Tuesday, January 29, 2013
"The best face wins the game!"
Another new game for us is Collector's Chess Teacher. We've carried a variety of chess games designed to help beginners learn the game, and we added this one to the mix because the design of it is fantastic. The chess pieces (which are in the traditional 3D shape) are all marked on the side with instructions on how many moves that particular piece can accomplish, as well as what directions it can go. I personally didn't learn how to play chess until 2 years ago, and remembering all of those little details was my biggest challenge. The great thing about this game is that the only reading involved is just for the names of the pieces (they're all labelled). The directions are just numbers and arrows, so it's great for younger children and non-english speakers/readers.
Boardgames has become one of our biggest selling categories here, and we are constantly getting new ones and old favorites in, so if you have any recommendations, we'd love to hear them! It's a huge market, and it's easy to overlook a winner, so let us know what else you want to see :)