GrowUpSmart Chess Set


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GrowUpSmart Chess Set

In my house, we love playing board games of all types. It’s not uncommon to find us having a weekly family game night. It’s sometimes hard to find a game that we can all play, though since there are two adults and three kids that are spaced out in age (17, 14, 8). That just means that sometimes we buy games that only a couple of us will play (either because of age or interest) or sometimes have to play games that other people are more interested in than we are.

One game that the boys (17 & 8) like to play together is chess. Their dad taught them and he tried to teach me when we were still married but I can honestly say that I could never get my mind around the game and my 14-year-old daughter feels the same way.

GrowUpSmart Chess Set

When I told the boys that we were going to review a chess board from GrowUpSmart {affiliate}, they were very excited. It was great to see a game that I knew that they could both play together, despite the large age difference.

GrowUpSmart Chess Set - Review and Giveaway

GrowUpSmart Chess Set - Review and Giveaway

The GrowUpSmart Premium Chess Set comes with a beautiful 16″ board (made from New Zealand pine with a basswood & walnut veneer top) that has a velvet-lined compartment for all of the pieces and folds so you can store it easily. Once the board is opened, you can see letters running across the bottom and numbers running down the sides. This helps to easily and quickly identify game moves. I love that the premium set comes with extra pieces (one of each, so 12 extra total) because how often can you not play a game anymore because you’re missing a piece or two? You’ll also get a soft bag to protect the game board against scratches during storage and transportation, plus an instruction manual & access to an online beginner’s video course that teaches you how to play (which is perfect for people like me who have NO idea what they’re doing!)

GrowUpSmart Chess Set - Review and Giveaway

GrowUpSmart Chess Set - Review and Giveaway

The boys are having a great time with their new chess board and I am even starting to watch the video course so I can play with them too!
GrowUpSmart Chess Set - Review and Giveaway

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Giveaway time! You can win your own GrowUpSmart Premium Edition Chess Set (worth $39.95) Open to US only, 18+.

GrowUpSmart Chess set giveaway

*No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends December 17, 2016 at 11:59pm. ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

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Tara is a blogger and a homeschooling mom, who lives with her 3 kids and her fiancée in Southern California.


  1. elizabeth miller on

    I would give the chess et to my hubby. Actually I would let my daughter give it to him. He loves chess and he would enjoy teaching her.

  2. I would give this to my husband so he can teach our daughter to play chess. He used to have a nice set but mislaid it in one of our many moves.

  3. My oldest son and daughter have been learningf how to play Chess from their grandfather I would love to be able to give this to them.

  4. I would gift this to my middle nephew. He is the perfect age to start learning more challenging games. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy holidays!

  5. Janice Gabriel on

    I’d give this to my niece who lost her mother to pass some quality time with her and help add to her brainpower!

  6. Melanie Comello on

    I would give this Chess set to my daughter, and teach her how to play! I loved playing chess growing up and she’s coming right around the same age when i learned to play.

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