This is a fabulous app that I have been meaning to post about for the last two years! I am motivated now because I just noticed it is being offered for free right now! This is normally a $4.99 app. This is an award-winning app that made Apple’s New and Noteworthy shout out. This is a great app for kids (or even adults) who want to learn to play chess. There are great tutorials to help demonstate and practice tasks each piece can do. The app does a great job of teaching about special moves, how pieces move, rules of the game, strategies of play, and even the relative value of pieces.
I really like the freature where you can have a special two player game mode for beginner players. The app helps players by showing all the possible moves that can be made. The game can automatically reorient the screen for each player’s turn so you don’t have to keep flipping the iPad around. There’s a undo and redo feature as well plus the game can be set to not allow you to move the king into harm’s way.
The app is designed for multi player play as well as play against the computer. It also can track each player’s progress and achievement with the tutorials, tasks and games and shows progress on an achievement bar.
This is such a great addition to your app collection and will help your child develop great higher order thinking skills, strategic thinking and analytical skills which are all excellent foundational math skills.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.