Shot of a chess board mid match

Chess has been played for centuries, and for good reason. Not only is it fun and challenging, but it also offers numerous benefits for anyone who takes the time to learn and actively play this masterful game. Whether you are a child or an adult, there are multiple benefits when you learn and play chess. 

Learn from Masters 

We believe the key to a great lesson is an awesome teacher. That’s why we are working with the experts at Rookly to have vetted, celebrated, and supportive teachers that guide you through curriculum to ensure your chess lesson is awesome and impactful.  

Improves Cognitive Function 

Playing chess requires a great deal of critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills. As a result, regular practice can improve your cognitive function, helping you to become more mentally sharp and alert. In fact, studies have shown that chess players tend to have better memory, attention span, and overall brain function than those who do not play. 

Boosts Creativity

Chess requires a great deal of creativity and imagination. To come up with winning strategies, players must think outside the box and be able to envision different scenarios and outcomes. This type of thinking can translate into other areas of life, helping players to become more creative problem solvers. 

Patience and Perseverance 

Chess is not a game that can be won quickly or easily. It requires patience and perseverance to see a game through to the end, and even more so to become a skilled player. This type of persistence can be beneficial in all areas of life, teaching players to stick with difficult tasks and see them through to the end. 

Develop Social Skills 

Whether you play chess in person or online, you often learn the most from your opponents. You’re also able to improve a number of your social skills in the process, including communication, sportsmanship, and collaboration. Playing chess can also help build relationships and foster a sense of community among players. 

A Healthy Form of Entertainment 

Our world is filled with screens and technology, and it can be difficult at times to find healthy forms of entertainment. Chess is a great alternative because it doesn't require a screen. It can also be played nearly anywhere, and at almost any age.  
Don’t miss out on the classic game of chess in Spring 1 on March 29 (registration opens at 5:30pm), Spring 2 on May 10, or Summer 1 on June 21. It’ll provide you with a range of benefits, whether it’s improved mental skills, creativity, or an avenue to meet new people.