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Joe MiccioBy Joe Miccio
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Joe MiccioBy Joe Miccio
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$9,030
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

"QuickChess®" will be celebrating its 25-Year Anniversary in 2017 by going digital! It's a multiple award-winning board game that has young children learning quickly, and provides experienced players with quick, challenging matches. It's simple but enjoyable, because the challenge escalates indefinitely as you improve.

Please help us transform "QuickChess" into a digital app by backing this campaign with your Pledge. You'll receive the board game and new app! Plus, your pledge will be matched by a game-savvy benefactor if we reach our goal—doubling our funds!  Watch a demonstration video of the original board game here: 

 

Joe Miccio and his game
Joe Miccio and his game

Invented by the NYC firefighter Joe Miccio nearly 25 years ago, "QuickChess" has been widely used to teach over a million children how to play chess. QuickChess” has received positive reviews in many magazines, newspapers and it’s also been featured on national TV. 

 

DIGITAL VERSION  

What's the digital version going to look like?

We're bringing the sleek appeal of today's video games to "QuickChess" by giving you the possibility to choose from different piece sets and game worlds to customize the look of each game to your liking.

The "QuickChess" modular approach allows us to create funny animations while keeping the different chess pieces recognizable.  

Different worlds to play in!

We’ll provide a variety of worlds for kids (and adults) to play in, be it a classic medieval conflict, a futuristic and technical setting, or a fluffy cloud kingdom. Not only will you want to come back and play another game of "QuickChess", you’ll also enjoy mixing the different environments with a new set of characters each time!

Here's one example:

Animated introductions to the different chess pieces

To learn the basics of chess, you usually need to play long, endless matches while trying to memorize how every piece moves, either by rote memory or boring repetition.

Now, with digital "QuickChess", it's a lot more fun. Each piece has a unique animated introduction, special puzzles, and its own exciting games—and you’ll play them against the computer or a friend! You’ll effortlessly learn while playing, and easily remember what's so cool about how "Nifty the Knight" jumps, or how "Robok the Rook" attacks, and how little "Peppi the Pawn" captures his much bigger opponents!

More Challenges, created by 4-time Woman’s World Chess Champion!

After the introductory games and puzzles, there‘s an escalating series of interactive and playful "QuickChess" challenges to solve—designed by the 4-time World Champion, Susan Polgar! Test your new skills and all the cool moves you've mastered, with each higher-level dare you’ll face in this exciting new feature!  

In this challenge, the pawn has to free the princess, with the help of the knight, by capturing every bandit on the board and making it to the other side:

Multiplayer Features & Global Community

Play "QuickChess" against the computer to practice your moves and prepare for the ultimate challenge: Beat kids with skills similar to yours - and move up in the global ranking!

Thanks to our matchmaking system, both for "QuickChess" as well as Full Chess, you’ll face other chess fans in your skill class, from beginners all the way up to advanced players—from all around the world!

Multiplayer
Multiplayer

Play full chess

For those who enjoy even higher level challenges than on the 30-square "QuickChess" board, they can advance all the way up to the included traditional 64-square board. Play against the computer or other players on the internet!

 The benefits of learning and playing chess

When Grandmaster Susan Polgar — a mother of two and 4-time Woman's World Chess Champion — was a young girl, she learned firsthand how chess is a mind-sport that helps develop critical thinking abilities in children, whether in general life situations, academics, or social encounters. "It's well known that playing chess has countless benefits," she says. "It teaches discipline, it improves concentration, it develops problem solving and decision making skills. And QuickChess," she adds, "is a quick and easy entrance into this challenging game, especially for young children!"

That's why chess has been adopted in so many schools as part of the scholastic curriculums. Everyone knows it's way more interesting to learn by playing - ideally, when you don't even realize you're learning!

 What will I need to play my QuickChess app?

Digital "QuickChess" will run in any browser on a standard home computer, so it's accessible to the most people, even those who don't own a mobile tablet. This is also important for schools, so teachers can work with their students in the classroom.  

Stretch goals - and mobile devices?

Our goal is to achieve funding for a digital "QuickChess" that runs in any modern browser.   

Of course we'd also love to bring "QuickChess" to mobile devices—like tablets and smartphones—where its 5 by 6 squares show much larger on small screens than the 64-square traditional chess board.

