Today I have THREE codes for Chess Academy, an app recently reviewed by Heather, (who is possibly still playing it.)
I was never very good at chess but I'm definitely getting the hang of it using this app. I'm not ready for the World Championships just yet but watch this space as I think I may have a shot at next year's tournament.
Here's what Heather had to say about Chess Academy
If you'd like to know your pawns from your bishops, then leave a comment below. Winners will be posted on June 22nd, 4pm EST U.S.
You can also start your training immediately by buying the app here.
Chess Academy for Kids is an excellent iPhone and iPad application offering an easy introduction to chess, created with children in mind. The app is designed to teach chess in an engaging, step-by-step, rewarding way, where learning is well balanced with practice.
The app is a tool for older children aged 8+ to teach themselves the rules and basic strategies of chess, as well as for younger children aged 5+ to start out on a chess adventure with adult help.
The application consists of two modules:
- Chess tutorials, which include theory, examples and tasks for beginners,
- A 1v1 game mode (play against friends or computer!)
Chess tutorials include 140 interactive tasks that explain and demonstrate in practice:
- pieces'values and moves
- game opening
- double check
The game mode has a nicely designed chequerboard and pieces, with a comprehensive and user-friendly dashboard, allowing children to easily "navigate" through the app and change settings. Additionally, Chess Academy for Kids is equipped with a user-friendly progress tracking bar, which is comprehensive and motivating for young users.
We take children's privacy very seriously:
* we do not collect or share any data
* the app doesn't contain any adds
* the app doesn't contain any in-app purchase
* the app doesn't contain any social media buttons nor social media integration
* the app doesn't contain any external links