Chess to sharpen your brain

For board game enthusiasts, chess can be considered the king. It is one of the most widely played around the world with millions playing both professionally and for leisure. If you are interested in taking up chess, you can either train yourself or be trained in chess playing.

Choosing a setChess

You can find chess sets made of different materials, and they also come in many sizes. If you are planning on buying one, you must take a few thins into consideration.

The size

Chess boards coma in various sizes. You can find ones that fit in your pocket for playing during travel and those that can be used even as a show piece in your home. The smaller ones often have a magnetic base so they can stick to the metal board and are made mostly of plastic.The more elegant ones use some of the world’s luxurious materials like brass and leather in their making. The pieces come crafted to perfection with every detail given considerable attention. The boards are made from leather, and together they make the game enjoyable. Sizes can vary from 5 x 5 inches to 20 x 20 inches or even bigger.

The cost

Prices for a chess set can also vary a lot and will be one deciding factor when you want to buy one. Prices can range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the size but more importantly on the materials used to make them. You can get a beautiful one for under $400 which will give you the pleasure of playing and also be a nice show piece for your home.

The goal of the game

Chess  2Chess is a game of strategy and requires a lot of analytical thinking. You must be able to think 3 or 4 moves ahead and see what the possible scenarios of one move would bring. Many intellects like to play this game because it stimulates the mind. The goal is to checkmate the opponent’s king in a way that the king cannot move except to meet certain defeat. Each piece has its own special powers and can move to beat the other player’s army. In fact, it is similar to a battle which is fought on a battleground. Players can also resign if they have lost too many pieces and defeat is imminent.


Chess is a game that sharpens your brain, and it has been doing so for centuries. Buy a chess board that suits you and start enjoying the benefits it brings.