To achieve this, we'll need even more supporters, so please spread the word!

To adapt "QuickChess®" for mobile devices, we'll need to reach another $70,000 USD, so $125,000 USD in total! We will announce further stretch goals along the road and hope to exchange ideas about what you'd like to see!

We'll be posting updates, concept art and other interesting things during this campaign.

About the original "QuickChess®"

"QuickChess®" was originally developed to teach children quickly how to play chess, and released in 1992. It features a smaller board with a fewer number of squares and less pieces. "The unexpected side effect is that adults and experienced chess players also find it a very exciting game," said Games Magazine Senior Editor, Burt Hochberg on CBS This Morning in its holiday roundup of top adult board games. 

"QuickChess®" also teaches each element of chess separately on the smaller chessboard, which "takes away the overwhelming number of complexities of a full chessboard," said a 9-time U.S. Junior Chess Champion. After the simpler challenges are mastered, the players can advance to the included traditional, full-sized chessboard and just continue playing, all at their own pace.

"QuickChess®" has won multiple awards, like: The Parents' Choice Gold & Classic Awards, Dr. Toy Best Children's Vacation Products, National Parenting Publications Gold Award, Top Kids Games of the Year – Games Magazine, Three Star Award (Canadian Toy Testing Council), National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Award, & Good Toy Award (United Kingdom)

QuickChess continues to be available as a box and board version, selling thousands of copies per year. Today, it’s more advantageous to reach children and their families in more animated, interactive ways. Let’s make the fun of "QuickChess®" available for everyone!

Your Choice of Cool Rewards:

  • Original Physical QuickChess boardgame: 2-sided board & 32 pieces, Game Mat & Quick-Reference Diagrams
  • or...Special 12-game School-Pack, or...2-game Buddy Pack
  • Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Accounts for you & your friends
  • Autographed physical games by the 4-time World Champion...or the Inventor! With a personal note to you.
  • Skype Videochat personal chess lessons with the 4-time World Chess Champ! Or, an in-person visit from the Queen of Chess, Grandmaster Susan Polgar!
  • High-end Futuristic-Geometric Chess Sets, designed by the inventor of QuickChess
  • Beat the Inventor! Challenge Joe on Skype Videochat
  • Firefighter Chess-Action-Hero characters in an awesome Coloring/Comic Book (PDF digital edition) created by the inventor. They teach you the moves. (our secret stretch goal characters!)
  • Your name will appear in the credits with a "Thank You"!
  • Picture Avatar (to use in your QuickChess digital game) that shows you are a Kickstarter Backer
  • In-Game Figures, created only for this campaign! You'll stand out when playing on-line against other QuickChess fans
  • In-Game Special Kickstarter Chessboard World Setting, for in-game use, created only for Backers! 
  • Color Version In-Game Figure Set, created only for backers!
  • You're the Designer: create 3 challenges that we’ll put into the game!
  • Digital wallpaper from our awesome 2D Artist
  • Updates & latest news about the project, so you can follow, or give us your product development feedback!

REWARDS DELIVERY INFO

Pawn Pack: Physical game ships within 30-60 days*. US Backers only. Free shipping continental US.

Double Rook 2-Pack: Physical QuickChess games ship within 30-60 days*. World-wide delivery, extra.

Knight Pack: Personally Autographed Physical QuickChess games ship within 90 days*. Free Shipping US. World-wide delivery, extra.

School Checkmate 12-Pack: Physical QuickChess games ship within 30-60 days*. School or Chess Club credentials required. US Backers only. Free shipping continental US. Also includes 24 Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Accounts.

Beat the Inventor: Skype Videochat January to June 2017. Physical QuickChess game will ship within 30 days* of playing Joe! Free shipping continental US. Worldwide delivery, extra. 

Chess Lessons from the World Champion: Skype Videochat January to June 2017 (English, Hungarian, Spanish or Russian). Physical QuickChess game will ship within 30-60 days* of campaign conclusion. Free shipping to continental US. Worldwide delivery, extra. (Limited to 8 backers)

School visit by the inventor: January to June 2017, NYC area. Joe will play your whole class at once—30 simultaneous games of QuickChess! 12 physical QuickChess games ship within 60 days* of campaign conclusion. Also includes 24 Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Accounts.

