Learn to play chess - For children age 6 and up!
The classic in children's chess!
Strategic thinking, tricky brain-training, exciting competitive situations, lots of fun and a good serving of chess knowledge.
All this and more in this unique, international award-winning chess adventure game.
This makes learning chess fun for children!
Together with Prince Fritz and his cheeky cousin Bianca, children learn all the rules of chess in interactive practice modules, i.e., the moves of the pieces, capturing, checkmates; and more in-depth knowledge: What is stalemate and what is a draw? What does opposition mean? And what does stair-mate mean? In animated exercises, these and many other tips and tricks about chess are practiced step by step, followed by exciting tasks and games. Those who have trained enough at the end can compete with Fritz in the grand finale against King Black. Everything is presented in a fast-paced way, with witty, intelligent dialogue.
This is what Fritz & Chesster offers:
- Developed by Björn Lengwenus and Jörg Hilbert
- Based on many years of instructional experience in children's and youth chess training
- 6 games to learn how the pieces move
- 12 chess training modules (interactive chess exercises with explanations)
- Chessometer and trophy case: feedback on training success
- Slot machine - games with fewer pieces.
- Chess Arena: play chess against three opponents of differing playing strengths
- Fritz AI controls interactive exercises, playing out positions and games.
- Detailed, intelligent and witty explanations and dialogues - with no dull bits! The advantage being that younger children don't even have to be able to read yet!
- Translated into 17 languages - winner of multiple international awards!
- First published in 2002! The classic in children's chess!
New: The online version of Fritz & Chesster can be played in any current internet browser! On all systems: PC, Mac, iPad, Tablet, etc. Fritz & Chesster
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Online chess training account for a full three years, accessible with up to three different playing accounts! All you need is internet access and an up-to-date browser (Chrome, Edge, Safari...)!
Prinz Fritz has just taken over the castle from his father, King White, when he receives a challenge to a chess duel from the dreaded King Black. Too bad Fritz doesn't know anything about chess! But together with his quick-witted cousin Bianca, he takes up the challenge - after all, the honour of the royal house is at stake.
On the road with King Kaleidoscope
So it begins. Fritz and Bianca set off for the chess arena where the duel is to take place. On their way, they meet King Kaleidoscope, an old friend of the family. Of course, the noble gentleman is happy to assist them in their difficult challenge.
The Peasant Pawns of Pleasantville
With the help of a series of games with such melodious names as "Smash the toilet bowls" or "The Peasant Pawns of Pleasantville", he subtly teaches them how the individual chess pieces move. All of this is done without a chessboard - so the children don't realise that this is already a game of chess.
Gym for brain-training
Here, under the guidance of Chesster, the channel rat, it's time to train your brains: the virtual chess board is used for training: showing not only the movement of the pieces with all the special rules, but also the tactical advantages of the individual chess pieces: what's the point of knowing how the rook moves if you don't then learn how to use it to checkmate your opponent? Tricky questions like "What is stalemate?" or "Why do you need the opposition?" are answered in a way that is as original as it is amazingly simple.
Stair mate: how do I checkmate quickly with 2 rooks? ? For each learning section there is an exercise database with training positions, accompanied by the tireless chess trainer, Chesster. The action-oriented exercises build on the ones before, and in the truest sense, teach chess step-by-step in a playful and interactive way.
What is the fastest way to checkmate the king with a rook??
The Capture Game!
Chess training for quick thinkers! Here you have to quickly see which pieces you can capture!
Each successfully completed unit is rewarded with a trophy. And if you want to find out how much brainpower you have already acquired, you can have your own brainpower measured by chess trainer Chesster on his chessometer. Only if you have mastered all the exercises, you will get to the next training room.
How much chess have I already learned? This question is answered by the Chessometer. Only if you have mastered all the exercises well do you move on to the next training room: from lightweight to middleweight, on to heavyweight and finally into the arena for the final.
Duel against King Black
When all the training sessions in light, middle and heavyweight have been completed, the big moment has come: In the chess arena: the final duel against the nasty King Black. Now it's time to play with focus and determination against your most dangerous opponent. This is where you can see whether you have already become a little strategist, a great tactician, or both! With a little luck and a lot of skill, you will succeed in defending the honour of your own royal house.