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by Piers Harper

Intense eye-catching puzzle book intended to teach basic strategies of chess

Each full-colour, double-page spread shows a black & white grid courtyard in Chess City. The black king and queen have been 'captured' & the reader must move different black pieces across each courtyard to the rescue. Each page is actually a maze; various pitfalls wait on squares & readers have to figure out how to get each piece from the marked start to the finish, moving only as the piece allows


The mazes are satisfyingly tricky. Kids should enjoy this for hours. At the end it tells a little more about the game of chess

I teach chess at a local library & I've found this to be an excellent resource. Children have fun looking at little details on every page

Kids don't even realise they are learning how to move real chess pieces

Our 6-year-old loves it!

It helps children understand the game & practice on their own

A good exercise in visual concentration & logical rethinking

Highly entertaining

Involves mind-boggling manoeuvres through labyrinthine spreads filled with minute details. Maddeningly complex; the average 7-9 year-old will find it a delightful romp

Both an adventure game & tutorial for novice chess players

Soft bound
32 pages
30 x 25 cm

Good condition

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