*Digital Rewards Delivery: digital rewards to be sent when the Digital QuickChess is released, September 2017. Physical rewards deliver sooner.

SPECIAL REWARDS

Date with a Queen! Grandmaster Susan Polgar, 4-Time World Champion!

Plan & create a wonderful itinerary with the Queen of chess, author, Grandmaster, U.S. National Champion college chess team coach, and mother of two! Your school or group's special day! (5 backer limit)

Collector's Edition (limited to 5 backers):

  • Choose one of only 5 existing high-end prototypes of the Futuristic-Geometric Chess Set, designed by the inventor of QuickChess (2 handmade ceramic, 1 cold-cast porcelain, 2 hand-carved wood; included are electronic, glass & circular boards)
  • Skype Videochat with the inventor to talk about your new chess set and/or play QuickChess

Contact us if you want to view additional photos (high resolution).

“One of the most beautiful modern chess sets I have ever seen…and I usually don’t like modern!” said George Frohlinde, owner/founder of the iconic Village Chess Shop in NYC, to Joe, when he first saw them back in 1992.

Also includes CentreChess, a cool circular chess game designed by QuickChess' inventor, featured in geometry textbooks, Popular ScienceJapan Economy News (Nikei Sangyo Shinbun), Forbes FYI Magazine “Now the fun begins. The rooks can attack directly ahead, or in sideways curves along the radius. The bishops can strike out of nowhere, scything S-curves through the center of the board like Exocet missiles. The Queen, of course, can do anything she wants. If you enjoy Chess, you’ll be fascinated by CentreChess!”, MIT Museum Shop Catalog “The circular board makes the game faster paced, more aggressive, and infinitely more fun!” 

First Two Backers Bonus: Your package also includes a choice from 2 one-of-a-kind logo-jackets that were hiding in the inventor’s attic with your new set. (White or Lt. Blue, Size: M 38-40, US)

 

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Product Development   

The development cycle is planned to be 6 months in total, with an estimated launch date in September 2017.

Information about the team of developers

REDOX Game Labs is an independent games studio, located in the famous city of Salzburg in Austria. REDOX has successfully completed and delivered several learning game experiences. For example, several high-quality games to teach children (and adults) how different dairy products are made and even an interactive environment for a medical robot.

We at REDOX have also created large online-based learning apps for big hotel chains and airlines (Accor Group, Uniworld RiverCrews, Air Malta), as well as entertaining games with gorgeous artwork, both 2d and 3d: for example our own 3rd person adventure game “Noomix” and the touch-based bubble shooter “Bubble Squad”.

Our Art Director, Artists and our Lead Programmer have each worked on high-profile mobile games like Angry Birds Epic and Sacred Legends for Chimera Entertainment.

REDOX is working together with the team of "Gamify Now!", who are experts in gamification and serious games, Joe Miccio, the inventor of "QuickChess®", and 4-time World Chess Champion, Grandmaster Susan Polgar.

Susan Polgar is also contributing to the development of the game and provides fresh chess challenges and puzzles for both beginners and advanced players!

Andreas Mihalovits, the CEO at dreamfab, which supports indie game developers, is the generous benefactor who has committed to matching our funds if we reach our Kickstarter campaign goal. dreamfab invests in Indie Game Studios that create high quality mobile games, giving them the freedom to work on their own IPs and create the games they have always dreamed of. They also bring thier expertise to monetize a game without hurting the user experience and how to have a successful launch with top chart positions leading to revenues that enable the teams to prosper on long term.

"QuickChess®" is a registered trademark of the Amerigames International Corporation. Copyright 1991, 1997. US Patent No. 5,257,787. Tree Toys is the official licensee, manufacturer and international distributor of QuickChess®, the board game. Getta 1 Games is the US distributor.

The different QuickChess® Logos over the years
The different QuickChess® Logos over the years

 

Risks and challenges

We know there are many chess apps on the market, but "QuickChess®" is a great and proven product that we believe stands out from the competition. It allows for a simpler and more child-friendly approach to chess, while still being a challenge for advanced players.

We’re aware of the difficulties of game development, but we are also very confident that we’ve collected enough experience over the recent years to make our QuickChess app a fun and unique experience, bringing this time-tested board game to a new level.

What also boosts our process and provides an outstanding base to build a chess game on, is that we have the original inventor of "QuickChess®" and a real chess Grandmaster on board. This will be incredibly helpful and we believe it will influence the game design in a great way!

And last but not least, we have a large network of additional game development professionals who can help out and provide input along our way.

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    Play together as a family or gift two copies to your friends! You‘ll receive lifetime access to the digital "QuickChess" game with three separate accounts, everyone gets special digital wallpaper art, and your names will appear in the credits. You‘ll also get three digital coloring/comic books, and special Backer profile avatars (for the "QuickChess" digital game) that shows you are first-hour supporters.

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    (Please note: US Backers only. Add $20 USD for shipping to Puerto Rico and metro Alaska/Hawaii UPS zones, and $30 USD for shipping to remote Alaska/Hawaii zones.)

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    Bishop Pack

    This pack includes four digital "QuickChess" game accounts and every digital reward 4 times for you and your friends or family. Also included is a whole new set of in-game figures, created only for this campaign! This special set will make you stand out when playing against other "QuickChess" fans!

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    • Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Color Set for a Figure Set for in-game use
    • 4 Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Accounts
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    To complete the Backer‘s collection of unique Kickstarter items, this pledge includes a whole new digital Chessboard world setting with a new background—only for Backers of this campaign!
    This pack also includes four digital "QuickChess" game accounts and every digital reward 4 times for you and your friends or family!

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    • Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
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    Your child and his/her best friend will both have their own QuickChess board games! Plus, they‘ll receive lifetime access to the digital game with four separate accounts (gifts for two more friends!), special digital wallpaper art, and each child’s name will appear in the credits.
    You‘ll also get the original artworks of the "QuickChess" Firefighter Chess-Hero characters, created by the inventor, in the form of a coloring/comic book (digital edition). It also includes the color version figure set, the Backer‘s avatar and a whole new set of in-game figures, created only for this campaign!

    (Please note: Free shipping to continental US, an additional $20 to Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico, or $50 for anywhere else in the world.)

    Includes:
    • 2-Game Buddy Pack of QuickChess Physical Games
    • Special Kickstarter Chessboard for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
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    • 4 Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Accounts
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    Now, to even go a step further, Backers will receive a physical copy of the original physical boxed "QuickChess" game, signed PERSONALLY TO YOU by 4-time Woman‘s World Chess Champion, Grandmaster Susan Polgar!

    (Please note: Physical game will ship within 90 days of campaign conclusion. Free shipping to continental US, an additional $20 to Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico, or $50 for anywhere else in the world.)

    Includes:
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    • Special Kickstarter Chessboard for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
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    School Checkmate Pack

    Play "QuickChess" with the whole class or chess club on the physical board! Or train whenever they want with the digital version of "QuickChess": at home, in the school library, or together in the local chess club! This pack includes 24 individual lifetime Game accounts for digital "QuickChess", as well as a 12-pack of physical "QuickChess" games.

    Additionally, everyone involved receives the digital rewards, like the wallpaper, the digital coloring book, the in-game avatar, the color set, backer's exclusive figure set, the new chessboard setting and the mention in the credits!

    Please also send proof of your school or chess club position or affiliation (can be a scanned image).

    (Please note: Physical games will ship within 60 days of campaign conclusion. Free shipping continental US. Add $50 for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico)

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    • 24 Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Accounts
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    Challenger

    To put your own mark on the product, you‘ll be able to contribute up to three of your own custom challenges we will integrate into the final game! Think of any "QuickChess" challenge you would like other players to solve and chew on. This pledge allows you to take actively part in the development, alongside Grandmaster Susan Polgar!

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    Beat the Inventor!

    Beat the inventor! Play one or several games against the inventor of the original "QuickChess" and chat with him about whatever you want! He will be available over Skype Videochat (January to June 2017) while playing against you for at least half an hour! Then, Joe will include a personalized note to you with his autograph on your game box (and IF you win, he'll put it in writing there too) before shipping your physical version of "QuickChess"!

    (Please note: Physical game will ship within 30 days of playing Joe. Free shipping to continental US, an additional $20 to Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico, or $50 for anywhere else in the world.)

