I got Charlie a beginner's chess set on Saturday; (it's a beginner set in that the pieces are large and show you with arrows which way they can move) and I'm beat. Literally! I was never a good chess player - and it's hard a) dredging up the rules to the front of my brain, and b) teaching a 4-year-old, even one who's pretty good at games and is willing to learn. I'm essentially playing myself while explaining the logic behind every move. Not surprisingly, it usually ends up in a tie, so I have to orchestrate a checkmate. Much harder than I thought it was going to be when I agreed to the purchase. I have a feeling I was thinking more of checkers.
However, we discovered something fun. Check out the bishop.
Remind you of anyone?
PS: Charlie just asked me to look up chess on youtube - this is too good not to share: