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Excellent

ProGreat Strategy Game, Gets the Brain Working

ConsNone

Intro: Ok, now where do you start with Chess, probably the greatest strategy game ever. I have broken this review down into two parts, the basic rules and my opinion on the game. I am not going into two many details on the basic rules as it is too complicated and would take too long to go into...

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Excellent

ProGreat strategy game

ConsI don't win very often

‘So its your move then’ ‘Oh Ok, there!’ ‘Check Mate’ ‘Damn - ooh Ow’ ‘You alright? ‘Course, I’m only in labour!’ …and that was the conversation that ended my last proper game of chess with my husband. I was induced at 9.30 in the morning, I wasn’t allowed out until the baby came and we had to do...

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Excellent

“It isn't just for nerds!”

published 02/04/2010

ProExercises Your Brain & Teaches You About Life and ...

ConsPlayed At The Top Level By Nerds.

Advantages: Exercises Your Brain & Teaches You About Life and Strategy Disadvantages: Played At The Top Level By Nerds Chess is a game of combat played on a flat square board divided into 64 black and white squares which alternate in colour. The board in effect is a battle field and each player...

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Super

ProNot only for clever people

ConsMental torture

Whereas the Commonwealth nations can decide disagreements with a game of cricket or two in the good old days the East and West chose to go to war on the chess board, memorably at the 1972 world championships between Bobby Fisher and Boris Spasky, dominating the headlines both sides of the Iron...

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Excellent

ProGreat test of strategy

ConsMay be a little boring for children.

On a lazy afternoon, with nothing on TV and all the soccer games washed out, don't sit there and vegitate, pull out the old chess board and exersize your mind. The object of chess. The object of chess is quite simply to move your pieces so that your opponents king cannot move. This is called...

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Excellent

“The Original Strategy Game”

published 30/07/2001

ProSee opinion

ConsSee opinion

~ ~ I was introduced to chess, one of the world’s very first “strategy” games, at about the age of thirteen. My old history master at school was a total fanatic, and started up a chess club for the kids, which was very well attended due mostly to his huge enthusiasm, which was...

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Super

“A game of strategy and skill”

published 29/08/2003

Promind-stretching, can be enjoyable, all skill with ...

Conscan take a long time to play a game, may be too sl...

I have mixed feelings about chess. Some people love it, some people have no time for it. I suppose I learned to play when I was about eleven or twelve; I liked it initially because it's a game of pure skill, and I'm easily bored by games of luck. I like the little pieces, and I like the basic...

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“Unimpressed”

published 22/07/2000

The game of chess is a classic game taking skill and thought. But I find it to be one of the most boring games that I have ever played! Each game lasts way too long to be enjoyable and as each person takes so long over each move that the entire game is spent sitting staring at the boring little...

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Super

“A battle of minds”

published 21/03/2001

ProA momentus war game

ConsMay be a little mundane for some

Imagine a huge battlefield sprawling with your armies, moving as you command amidst the gunpowder smoke and fog that drifts down the valley. Imagine pitting your wits against Napolean as he sends his cavalry on a last desperate charge towards your position hoping for an unlikely win against...

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Excellent

“Chess - best travel version”

published 05/10/2001

Provery magnetic, and safe storage space for pieces, ...

Consnone

Chess - travel version by Chad Valley My eight year old son has become very interested in chess. I had my old chess board and pieces that we were using to play where ever we may have been. It was very difficult to keep the pieces on the board or safe when transporting so I decided to buy a travel...

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Excellent

“CATURANGA !”

published 09/01/2004

ProWORKS THE BRAIN.

ConsYOU'LL NEVER FULLY MASTER IT.

-~0~- CHESS -~0~- -~0~- A little history -~0~- The origins of chess can be dated back to 5th Century BC India , where the game of Caturanga was played .Europe has known and played the game of Chess continuously since the 9th century . The 16th century brought refinements and changes that are the...

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Excellent

“A legendary Game”

published 20/07/2000

ProStrategy, Will, War all combined

Chess is one of is not the best board game of all time. However, chess is not for the semi-intellectual, to be a master of chess you really do have to be quite a genious. The mental challenge chess exchibits on the mind is enormous. Nothing satisfys you more however, than to beat someone in what...

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Excellent

“Endings”

published 12/07/2000

Profull

Consdifficult

Les Finales Alain Villeneuve, champion of Paris in 1979, champion of France by team in 1985, received the title of international master in 1988. A new publishing, accurately completed and corrected by famous works (in two volumes) of Alain Villeneuve appeared in 1982 under the title: Théorie et...

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Excellent

“The Game of Ages”

published 11/09/2000

ProYou'll hardly ever play the same game twice, ever

ConsHard to pick up, but worth the effort.

Chess has been played in many forms for centuries, why? Playability of course. It has been calculated that there are more variations open to two players in a game of chess than there are particles in the universe, so having a chessboard in your house means you will probably never play the same...

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Excellent

ProA strategy game that stimulates the brain.

ConsSome say it's difficult to understand.

I like being stimulated and stretched and also having a good workout. I don't just mean physically but mentally as well. It's why I love good conversation (well arguments), writing, working on problems and - don't you dare groan - chess. Chess and red wine go together like bread and cheese, male...

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Product Information : Chess

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Board Game - Family Board Game

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Type: Board Game

Sub Type: Family Board Game

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Listed on Ciao since: 08/06/2000