Children ages 3-11 can experience the larger-than-life game by exploring a drawbridge leading to a medieval castle that houses a giant chess board floor. The exhibit also features a giant chess board, thrones and pretend play.
The exhibit, which was co-created by The Magic House and The World Chess Hall of Fame, was originally housed at The World Chess Hall of Fame. It will remain at The Magic House through Jan. 2, 2017. The exhibit is free with museum admission.
Young chess enthusiasts are invited to help celebrate the opening of the exhibit in its new location at a Kids’ Beginner Chess Tournament Sept. 30 from 6-9 p.m. The unrated tournament is open to children 12 and under who have some prior chess experience and can play unassisted. Participation in the tournament is $10 per player. Reservations may be made online at www.magichouse.org.
The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63122. Admission to The Magic House is $10.