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2nd Grade? 2nd GRADE? Ah, since BGG has grown up with my kiddos', then they should always enjoy a little more Dax. He's starting Chess club this year.(Beats me 1/3 of the time)



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Congrats!
My oldest starts High School tomorrow!

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I helped run my twins' school's chess club from when they were in 1st to 5th grade. It was great until the last year when some overzealous parents got involved. They actually wanted the kids to play by the proper rules instead of the hilarious house rules the kids were always making up.




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shumyum wrote:
I helped run my twins' school's chess club from when they were in 1st to 5th grade. It was great until the last year when some overzealous parents got involved. They actually wanted the kids to play by the proper rules instead of the hilarious house rules the kids were always making up.


Hah! yeah. We go to an IB school, and they are into the philosophy of "No parents involved, fairness, yadda yadda"...That prevents parental overreach. Luckily we have a professional chess instructor that teaches the class, and apparently is really good. I think he's Russian, and carries a yard stick? Niet! *slap*

Chess, Serious Business.
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MWChapel wrote:
shumyum wrote:
I helped run my twins' school's chess club from when they were in 1st to 5th grade. It was great until the last year when some overzealous parents got involved. They actually wanted the kids to play by the proper rules instead of the hilarious house rules the kids were always making up.


Hah! yeah. We go to an IB school, and they are into the philosophy of "No parents involved, fairness, yadda yadda"...That prevents parental overreach. Luckily we have a professional chess instructor that teaches the class, and apparently is really good. I think he's Russian, and carries a yard stick? Niet! *slap*

Chess, Serious Business.


I figured I'd risk stunting the next Bobby Fischer for the reward of not turning kids off board games. Actually, the biggest problem was that the overzealous parents set up a ladder tournament. Suddenly a club that had no fights for four years was total mayhem and tears.
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Congratulations! Your son is doing very well to be playing chess at his age. Can't think of a better education than growing up around games.
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BrandorDaUncarryable wrote:
Congratulations! Your son is doing very well to be playing chess at his age. Can't think of a better education than growing up around games.


I've been playing Chess with him for a couple of years now. He actually tends to like the more abstract games, which surprised me...But he also likes games like Coconuts

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MWChapel wrote:
I've been playing Chess with him for a couple of years now. He actually tends to like the more abstract games, which surprised me...But he also likes games like Coconuts


What specific games have you played with him? I know as a kid there were a ton of board games around that I played, but I can't recall any like what you'd see on BGG.
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That's a great choice of quote for the subject. It's good to see young kids learning chess at that age.

I enjoy playing games with my two girls and seeing them come into their own. My fifth grader is becoming more inquisitive about my game collection, and my third grader is learning to enjoy taunting me when we play the Wii together. Fun times at this age.
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BrandorDaUncarryable wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
I've been playing Chess with him for a couple of years now. He actually tends to like the more abstract games, which surprised me...But he also likes games like Coconuts


What specific games have you played with him? I know as a kid there were a ton of board games around that I played, but I can't recall any like what you'd see on BGG.


He like Carcassonne, Gemblo,ZÈRTZ, Ingenious...and a few others.
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My daughter always loved abstract games at that age. She still does!

She shares that with me. I truly adore abstract strategy games.
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He's a good looking kid, and if he grows up to be even half the man his father is, I'd STILL tell him to stay away from RSP.
 
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