Train your brain this International Chess Day

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Children playing with chess. (Photo: Getty)
Children playing with chess. (Photo: Getty)

International Chess Day is celebrated on 20 July every year, a tradition that has continued for more than 50 years. It marks the date of the establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

As it is a game of strategy, playing chess is beneficial to our brain cells. It helps to improve memory function and strategic thinking, and can even help fight Alzheimer’s, dementia and schizophrenia.

Getting your child to play chess is a good way to train their brain too. On top of developing the ability to think rationally, creatively, and under pressure, it also helps to improve IQ levels, problem-solving skills, and concentration.

Ready to give your (and your child’s) brain a good exercise? You can get these chess sets and other strategy board games on Amazon Singapore.

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A&A 15 inch Folding Wooden Chess & Checkers Set w/ 3" King Height Chess Pieces / 2 Extra Queen/German Knight Staunton Wooden Chessmen/Mahogany Box w/Mahogany & Maple Inlay

S$52.88 at Amazon

A&A 15 inch Folding Wooden Chess & Checkers Set w/ 3
A&A 15 inch Folding Wooden Chess & Checkers Set w/ 3" King Height Chess Pieces / 2 Extra Queen/German Knight Staunton Wooden Chessmen/Mahogany Box w/Mahogany & Maple Inlay. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Winning Moves 1091 No Stress Chess Game Blue

S$23.80 at Amazon

Winning Moves 1091 No Stress Chess Game Blue. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Winning Moves 1091 No Stress Chess Game Blue. (Photo: Amazon SG)

10" Magnetic Folding Chess Set / Suitable for Travel and Starters

S$14.88 at Amazon

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10" Magnetic Folding Chess Set / Suitable for Travel and Starters. (Photo: Amazon SG)

LEGO 76392 Harry Potter Hogwarts Wizard’s Chess Set & Board Game Toy, with 20th Anniversary Collectible Golden Minifigure

S$99.90 S$119.90 at Amazon

LEGO 76392 Harry Potter Hogwarts Wizard’s Chess Set & Board Game Toy, with 20th Anniversary Collectible Golden Minifigure. (Photo: Amazon SG)
LEGO 76392 Harry Potter Hogwarts Wizard’s Chess Set & Board Game Toy, with 20th Anniversary Collectible Golden Minifigure. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Marvel Collector's Chess Set | Custom Sculpted Chess Pieces Marvel Superheros & Villains | Iron Man & Thanos as King | Captain Marvel & Hella as Queen | Officially Licensed Marvel Chess Set

S$95.58 at Amazon

Marvel Collector's Chess Set | Custom Sculpted Chess Pieces Marvel Superheros & Villains | Iron Man & Thanos as King | Captain Marvel & Hella as Queen | Officially Licensed Marvel Chess Set. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Marvel Collector's Chess Set | Custom Sculpted Chess Pieces Marvel Superheros & Villains | Iron Man & Thanos as King | Captain Marvel & Hella as Queen | Officially Licensed Marvel Chess Set. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Ravensburger 208809 Wonder Forge Disney Villainous Strategy Board Game, 2-6 players

S$44.31 S$53.21 at Amazon

Ravensburger 208809 Wonder Forge Disney Villainous Strategy Board Game, 2-6 players. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Ravensburger 208809 Wonder Forge Disney Villainous Strategy Board Game, 2-6 players. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Blue Orange Games Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game

S$35 at Amazon

Blue Orange Games Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Blue Orange Games Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Ravensburger 60001761 Jurassic Park Danger

S$47 at Amazon

Ravensburger 60001761 Jurassic Park Danger. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Ravensburger 60001761 Jurassic Park Danger. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Star Wars Outer Rim game, 1 to 4 Players

S$87 at Amazon

SW06 game, 1 to 4 Players. (Photo: Amazon SG)
SW06 game, 1 to 4 Players. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Rock Me Archimedes, Balancing Strategy Puzzle Marbles Family Board Game Retro STEM Learning Educational Toy, for Adults and Kids Ages 8 and up

S$56.73 at Amazon

Rock Me Archimedes, Balancing Strategy Puzzle Marbles Family Board Game Retro STEM Learning Educational Toy, for Adults and Kids Ages 8 and up. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Rock Me Archimedes, Balancing Strategy Puzzle Marbles Family Board Game Retro STEM Learning Educational Toy, for Adults and Kids Ages 8 and up. (Photo: Amazon SG)
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