Chess is often seen as a very serious, highly intellectual board game, and if that’s all you’re after, there are video games like Chess Ultra and Pure Chess to fulfil your needs. But if you require a more family-friendly experience, with fantastical characters to entice the kids in, then Brawl Chess – Gambit’s arrival on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch should grab your attention.
Brawl Chess – Gambit isn’t doing anything to change or desecrate the centuries-old game of chess, in fact it sticks to the core principles of chess while simultaneously managing to modernise it for a new audience. First off, you must decide upon a fantasy themed character to lead the army into battle, with choices including a clever elf, mysterious fairy or even a humorous prince. The chessboard here is given an injection of excitement, courtesy of arrows flying above heads and swords breaking in the heat of the moment – presented using cartoony animations to ensure a family-friendly approach.
The aim is to encourage people to try chess and improve their ability to concentrate, use logic, and strategise. Brawl Chess – Gambit targets youngsters especially by delivering an art style and funny visuals that will keep them attentive. Don’t worry if you or your family grow tired of the silly theme though, because the option is available to switch to a more traditional set-up whenever you wish.
- LOCAL MULTIPLAYER. Your family will absolutely love this version of chess. Do you fancy a happy competition between parents and children? It is possible. Invite grandparents too, they certainly know the rules.
- KIDS-FRIENDLY. It’s a game for the whole family, easy to learn and cheerful. Play it regardless of age. Thanks to the vibrant cartoon style, children will also join the fun.
- BRAIN TRAINING. But in a fun way! Brawl Chess looks modern while still being one of the oldest and most popular games in the world with all its advantages. It increases IQ, improves arithmetic skills, teaches analytical and critical thinking. Train to use both hemispheres of your brain.
- CREATIVITY BOOST. The fun doesn’t have to end after turning off the console. When the father plays as a ghost, and the son plays as a prince, they can perform scenes with these characters after the chess game ends.
Whether you’re gearing up for a solo effort against the AI, or some local action to teach your kids how to lose gracefully, Brawl Chess – Gambit is out right for your perusal. It won’t take much thinking to find it, just move a few spaces forward, towards the Xbox Store, where you’ll have to pay £8.39 to own Brawl Chess – Gambit. Be sure to let us know how you get on with it via the comments section below.
If you like what Brawl Chess – Gambit delivers, then you may also be interested to hear that there are a few DLC bits and bobs rolling around. The Great Heroes pack combines all these together for £2.49, but otherwise individual purchases of specific characters will see you needing to splash £0.79 for each of the Ghost, the Dwarf, the Elf, the Fairy and the Barbarian.
In this fantasy world, one of the brave heroes leads your chess army to victory. Choose between a mysterious fairy, a dangerous dwarf, a clever elf, a brave prince, and many more. Cartoon visuals make the game friendly to everyone. What’s going on there! Arrows fly above heads and swords break in the heat of battle. Or maybe you prefer classic chess? You can always change your pieces to traditional ones. Brawl Chess – Gambit connects generations in a multiplayer mode, but a single player will also appeal to players of all ages. There are five levels of difficulty. The first is great for kids to learn. The fifth is suited for chess experts who are looking for a serious challenge.