Summary: I bought this for my 8 and 6 year-olds who love chess. They are beginners and I thought it would be really great because they love their DS also. The problem is that there is no sound and they have to read all the tips and instrustions. They can't always read well enough to understand and they get frustrated. It might be better for older kids.
Summary: the game as ok for me. i didnt really like it though. i know how to play chess but i wanted to learn it the right way from an actually game so i purchased the game. it actually goes through a story about a king that stole your pieces and that to get them back is to beat him at a game of chess of course but all i wanted to do is learn how to play. if you make a mistake it tells you to go back to what you learned or something like that.