What's the gambit? Combine a unique chess board with custom pieces, silly stories, hilarious characters, and vibrant illustrations to teach newcomers and youngsters this fascinating game. No experience with the game of chess? No problem! Even kids as little as 3 can learn the rules of the game with this clever set. Chess can be traced back nearly 1500 years and has been linked to stronger critical thinking skills, better executive function, higher test scores and ability to plan ahead - trust us, there is NO downside! For 2-4 players.