Dinosaur Chess - Learn to Play!
By Universis Technology
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Previously nominated for a BAFTA (Best Interactive Media) - Dinosaur Chess is the fun way to learn and play chess:
- Learn how to play chess with 11 bite-sized interactive lessons
- Over 20 mini games and puzzles
- Play simplified and full chess
- Entertaining and challenging
- Leaning and playing chess is good for the brain
Sign up to Professor MacDinosaur's chess class. You will grow from a hatchling fresh from the egg to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the TRex.
The action takes you through different parts of the dinosaur's world from jungles to forests. Here you learn the chess skills that will help you grow enough to defeat the other dinosaurs in battle.
Reviews of the iPad + iPhone version:
Great! - ★★★★★
by TonySchleizer - Version 1.0 - 18 February 2011
This game has gotten my 5 year old interested in chess. Great tutorials that get progressively harder as skills improve.
Great for getting started - ★★★★★
by Milfordthelargebonedgorilla - Version 1.0 - 20 January 2011
This has been fantastic for my five year old son...using this in addition to a real board and pieces has helped him immensely in understanding each of the pieces, how they move, their strengths and weaknesses...a terrific way to introduce young ones to the game without overwhelming them
awesome! - ★★★★★
by 3G dogs - Version 1.0 - 07 January 2011
Makes learning chess so easy. Love the graphics and characters.
Great learning tool - ★★★★★
by Triplescoop - Version 1.0 - 28 December 2010
I have an adopted 7 year old boy with fetal alcohol syndrome. It is very hard for him to learn to play games. Checkers was very hard for him to learn. I thought that chess would be something that he would have to wait to learn. I bought this app even though there were no reviews. So glad I did! What a great teaching tool! I love the mini games that teach the directions that each piece can move. We play slowly but my son can play chess! I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn the basics of the game. This app is for beginners. Great for kids! Thank you to the developers of this app!
Super! - ★★★★★
by Chess player - Version 1.0 - 27 December 2010
Hats off to the developers. A fun program for kids.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Fixed occasional crash on mouse drag
As an absolute newbie i downloaded this app, at first found it great but cannot beat 3rd level. No help or tips and computer is merciless. Also I have been in a very good win next move position and it declares stale mate with no explanation. Too hard for a beginner. Shame as it could be brilliant.
I suggest a tip on next move or the computer is a it less clinical at only level 3.
Nice starter for children
The lessons are good, but once you start playing, or want to go back to an eariler lesson, you have to exit the program to get back to the menu?!