Product Reviews (21)

Great teaching tool.

My 7 year old learned to play chess quite well because of this book.
Jay Mealer, May 7, 2021


Great beginners chess set for kids!

The Chess Junior Chess Set for Kids is a very sturdy product. I expected the puzzle/board to be a bit flimsy but it is very thick and well made and the blocks with the chess pieces pics on them are great for smaller hands. It comes with an easy-to-read instruction booklet as well, so the girls enjoyed learning how to play.

Tricia O., September 25, 2020

Great unit for teaching kids chess

This game is an excellent set for teaching kids the basics of chess. The individual lessons helped my seven years old understand the basics of chess.
Pieter, Juni 9, 2020

Step-By-Step Learning 

This chess set is ideal for younger children. It takes them through the entire game in incremental steps to ensure they understand it.

"Chess Junior" allows younger kids to truly grasp the thought process behind each individual move in chess. It breaks the game down into mini games that are equally as fun for kids to play. As children master these, they can work their way toward grasping the entire game as a whole. They can choose to play either the quicker games to sharpen skills or to engage in a full game. Both options are easy to set up. This is an excellent choice for teaching children the first steps in mastering this classic game. This set is ideal for children ages 5 and up. 

Jill Goodwin, January 16, 2020

Perfect chess set for little hands

This chess set is perfect for beginners and even more perfect for little hands. It is constructed very well and schould last for a very long time.

I just wish it had been more readily available in the US as I had to pay shipping from England. But the chess set has been very well received by my young grandson, so is worth it!

Roberta I., May 21, 2020

Brilliant way to get kids into chess!

This is a great educational tool for young kids that aren't quite able to understand or don't have the patience to play a full game of chess. My son has been keen to learn to play after his cousins joined their school chess club and while he can get the basics a whole game with him tends to descend into madness.

This kit makes the game more appealing for younger kids, my son likes building the board and prefers the square pieces with pictures on to the regular chess pieces.

It also contains rules for games which essentially break down chess into smaller bite-size chunks where the objective is to complete different moves that you might see in a game of chess. It is so much easier and more fun for kids to be able to play these games that they can win within 5-6 minutes rather than a full-on game of chess that can last a long time and cause them to get bored and frustrated. Jimmy, November 10, 2019

A great gift for my grandson.

Could not get him to stop requesting we play chess during our recent vacation. The booklet with exercises was a great hit. Great product. Thomas Dunlap, August 21, 2019

Great for kids.

My 5 year old son loves this. 

Stephanie Wheeler, July 2, 2019

Go slow with children my granddaughters age - I did and then shes beginning to...

Fantastic chess set for my 4.5 year old granddaughter. She loves it. We just move the pieces around now but she’s getting familiar with the different pieces so that is great. Thank you Tom.  Tom Burke, June 22, 2019

Mastering chess at ayoung age

I always wanted to master chess but never really was intrigued enough to pay attention as an adult and learn. Those kids minds are like sponges and this was a really great way to get into the game! Customer, May 1, 2019

Good fun and educational

I love a game of chess so have been trying to teach my son. He's ok but gets carried away with all the different shaped pieces on a traditional board. This solves that problem. First you make the board out of jigsaw pieces (which he enjoys) and then the different pieces are printed on wooden blocks (so he's less distracted). There's a tutorial book as well so all in all good fun but also educational. H. Parson, April 24, 2019

Wonderful, low stress way to teach children to play chess

This set has been fabulous for teaching my competetive six year old how to play chess, despite the fact that he has a difficult time focusing sometimes. The puzzles are engaging and incorporate the concepts of chess so that he is really learning to play the game as each puzzle builds on itself, yet he doesn't get too anxious or disappointed because of the way it is designed. I am even getting better at chess myself as I walk him through the puzzles, and he is very excited to begin playing the actual game. We are almost through all of the puzzles, and he now has a good understanding of all the pieces and moves. He is always excited to play, and so am I. Thanks for making such a great introduction to chess for kids! Sara, February 20, 2019

