By Diggin

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2011

ChekChek

Introduce kids to chess with this exciting twist on the traditional game! The royal court has been upturned, and the kings and jesters have switched places. Your goal is to get all your opponent’s pieces first before your court is demolished. Great for both seasoned chess players and beginners, this wacky and thrilling game brings in the concept of luck by including “Jester squares” that can switch up the gameplay at a moment’s notice. This is a board game that kids will be able to enjoy for years. (Diggin, $24.61)