning experiences and one of the toys they offer are Smart Tactics Chess Sets.
Their products come with easy-to-understand instructions, demonstration videos or in some cases even full online courses to make sure your child does not get stuck and lose interest early on.
This here is the Smart Tactics Chess Set Premium Edition. The Premium edition of the Smart Tactics Chess Set contains the same chess board and chess bag as the Plus edition, but it also contains a bag of 12 extra chess pieces.
The board measures 16×16 inches when it is unfolded and is made from FSC certified New Zealand pine wood. It has algebraic notation (numbers and letters) engraved around the borders. The inside of the game has a black velvet lining and elastic straps for keeping the chess pieces fastened during storage and transportation. Inside the game you will find an access code to unlock the video course “Learn How To Play Chess.”
This is one gorgeous set and absolutely perfect for a child’s first chess set. I really like how the pieces are held down with elastic straps and I like the extra pieces the premium set includes. Sure extra pieces are nice in case a piece gets lost but I especially like them because during a chess game the pawns can get promoted to a more powerful piece (usually a queen) if they reach the last row. Rather than having to pretend that this pawn is now a queen, you can now actually swap the pawn for an actual queen.
This set would make an especially great Christmas present. Something they can play with for years to come and something that they will get better at it each time they play.
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