Library of instructional mini-games to learn how pieces move, board vision and strategy.
Set up custom mini-games or other positions for a lesson.
Play regular chess or mini-games against an engine optimised for children.
Comprehensive library of 30+ chess mini-games that help children learn chess in a fun way.
Learn why mini-games are ideal for children learning chess
Designed for tutors running a lesson in a classroom or by sharing their screen over a web conference.
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Most chess applications only allow legal chess positions that include 2 kings. Acorn Chess lets you set up and play through any instructive position fragments even without kings.
Adjust existing mini-games or create entirely new mini-games by defining the win conditions and other special rules that apply.
The engine for Acorn Chess has been built and tuned to play chess at a similar level to a child beginner and make typical mistakes that children would make.
One time charge to purchase application.
No online interaction. Application runs locally offline.
Does not require internet connection to run.
Install on Windows, Mac or Linux. Works on Raspberry Pi.
Copy and paste positions from other applications using FEN format.
New releases are detected at start up and downloaded.