Make the right move.
Chess is more than a game, the fine art of chess also tests one's patience and logic. Plan your strategy and use your moves to defend your king, while taking out your opponent's pieces. From the tentative first moves, to the nerve-wracking final stages of the endgame, a lapse in concentration will give your opponent the upper hand in a heartbeat. Minutes to learn, a lifetime to master - it's truly the game of kings.
Checkers is a seemingly simple game, although the key lies with wisdom and practice, as well as a sharp memory and plenty of focus. The aim is to capture your opponent's pieces, while defending your own. Pit yourself against a worthy competitor and let the tournament commence.
This chess and checkers set includes game board, chess pieces, checkers and instructions. Beautifully giftboxed in graphic Games Room packaging.
- 1 x folding game board
- 16 x red chess pieces
- 16 x black chess pieces
- 12 x red checkers (men)
- 12 x black checkers (men)
- Instructions for both chess and checkers
Did you know? It is believed that to overcome the banning of chess by the church in the 12th century, a priest disguised his game by making a board to look like two old books sitting together, in turn inventing the folded chessboard.
The word 'checkmate' originates from the Persian phrase 'shah mat', meaning, 'the king is defeated'.
The longest official chess game lasted 269 moves (I. Nikolic - Arsovic, Belgrade 1989). The longest game theoretically possible is 5,949 moves.
Checkers, also known as Draughts, can be traced way back to the very dawn of civilisation. It is thought that the earliest form of checkers known as Alquerque was discovered in an archeological dig at Ur in Iraq.
Carbon dating appears to show that checkers was being played as early as 3000 B.C.