Keep Minds and Bodies Active
Chess promotes critical thinking, risk-weighing, strategy, and foresight. Students need to be ever-cognizant of the board, including where their pieces are, where their opponent’s pieces are, what moves are available, and more. With each move, students need to assess the board, keeping them on their toes until the final checkmate happens!
The brain isn’t the only thing getting a workout with this giant chess set! Students have to get up and move if they want to get their opponent’s king. To move, they’ll need to walk onto the board, pick up pieces, and physically move with them. A single match can serve as a great workout!
How to Play
Each player starts with 16 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. The goal of the game is to checkmate the other king. Checkmate happens when the king is in a position to be captured (in check) and cannot escape. Each of the 6 different pieces has its own move set, which can be used to eliminate other pieces from the board or trap them from moving. For example, bishops may only move diagonally of the color square they start on, while knights can only move in an L shape, jumping over pieces as they move.
Set includes 32 pieces (17”W x 25”H) and 1 mat (10'L x 10'W). Individual mat also sold separately.