Story Time Chess is the only game that can teach chess to children as young as 3.

Story Time Chess is a board game that teaches chess to young children using silly stories, vibrant illustrations, custom chess pieces, and a unique chess board. The stories and supporting materials communicate the rules of chess to children ages 3 and up in a way that makes learning chess simple and fun. Best of all, no chess experience is required for parents or children to learn.

Just Awarded!

The 2024 Mum Central Award Winners have been announced and Story Time Chess been awared yet another award - Best Educational Toy Bronze Winner.

Story Time Chess Includes:

Story Time Chess game contents

Beautifully Designed Storybook

Stories are an incredibly powerful educational tool. Children have an astounding ability to retain stories down to the last detail. Telling a child an abstract rule may only confuse them because they have nothing to connect with. Instead of telling children what something is, Story Time Chess is perfect for showing the rules of chess – through stories.

Exercises For Each Piece

Each chess piece has its own story and exercises that explain how the piece moves in a fun, silly, memorable way.

Matching pieces and board

The board has characters that match the pieces, making board setup easy!

Custom Chess Pieces

With our custom chess pieces, the children are able to connect the stories to the pieces more easily. By visually seeing the characters and physically touching the pieces, children are able to learn chess without realizing it.

Each piece is designed to hold the character from their story in order to communicate the rules of chess effectively–and have fun!

Double Sided Chessboard

Our double sided chess board and custom chess pieces are made from high quality, child friendly materials and are regulation size for tournament play. Players can either use the story themed side with all of our characters, or the standard chess side for regular chess.

Cloth Storage Bags for Pieces

Brightly colored storage bags for your Team Chomper and Team Shaky pieces.

Story Time Chess - Unique Characters

Unique Characters

We utilize a unique cast of characters, in fun and interactive stories; children progressively learn to play chess. Our stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child’s mind.

Story Time Chess: The Game

Story Time Chess: The Game

A game developed over numerous years teaching children how to play chess. For use at home to children as young as three!

Proven to help children by:

- Strengthening academic performance
- Improving retained test scores
- Enhancing arithmetical skills
- Honing verbal skills
- Sharpening critical thinking
- Boosts emotional intelligence

Story Time Chess - Wins Multiple Awards

Winner of Multiple Awards

Our game has been recognised by numerous organisations for the great game it is, including:

- Toy of the Year Award 2021
- Toy Insider Winner 2020
- Hot Diggity 2020
- The National Parenting Center
- Parents' Choice
- Mom's Choice
- Tillywig Toy Award


  • Wesley So recommends Story Time Chess

    Wesley So

    I really like Story Time Chess!  Teaching kids to recognize patterns, understand action and consequence, as early as age three, is valuable training whether they go on to play chess or not.  I started at age 6, but if I had the opportunity, I would have started younger.  It should be available to children everywhere.

    Wesley So

    Grandmaster and Former U.S. Chess Champion

  • Hugh Jackman  recommends Story Time Chess

    Hugh Jackman

    [Story Time Chess] has our two children playing and loving chess!  We’re proud to have it in our home, and think every child should be learning [Story Time Chess]

    Hugh Jackman

    Actor & Parent of 2

  • David Burtka  recommends Story Time Chess

    David Burtka

    Chess is such an important game for kids to learn.  If you are interested in getting your tots involved check out [Story Time Chess].

    David Burtka

    Actor & Parent of 2

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