Story Time Chess

Our price: $57.00

Ages: 3+

Grades: Preschool+

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours

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Product Code: 150-095

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Story Time Chess
Back in the '80s, when Timberdoodle was just getting launched, homeschoolers were known for their denim jumpers, wheat grinders, and love of chess. Fast forward nearly 40 years, and our fashion sense and household expectations have improved, but our passion for chess is just as strong. Has your family felt this homeschooling peer pressure? Or do you want some of the proven benefits that chess provides - strengthening academic performance, sharpening critical thinking, and boosting emotional intelligence - then Story Time Chess is a great place to start.

From the Manufacturer:
Story Time Chess is a board game that teaches chess to young children using silly stories, vibrant illustrations, custom chess pieces, and a unique 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.


  • Strengthening academic performance
  • Improving retained test scores
  • Enhancing arithmetical skills
  • Honing verbal skills
  • Sharpening critical thinking
  • Boosting emotional intelligence
  • Instilling confidence
  • Teaching grit

  • Includes:
  • Beautifully-Designed Storybook
  • Exercises for Each Piece
  • Matching Pieces and Board
  • Over 30 Engaging Minigames That Reinforce Mechanics
  • Custom Chess Pieces
  • Double Sided Chessboard
  • Storage Bag for Pieces

  • Manufacturer: Story Time Chess
    Manufacturer's Age Recommendation: 3+
    Made In: China
    Players: 2-4
    Playing Time: 20+ minutes
    Faith-Based: No

    Awards and Endorsements:
    2021 Toy of the Year Award Winner
    Creative Child Magazine 2021 Game of the Year Award!
    American Business Awards Gold 2021 Stevie Winner!
    2020 Hot Diggity Awards
    2020 The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
    Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner!
    Tillywig Toy Awards Brain Child Award Winner!
    Mom's Choice Award Winner! PAL Top Ten
    ASTRA Best Toys for Kids 2021 Winner!
    2021 Webby Award Winner!
    2020 Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner!
    Toy Insider 2020 Hot Summer Toys Winner!

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

    Story Time Chess Review by Cummins Life

    review by Cummins Life

    ”What sets Story Time Chess apart is its ability to teach chess to young children (no chess experience is required). It does this using silly stores, colorful illustrations, custom chess pieces and a custom chess board. Children learn how to play chess through fun stories instead of rules!”

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 47 reviews
    Rachel H.
    We love Storytime Chess

    My 4yo loves the stories and all of the characters. My 6yo can teach me how to play chess and frequently beats my mom! A wonderful way to teach chess and a great skill for kiddos to work on.

    He loves this

    I can’t speak personally to this because I am not the chess player in the family, however from what I’ve observed, the boys (Colton, Ames, and now Rowan) really enjoy this game. It turns each piece into a storybook character to teach how the piece moves across the board, eventually leading your kiddo to play a full game of chess!

    Cassandra A.
    Great way to learn

    My husband likes chess so this was a neat bonding experience for him and my son, the story is set up in an engaging way and it kept our son interested and wanting to learn.

    Such a great way to teach such a complex game!

    We used this for my 5-year old's Kindergarten year and will definitely continue to use it until all our children are ready for the regular chess board. It teaches the basics of chess in a fun way for children to understand, and uses stories to reinforce the pieces and the moves that can be done. I would definitely recommend this to others; it is well worth the price. In fact, my mom gifted it to my 5-year-old nephew for his birthday after we told her all about it!

    Stephanie S.
    Great activity

    My four and 2 year old have loved this game. We are very slowly working our way through the book and the mini games. I love that this will be good for all my kids and they will only love it more as they get older.

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