Summary: My six year old taught himself to play using this program, largely without adult help. The tutorials are well presented and useful and the graphics sufficiently varied to hold a child's attention. As the other reviewer notes, the commentary is written, not spoken, which for smaller children is not ideal, but for a child able to read moderately well, this provides an additional benefit, as the language used is lively and stimulating, rewarding any effort made.
Summary: Every PC chess game includes play and tutorial modes, but Majestic Chess offers something different: a Chess Adventure. The Adventure mode is an expedition through 8 medieval lands dotted with castles and populated by queens, knights, trolls and ogres. Each level proposes 3 types of interwoven activies: instruction regarding a particular strategy, puzzles to test the strategy, and short game sessions to put this particular strategy into practice.
Summary: The graphics on this are the best of any chess game I've seen to date. The graphics are super sharp and the sound track is very alluring. It's exactly what chess ought to be in this high tech age! The mood of the whole game makes you want to learn more and play more. TOP CHOICE for anyone wanting to learn the game from scratch! The adventure mode...well words can't describe how awesome it is...you just have to play it! WELL WORTH THE MONEY!!!!!!!! BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: Hey guys Majestic Chess is the coolest chess program!!! Adds more fun to playing chess. I checked out the demo and the advetnure part was aweome..it was like i was in a fairytale story..heheheh. Give the demo a try .
Summary: I just got Majestic Chess and I think it is fantastic. I really like what the did with the Chess Adventure, great new approach to chess. I've played through 2 levels so far and am having a blast. Very innovative, and excellent graphics (about time someone did that for chess). I've bought several chess games before and this is by far the funnest and freshest to-date. I highly recomend this game.
Summary: I just picked this game up yesterday when I saw it at EB. The adventure part is a really good way of teaching you how to play chess. I was able to blast through the first couple levels, but now I'm working my way through the third. It's nice to learn how to play chess without having to sit through pages and pages of text. It actually makes it fun. In multiplayer it's neat because it tracks a rating for you, so you can play against people around your skill level.
Excerpt: Ceci est un très bon jeu à l'ordinateur. Il aide à aimer les échecs. On joue aux échecs tout en s'amusant avec des petites épisodes rigolotes à chaque foie que l'on gagne un pion ou qu'un pion se fait manger. Très bon jeu.
Geldanlage mit Chancen auf über 200% Gewinn in kurzer Zeit ohne Risiko
25 May 2000
Summary: Schwer zu gleuben, dass man so etwas über die kleinen Plastikfigürchen sagen kann, die man in jedem Laden auf einem verstaubten Regal antrifft. Und doch ist es wahr, zum Teil zumindest. Die ersten Figuren gab es schon vor ca 20 Jahren zu kaufen, jede für den stattlichen Preis von ca 5 $. Das erste Set bestand aus nur 12 Stück. Heute kostet die teuerste davon, nämlich der Jawa im Plastikmantel, verpackt ca 2500 DM, alle anderen schwanken von 600 bis 1700 DM.