Teaching chess to young children

This is a great box to give to a child who wants to learn chess, maybe a grandparent giving it to their grandchild to learn the basics before playing using the grandparents treasured chess board. The set comes in a small box which contains everything including the playing pieces and the board. The board is put together from jigsaw pieces and there ideally it would be made on a sturdy table - to be used on a floor a board or sturdy cardboard underneath would be useful. The pieces are stunted cubes which, for younger children learning, will be less of a distraction than using traditional pieces where play fights may ensue. There is a nice little bag to keep all the pieces together when not being used. The company who made this product are very proud to say that their products are all made using Fsc certified wood and all other products are made from recyclable materials. The box also contains a fantastic book which details all the chess moves and it is written at the right level for the child. There are also some non-chess games included which will help young ones to learn chess basics in a relaxed way. I really like this item, the producers have really thought about what it is producing and for its target market. It would make a great gift for either Christmas or Birthday or would make a great addition into a rainy play box in a school or play provision. S.A. Broadhurst, February 14, 2019

Amazing game for kids

This game keeps children entertained from the get go, starting with a small puzzle for the game board. The booklet is easy to understand and my 6 year old daughter got familiar right away. Loved it. Ely, January 20, 2019

Nice beginning set

I like the puzzle board. The game pieces are all the same size and clearly marked. There are different games to build strategy. I got this for my 9 year old son for Christmas and he seems to like it well. I think it’s good as a beginning set. Customer, January 9, 2019

Brilliant learner chess set for youngsters

The reduced number of pieces makes it a great starter set to teach children how to play. William Hodgson, August 7, 2018 

God children love it

I grabbed this for my god-twins (niece and nephew). They're mother is a teacher. Together the three of them are well into this – exactly what I was hoping for – so much so that they've been trying to teach me how to play during my visits. Customer, July 11, 2018 

Fab idea

I took this into my classroom to use with students who already know how to play chess so I could get a good review for it before using with kids who don't know what to do. They said it was an excellent small set that would mean you could carry yourself in a bag or was compact enough for cupboard space for me to leave in the classroom (or a drawer in my desk). The images on the cubes were the same as a normal board so you got the chance to see the board without worrying about the pieces. The instruction book was easy to follow and it was easy to understand. All in all they said it was great (they ranged from 11-16). SJ Smith, Teacher, May 29, 2018

Fantastic beginners chess set with a cool design

Fantastic beginners chess set with a cool design. The mini games help teach basic skills without stress and are fun little activities in and of themselves. The puzzle board and cube-shaped pieces are especially neat. The fact that it appears to be made in Germany is an added plus! We will be buying more as gifts. Customer, January 2, 2018

Great way to learn chess

I bought this for my sister-in-law's 7 year old grandson. He loves it. My brother-in-law has been learning it and playing with him. My brother-in-law didn't know how to play chess. He read the direction and said that if he had the set in his youth, he would have learned. Both of them found directions easy. It is small and easy to take on trips or in a camper. Customer, September 7, 2017

extra good quality item

I order this item and it come very fast. However, I received 4 white bishops and no black ones. I contacted the seller and got a respons right away. I was really impressed. The seller offered to send a new item and it got here with in 2 days. Therefore, I am very happy with customer service. Now the item itself, it came in a very sturdy box. It contains bord, pouch, instruction book and the cube pieces. I must say I am very impressed with the quality of the item. From the packaging to the actual pieces, everything is 100% well made. I love the instruction book and the little games it has to help kids learn the ways and rules each piece moves. My 8 year old loved playing chess now. Nikolina, September 2, 2016

Great Learning Tool For Young And Old

This is the perfect set to get kids started at chess. It's not your typical chess set. It uses cubes with pictures on them instead of chess pieces. These are very easy for kids to grasp and move. You start out by building the chess board. It's a simple jigsaw puzzle that is easy enough for young chldren to put together. Both the board and the cubes appear to be durable and able to stand up to having children play with them. The set comes with instructions that show a few mini games you can use to teach your kidsthe basics of how to move pieces and play the game. Wether you play chess yurself or not, i think this set is a great way to teach kids because it breaks the rules of the game down into small steps. I have also been able to learn how to play byusing this set with my kids. I definitely recommend this product for young and old alike. Jonnie, August 30, 2016