Where does chess originate from? Some people believe it’s from India. I honestly don’t know, but I think some historical context might be helpful if you want to introduce the game to your kids.
Mark Price, father of two girls, decided to write a fictional story for his daughters to tell the history of chess. The story is called The Foolish King, and it is set in a magical land where kings and dragons still rule the world. You can buy the hardcover version of the book on Amazon as soon as it’s released. But, you can definitely give the iPad app a try, because it is available today.
The Foolish King
The book is divided into 15 chapters, where the first four chapters are used to set up the main characters and the background story. The kingdom of Stur is the location where the fairy tale is told. King Marra and his advisor, Woogle the Owl, rule the kingdom wisely. The king and his people love to grow plants, and compete to see who can grow the largest and juiciest pear.Read More