Chess Mates (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Interplay Productions - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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Chess Mates
Product ID 40421-38160
Product UPC 040421381609
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Interplay Productions
Label Brainstorm
Category(s) Entertainment, Traditional, Chess
Recommended age(s) 9-101
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Learn all the moves and strategies of chess while developing logic and problem solving skills.
Exclusively endorsed by the U.S. Chess Federation.

Animated pieces that come to life, multiple difficulty levels and a host of features makes Chess Mates the most fun and innovative way to learn the complex strategies of chess.

Game features:

  • Wigby the Wizard guides and teaches young minds to play chess step by step.
  • Point and click interface makes learning to play chess fun and easy.
  • Over 60 fun and entertaining puzzles and tutorials.
  • Learn chess tactics such as the Fork, Skewer and the Pin.
  • Choose from multiple background settings.

Chess works wonders with your child!

  • Learning aptitude.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Logical strength.
  • Self-confidence.
  • Self-esteem.

Official American Scholastic Chess Study proved that playing chess can give children the winning edge in school.

Kids playing chess in the study showed:

  • Reading scores improved.
  • Math scores improved.
  • Self esteem improved.
  • Learning chess has statistically improved grades by 70%.

Step 1.
Using an animated scenario, one of the many chess strategies is introduced.

Step 2.
Animated chess pieces magically appear to illustrate the strategy.

Step 3.
Wigby then guides the student through one of the many puzzles highlighting the strategy.

Step 4.
The student is rewarded with a printable certificate and can then choose to learn more, or apply their knowledge to a real game of chess.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-33
Required RAM 8MB
Supported Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-33
Required RAM 8MB
Supported Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA
Mac System 7.0
Required CPU Mac LC III
Required RAM 8MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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