The room is very quiet you are having a stare down with a board that consists of 64 squares, 32 are your color and the other 32 are your opponents color. You have 16 men on the board and across from you the opposing Army has 16 as well, this is a battle to checkmate.
Chess is a game that can, like battle be over in a heartbeat or go on for several hours depending on the skill set of the players involved. It has been played by nobles and commoners in the park. This amazing board game has stood the test of time and is showing no signs of loosing fan base.
There are numerous opening moves and strategies and everyone has their favorite, but none guarantee victory if you are facing a worthy opponent. There is no age limit; chess is a game that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
The chess sets themselves can be a work of art and can fit handsomely in a home office, game room or study. There are countless themes, styles and different materials that the chessmen and boards are constructed from.
It is your move.