Chess is a great game to play when you’re snowed in, when it’s storming outside, or whenever you have a chess board nearby and a friend or family member to play with.
In fact, chess is such a popular game worldwide that it has its own professional league. Playing chess is great for being creative and for teaching you strategy, problem-solving, and planning ahead. It can even enhance your memory as you consider what moves you could make and how your opponent might react to those moves.
You might be one of the thousands of American elementary school kids who start a chess club at your school, or join one that already exists. If you can’t find or organize a club, see if some neighbors or friends would play with you.
And when you get so good that you’re the one saying, “Checkmate!” to your regular competition, guess what … you can actually find online chess clubs and opponents! Your local library probably has computers available specifically for games like chess!