Cheesy Chess

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
More of a basic chess tutor than an actual game, Cheesy Chess is not without its issues. Although the interface isn't graphically impressive, kids are sure to like the bright colors and cartoon chess pieces. The program includes three songs, one of which crashed the application every time we tried to use it. The instructional song that teaches kids how to set up their players is useful, but the option called Cheesy Song seems like a pointless inclusion and contains nasty-sounding digital distortion. Cheesy Chess teaches your kids the basic moves of the game by placing two pieces on the board with a piece of cheese. The child's goal is to select the proper piece that can accomplish the move to eat the cheese. However, beyond this, the program offers no other tutorial options and lacks any kind of actual game mode. Since it's not thorough enough for beginning chess players and is too simple for those with a grasp of the fundamentals, we can see how this program only will appeal to a small cross-section of downloaders.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added October 22, 2003
Version 2.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 7,374
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Introduce your child to the world of chess with songs and cartoons. The application includes the setup song and is easy to use. It's for ages 18 months to four years, and is lots of fun. Play together with your child. Each piece appears on the board while a fun and catchy tune is sung. After learning the setup song, you can sit with your child at a real chess board and set up the pieces together.
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