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A chess program aimed at the younger set, Chess Mates is a standard chess program with tutorials and chess puzzles to help kids learn the rules and basic chess strategy. An animated wizard helps teach while floating over an isometric cartoon chess board.


Chess Mates Windows In the demo version the option top play against the computer is limited
Chess Mates Windows Continuing from the previous screenshot, a 'fork' in chess terms arises when two pieces are threatened at the same time - the result in this case being that the King must move and the Queen is lost
Chess Mates Windows The lessons are structured and the examples must be tackled in sequence
Demo version
Chess Mates Windows A Fork is compared to a knight who has two piles of treasure to protect but who's bag can only contain one - the outcome being that he can only protect one pile

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Review Corner Windows 3.x 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 3.x 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Macintosh 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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