Chess is perhaps India’s oldest and most loved board indoor game. Chess was born in India and has been played in India through centuries. It is revered as anindication of a man’s intelligence and strategic capabilities. A chess set can be found in almost every Indian home. Many of India’s folktales are littered with stories of kings and emperors and their chess games. In fact, even the Mahabharata has a crucial episode which involves chess.
Chess is excellent for overall mental development. Many schools encourage children to pick up chess. Chess has a very positive effect on children and adults both.