September 1st American Chess Day

September 1st American Chess Day

Still searching for Bobby Fischer? Well let’s hope not. It’s a lot more fun to play the game of chess than search for someone. Although there is still some question about the excitement in watching a game being played. It is a game that requires strategy, and experience definitely helps. King, Queen, Bishops, Knights, Rooks and those pawns you don’t really mind losing (poor Pawns!) It’s 64 squares of challenge that can be ranked if you choose to play against the world.

How to celebrate – Play a game of chess! Get into a chess tournament. Learn how to take cat naps between moves.

July 20th International Chess Day

The International Chess Federation was founded on this day in 1924. The celebration was set on this date by UNESCO in 1966. There are over 605 million chess players today, many organized into the 181 Chess Federations in 178 countries across the world.

The modern game of chess is believed to have started somewhere in the 1200’s.  There are tapestries depicting Knights of the Templar playing chess during the Crusades.

How to celebrate:  Find someone to play chess with, perhaps in a park. Join the International Chess Federation. Play an online chess game.

November 29th International Games Day

Now in it’s 9th year, this is a tremendous way to get people interested in their local Libraries. Libraries all across the world host a variety of games under their roofs to prove they are not just all about education.

Games such as chess, checkers, board games, role-playing games, video games, card games, trivia games, and even tournaments are run inside libraries.

It is a safe environment where any question you have about rules can easily be looked up. It can be a fun day and a great way to make new friends.

How to celebrate – Go to your local Library on November 29 and see what’s going on! If nothing is happening, offer to host an International Games Day for the Library. Try to make up a new board game.

July 20th International Chess Day

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The International Chess Federation was founded on this day in 1924. The celebration was set on this date by UNESCO in 1966. There are over 605 million chess players today, many organized into the 181 Chess Federations in 178 countries across the world.

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The modern game of chess is believed to have started somewhere in the 1200’s.  There are tapestries depicting Knights of the Templar playing chess during the Crusades.

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How to celebrate:  Find someone to play chess with, perhaps in a park. Join the International Chess Federation. Play an online chess game.