Dinosaur Chess: Learn to Play!
By Universis Technology
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** Appysmarts.com: 97/100 EDITOR'S FAVORITE!
** Previously nominated for a BAFTA (Best Interactive Media)! **
** Featured by Apple in it's "New & Noteworthy" section! **
** No Ads. No In-App-Purchases **
** Now a Universal App optimized for iPad, iPhone (including iPhone 5) and iPod touch. **
Dinosaur Chess is the fun way to learn and play chess. Designed to be non-intimidating:
-- Learn how to play chess with 11 bite-sized interactive lessons.
-- Over 20 mini games and puzzles.
-- Play simplified and full chess against 6 beautifully animated dinosaurs.
-- Entertaining and challenging.
-- Learning and playing chess encourage concentration, improves cognitive abilities and rational thinking.
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.
And now the v2 reboot takes students past the beginners level and adds new features:
-- 8 new chess Tactics lessons.
-- The 'Amazing Chess Tactics Machine' game to practice chess tactics/puzzles.
-- Can now play as a Boy Student or as a Girl Student.
-- Multi-student support.
-- New settings options to lock/unlock lessons and alter computer strength.
-- Now as a single universal app for iPad, iPhone (including iPhone 5) and iPod touch.
*Excellent step by step approach by Jurassienne_Dole
Lots of examples of the basic moves and tactics and some amusing side games involving dinosaurs. Fun for kids and adults alike and plenty of challenges at all levels.
*Dinosaur Chess by Mls968
This is a great program. The lessons are interesting, and play levels go from easy to difficult. My 4 and 6 year olds are learning the game, and it's helping novice players like my wife and I too. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to introduce their children to chess!
*An excellent app by Adg6
A wonderful app. Ideal for anyone new to chess. It is even fun for experienced chess players.
*Highly Recommended - by doled
"This is a fantastic chess teaching game. This game alone makes it worth buying an iPad. My three year old now knows the piece names and basic moves. My six year old is well on her way to playing a full game. Our family has had an iPad since the day the iPad was released and this is one of the best apps we have."
*Great! - by TonySchleizer
"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
"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"
* Great learning tool - by Triplescoop
"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
"Hats off to the developers. A fun program for kids."
*Ideal For kids - by Kingkot
"This game is ideal to teach the kids in the chess."
What's New in Version 2.01
- easier positioning of pieces
- some bug fixes
Awesome for kids & grow ups!
As a kid I always wanted to learn chess and no one would teach me. When I had kids I decided I would make sure my kids would learn. I got the app hoping it could make it fun for them to learn, and found it made it fun for me as well. The games,when learning how to move the pieces, reinforce the material, and aids the learning process. Multiple levels of games help to build confidence to play a "real" game. My son 7 now loves chess and belongs to a club, and we play a game nightly. Thanks for teaching me later in life and giving my son and I new activity to bond over.
Audio still broken, otherwise ok
I am very disappointed that the audio on the app has not been fixed. When I bought I read reviews from April mentioning audio problems. I foolishly assumed they would be fixed. Six months later the audio is still not working- at least for the iPad.
It is a shame because otherwise this would be a good app for young kids interested in chess. Unless your child is a very proficient reader, this is not the app for you. Even then the explanations require a functioning audio in order to be understood.
Sadly, I recommend avoiding this app until the audio is fixed.
Problems with crashing
This app has been fantastic. My 6 year old has fallen in love with chess and is enjoying learning "strategy". Problem is that when he gets a piece into position for checkmate the game crashes and turns off. Every time. Luckily the game beats him more often than not, but it is an issue that should not occur.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 30, 2013
- Version: 2.01
- Size: 33.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Universis Technology Ltd
- © Universis Technology Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.