Dinosaur Chess from Convekta is a fun way to learn chess for young, absolute beginners. It assumes absolutely zero preexisting knowledge of the game and suits perfectly for parents who wish to teach their child how to play chess. Its main advantage is that it turns learning chess into a game of its own, making it a truly fun and inspiring activity.
National Master Recommends Dinosaur Chess
National Master Kayden Troff (age 11) recommends Dinosaur Chess and uses it for training young players. "This product is tons of fun for beginning chess students! . . . when my little sister wanted to learn, we used this chess software to help her learn chess and to have fun at the same time."
Playing Dinosaur Chess
As the name indicates the game is set in the age of the dinosaurs. Each player starts out as a very small dinosaur, either male or female, fresh from the egg. But being a very small dinosaur in a jungle full of very large dinosaurs has some severe disadvantages, so the goal is to grow as quickly as possible.
In this game there is only one way to get bigger and stronger: by learning something new about chess.
Fortunately, for the small but ambitious dinosaur, help is provided by Professor MacDinosaur every step of the way. He will guide you through the basics of chess and help you grow and get stronger until you can successfully take on the terrible Tyrannosaurus Rex. But, as the professor himself says, its not only about getting bigger and stronger its also about getting smarter!
Dinosaur Chess Playing Modes
Dinosaur Chess offers four main modes:
System Requirements: Pentium III or equivalent, 128 MB, screen resolution of 1024X768, Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista.
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Excellent for getting young kids (5-6 year old) started with chess. It's entertaining and manages to keep them interested. I'm not aware of another software capable of the same thing.
This product is tons of fun for beginning chess students! . . . when my little sister wanted to learn, we used this chess software to help her learn chess and to have fun at the same time. This chess software is very easy to use even for a child.You can find National Master Kayden Troff's full review on our blog: <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.wholesalechess.com/news/2010/05/national-master-reviews-dinosaur-chess/">Dinosaur Chess Review</a>.