« Dart World Harley-Davidson Wall Protector Liberty Imports Deluxe RC Fighting Battle Tanks – Set of 2 Infrared Remote Control Battling Tanks » 3 thoughts on “ThinkFun Solitaire Chess” 72 of 73 people found the following review helpful Another great Thinkfun game, September 23, 2010 By gabethan (Houston, TX) – This review is from: ThinkFun Solitaire Chess (Toy) I have purchased numerous ThinkFun games. Our favorites include all versions of Rush Hour, Sudoku, Clever Castle, Zingo, S’Match, and Chocolate Fix. I’ve tried a few others which we like, but those are my favorite. This is a new one to add to the favorite list! Having spent the summer learning how to play Chess, I am very excited that we can use the rules of the chess pieces to solve logic puzzles. It is really, really well done! The goal of each card is to have the chess pieces capture the other pieces until only one is left standing. The game is set up in a grid, so that you can look up the answers in the order at which you need to move the pieces. Ex. A2 moves to B4, etc. etc. The chess pieces are in a sliding drawer underneath the case which holds the challenge cards. Just beware, the cards are difficult to get out at first. It took some effort to slide them out. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 73 of 75 people found the following review helpful Good idea for children, but not for chess players, January 2, 2011 By Original Larkin (Arizona) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: ThinkFun Solitaire Chess (Toy) I bought this for my brother as a gift because I know that he enjoys chess but doesn’t usually have anyone to play with. There are easy, medium and hard puzzles. The easy ones are really really easy and only require a move or two (I finished them all within a few minutes by just looking at the cards and not using the board). My brother was able to finish all of the puzzles without using the board at all. I think that this game would be great for children just learning how to play chess, but I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone that is analytical or likes to play chess regularly because it will be far too easy for them. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 48 of 52 people found the following review helpful Love this game!!!, October 13, 2010 By Game Lover – This review is from: ThinkFun Solitaire Chess (Toy) As a non-chess player, I was intrigued by this game’s promise to challenge experienced chess players while also teaching novices the basic rules of the game. WOW! What a fantastic way to learn the rules of chess! Early challenges help new players get used to the various moves each chess token can make, and there’s a handy reference provided just in case. By challenge 4 I felt comfortable remembering the chess moves and was on a roll! Each of the 60 puzzles challenges you to eliminate all but one piece, kind of like a peg solitaire game, and you need to plan moves carefully or you’ll be stranded and need to reset. Great brain exercise in strategy and planning. I would recommend this game to any game lover, whether a chess newbie or someone who has been playing for years – it is a blast, and the packaging design allows it to pack all together and travel easily, I’ll take this on my next trip! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.