Chess Academy for Kids by Geek Kids by Next is Great (Universal)
Released: Mar 9, 2012
Version: 2.0
Size: 31 MB
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Chess Academy for Kids by Geek Kids

Next is Great
*** Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award
*** FEATURED BY APPLE in the "NEW & NOTEWORTHY " section of the iTunes App Store!

Chess Academy for Kids offers an easy introduction to chess.  
*** 140 tutorials & challenges created with children in mind
*** Learn basic moves & strategy (pieces' values, openings, etc.)
*** Challenge your friends & parents
*** Play chess against the computer
*** Enjoy the rewarding progress tracker

"I really liked Chess Academy for Kids. It may not be as thorough as an instructional book or chess tutor, but it definitely gives enough to get you started, and holds your hand along the way. Plus the app is very attractive, and is a great chess playing app even for people who already know how to play the game."
-- / Geek Dad

"What you have is a great classic game brought to the modern devices(iPhone and iPad), that is easy to learn, kid friendly, and good for the family — sounds pretty good to me."
-- Crazy Mike's Apps

"Chess Academy for Kids is a top learning app for kids five and older… and grown up curious to know how to play chess. It is easy to use, kids friendly and offers a very engaging and interactive interface... a new Fun Educational Apps - TOP PICKS!"
-- Fun Educational Apps

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: 
- rules
- pieces'values and moves
- game opening
- checkmate
- 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.

Chess Academy can be played only in portrait position.

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 contains external links to our other apps

What's new in version 2.0
-support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus
-updated graphics
Our verdict: Meh!
  • Chess Academy for Kids by Geek Kids is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
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