Dinosaur Chess from Convekta is a fun way to learn chess for young absolute beginners. It assumes absolutely zero preexisting knowledge of the game and suits perfectly for parents who wish to teach their child how to play chess. Its main advantage is that it turns learning chess into a game of its own making it a truly fun and inspiring activity. National Master Recommends Dinosaur Chess National Master Kayden Troff (age 11) recommends Dinosaur Chess and uses it for training young players. "This product is tons of fun for beginning chess students! . . . when my little sister wanted to learn we used this chess software to help her learn chess and to have fun at the same time." Playing Dinosaur Chess As the name indicates the game is set in the age of the dinosaurs. Each player starts out as a very small dinosaur either male or female fresh from the egg. But being a very small dinosaur in a jungle full of very large dinosaurs has some severe disadvantages so the goal is to grow as quickly as possible. In this game there is only one way to get bigger and stronger: by learning something new about chess. Professor MacDinosaur Fortunately for the small but ambitious dinosaur help is provided by Professor MacDinosaur every step of the way. He will guide you through the basics of chess and help you grow and get stronger until you can successfully take on the terrible Tyrannosaurus Rex. But as the professor himself says its not only about getting bigger and stronger its also about getting smarter! Dinosaur Chess Playing Modes Dinosaur Chess offers four main modes: Learn - Here you attend Professor MacDinosaurs classes. He offers eleven different interactive lessons. The first one teaches you about the board and the squares and he doesn't finish until you know all the moves an can play a game of chess. Play - Play a game of chess against a dinosaur. The level of play is deliberately weak enough so as not to discourage the beginner. There are six dinosaurs to choose from with varying knowledge of the game. Dino Fight - Have the chess lessons really made you bigger stronger and smarter? This is the only part of the program that is strictly non-chess but nevertheless an important part of keeping the dinosaur-in-training interested in learning more. Progress - Keeps track of your triumphs. One of the nice features of Dinosaur Chess is that it can keep track of several different players. So if you want to use the program to teach more than one child they can be registered separately and the program will track their progress. System Requirements: Pentium III or equivalent 128 MB screen resolution of 1024X768 Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista. Disclaimer: If opened this item may only be returned in exhange for same item. Please contact the developer with any support issues.
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