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Dinosaur Chess

By Universis Technology Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This engaging game is designed to teach kids how to play chess, although we found a minor glitch during our tests. Dinosaur Chess' colorful graphics are top-notch, and the well-designed interface and simple instructions make it easy for kids to follow. You can choose from various playing modes, but the trial version limits you to two lessons and two games. In our tests, after reaching checkmate, Dinosaur Chess didn't indicate that the game was over, and we could still move pieces on the board. You can restart the game to remedy this, but this seems like a flaw that might confuse younger kids. Much like the key characters in this game, this download is big, coming in at nearly 23MB. The trial restrictions are a bit severe, but Dinosaur Chess is a fun way to teach kids to play chess.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added September 6, 2006
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 7,440
Downloads Last Week 8
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Developer's Description

Playing chess gives brains of any age a good workout--kids especially benefit from learning and playing the game. Sign up to Professor MacDinosaur's chess class--you will grow from a hatchling fresh from the egg to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the TRex. 11 bite size interactive lessons; over 20 mini games and puzzles; play simplified and full chess against dinosaurs; entertaining and challenging.