How did chess sets arrive at their now-standard look? Several recent articles trace the design of the modern chess set.

# All AboutGames

Simple, cheap, paper-and-pencil strategy games are *fantastic* ways to practice higher-level thinking. Don't just play the games, but **encourage students to notice patterns, develop strategies, and change the rules around**.

## Beyond Checkers

Even the simplest game takes on interesting new twists when we alter the rules a bit. Let’s look at ways our students can modify checkers and turn this children’s game into something new to explore.

## Math Game: The Game of 100

The Game of 100 is a simple game requiring no supplies, yet it opens up a rich world of exploring strategy and a little mental math.

## Beyond Chess: Go, Shatranj, and Xiangqi

Advanced learners and chess go hand in hand. In the past, I’ve used chess to introduce systems, introduce depth and complexity, and discuss paradoxes. However, since so many of my students understand the basics of chess, I decided to expose them to some chess-like games from other cultures.