Brain Fitness Solitaire Chess
If your child wants to sharpen his chess skills, but all his friends are chess connoisseurs, Brain Fitness Solitaire Chess was made for him. Using only traditional chess moves, he must eliminate all of the pieces from the game board except one. This logic game, based on the rules of chess, will not only help your child learn the game, but also greatly improve his ability to "think chess." Fast-paced Solitaire Chess will exercise your child's critical thinking, spatial, analytical, and decision-making skills. Solitaire Chess includes 80 challenges from beginner to expert, ten chess pieces, instructions and solutions, and a storage bag. Ages eight to adult.
10 Chess Pieces
Instructions and Solutions
4 levels of play, Beginner to Expert
Chess board features a storage drawer for easy cleanup
Movement rules, hints, and step-by-step solutions
Players: Single player
Awards and Endorsements:
Toy of the Year Nominee - 2011
Winner Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award - 2011
Winner Parents’ Choice Gold Award - 2011
Winner Parents’ Choice Silver Award Seal - 2010
Mom's Choice Silver Award
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by A to Z Learning Adventures
”Basically, with this game, you are playing against yourself. You are trying to eliminate one piece with every move... It's a process of elimination with one last piece standing.”Read the Review
review by Cummins Life
”Solitaire Chess is really a logic puzzle that must be solved for each challenge. The goal of Solitaire Chess is to capture a chess piece with every move you make until only one piece remains on the challenge card.”Read the Review
We are a homeschool family with 5 boys, ages 5 to 14. We LOVE Timberdoodle for all the brain building/memory boosting games and activities they offer. This one in particular is loved by our 11 year old. It encourages logical thinking while spending time alone. I give it an A++
I bought Solitaire chess to improve my own chess game. At a recent family gathering I left it out on a small table, in addition to the usual puzzle table. My husband, my son, and two of my sons-in-law, all found it [without guidance :)], and were captivated. Each of them plays chess and found it engaging and challenging! As a novice I found it less intimidating than a full chess board. Solitaire chess is a very satisfying game.
This is a great intro to chess for those that have never played and is challenging enough to stump even the most accomplished player. It is intended for solitaire play, but my family also enjoys working together to solve the puzzles. It is compact and easy to set up.
My only complaint- the pieces tend to slide off of the book if it is not on a completely flat surface.
My son enjoyed this a lot! He did every puzzle within a month and now challenges people to play games of chess. This really peaked his interest in the game.
We are loving this game! I do not know how to play chess but have always wanted to learn. I thought this would be a great way to teach myself and my daughter. We have only done 2 of the challenges so far, but we are already picking up on how the pieces move. This is a great way to memorize how the pieces move along the board.