Magnus Kingdom of Chess
Gentle chess puzzle game ideal for young newbies
Pros: Gradual learning curve, fun gameplay, and incremental lessons that build on previous ones.
Cons: There are little to no instructions, and the "help" cards often show up after they would have been helpful.
Bottom Line: For kids who are new to chess but want to learn how to play, this fun intro to the game provides a well-done tutorial combined with a light overarching storyline.
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