In this illustrated book made for children and adults alike, you'll learn about the greatest and most intelligent game of all time: chess! With all the rules of the game simply explained, you'll become acquainted with the three stages of a chess game, as well as every single chess piece, one-by-one.But before this, you'll take a fascinating tour of the history of chess, reaching back to the game's very beginnings almost 2000 years ago. Turn the pages and discover:- Why an old wise man rejected a king's offer of gold, and instead asked for grains of wheat;- The ancient Scottish chess pieces that inspired the game of Wizard's Chess in Harry Potter;- How there are more possible games in chess than there are atoms in the Universe!And much more! You'll also read about how all the greatest grandmasters of chess started playing when they were kids, and why that's the perfect time to begin. Chess builds imagination, focus, and logical thinking skills in children of all ages, and teaches us how to win with respect and lose with honor. But best of all, chess is great fun!