Playing chess is easy when we start with mini-games. Click on the game name below for a quick 2 minute video demo and then try it yourselves.
Mini-Game 1 – Pawn Wars
Mini-Game 2 – Cat n’ Mouse (Rook n’ Pawns)
Mini-Game 3 – Cat n’ Mouse (Bishop n’ Pawns)
Mini-Game 4 – Killer Queen (Queen n’ Pawns)
Mini-Game 5 – Cat n’ Mouse (Knight n’ Pawns)
Mini-Game 6 – Super Cats !
Mini-Game 7 – King & Pawn Wars
<< When you get to this point .. you’ll have learned how to use all the chess pieces >>
Mini-Game 8 – Rook Rout (wipe-out game)
Mini-Game 9 – Total Wipeout
<< Now we know .. the value of each chess piece & can use this to find the best captures ! >>
Mini-Game 10 – Bishop Battle (2 checks win)
Mini-Game 11 – Three Check Chess
Mini-Game 12 – Checkmate the King
Mini-Game 13 – Rook Roller
<< After playing some checking games we learn to defend our King and in the checkmate games we learn how to win a full game of chess >>
Full Game 14 – Chess !
For interesting ways to use chess within the school curriculum .. you can download a Teachers-Booklet here.
Written Rules of the above mini-games can be downloaded here .. Mini Games Instruction Booklet .
Also,.. thanks to Mr. Michael Crowe for making available his fantastic booklet.. How to play chess.doc !
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