    Includes:
    • Play "QuickChess" against the inventor!
    • Physical “QuickChess” Game, AUTOGRAPHED by Joe, personally to you
    • Special Kickstarter Chessboard for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Color Set for a Figure Set for in-game use
    • Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Account
    • Chess Action-Hero Coloring/Comic Book PDF
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    Chess Lessons from the World Champion!

    This one is a once in a lifetime chance! Learn how to play chess or improve your skills with Grandmaster Susan Polgar—and learn from a 4-time World Champion. (NOTE: Susan speaks fluent English, Hungarian, Spanish & Russian.) To get the most out of your personalized experience, Susan will be with you over Skype Videochat for an hour, to help you play chess like a master! You‘ll also receive lifetime access to the game, special digital wallpaper art, and your name will appear in the credits.

    Additionally, you’ll get the original physical "QuickChess" board game!

    (Please note: Physical game will ship within 30-60 days of campaign conclusion, or if you'd like it autographed personally to you by Susan, it will ship 30-60 days after your lesson. Free shipping to continental US, an additional $20 to Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico, or $50 for anywhere else in the world.)

    Limited to 8 backers!

    Includes:
    • Personal chess lessons with Susan Polgar
    • Physical "QuickChess" Game
    • Special Kickstarter Chessboard for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Color Set for a Figure Set for in-game use
    • Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Account
    • Chess Action-Hero Coloring/Comic Book PDF
    • Kickstarter-Special In-game Avatar Picture
    • Digital Wallpaper
    • "Thank you", in the game credits
    • We'll send you updates & latest news about the project
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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    School visit by the inventor

    The inventor of "QuickChess" will visit your community organization, school or the school of your kids/students! (January to June 2017)

    Joe will share with your group or class about what goes into designing and producing a game, and the skills you'll need to do it! Or maybe how to start and run a game business, with all its ups and downs. Or how about even a few New York firefighting tales mixed in? Or maybe you'd like Joe to teach your whole group how to play chess using QuickChess board games, in a series of mini-games? Or, if you prefer instead, he'll go around the room, moving from board-to-board, playing QuickChess against everyone at once!

    This includes 12 QuickChess physical games for the school to keep that (will ship within 60 days of campaign conclusion), and 24 QuickChess digital games and 24 digital reward packages (all the same digital rewards that are included with the School Checkmate Pack), to be sent when the digital game is released, September 2017.

    Contact us to find out if your school is in an area that Joe is able to cover.

    Includes:
    • School visit in NYC area by Joe Miccio
    • 12 Physical "QuickChess" Games
    • 24 Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Accounts
    • 24× Special Kickstarter Chessboard for in-game use
    • 24× Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
    • 24× Special Kickstarter Color Set for a Figure Set for in-game use
    • 24× Chess Action-Hero Coloring/Comic Book PDF
    • 24× Kickstarter-Special In-game Avatar Picture
    • 24× Digital Wallpaper
    • "Thank you", in the game credits
    • We'll send you updates & latest news about the project
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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Collector's Edition! (Limited!)

    This pledge is for the real collector and lover of Chess. Joe Miccio, the inventor, has contributed his five physical high-end prototypes of a unique Chess design, to go to five Backers of this campaign. It features proportionately shaped geometric pieces of beauty and balance—which can‘t be bought anywhere else! Every Collector’s Edition set gets sent out in a special box with a certificate of authenticity, with the story (on collector’s parchment) of their unlikely creation (which reveals the indelibly connected event that led to the origin of "QuickChess!")

    Besides the electronic board, glass board and geometric pieces, the Collector’s Edition Package includes another rare item designed by QuickChess’s inventor: CentreChess, a challenging geometric circular chess game, featured in school geometry textbooks

    The Collector’s Edition geometric-futuristic chess pieces were originally designed by Joe and his cousin, Lance Miccio, as mold models for mass producing cool looking plastic pieces to play on the CentreChess board. The plastic ultimately proved too costly to mass-produce, but the original high-end, geo-futuristic prototype chess sets survived in stasis, wrapped and sealed for over 20 years in the inventor’s attic, now revealed once again—only for you!

    As the sets are quite unique, and each one is distinct from the other: it is first come, first serve. Be the first backer to have the chance to pick one out of the only five existing sets in the world!
    Additionally, you receive the digital rewards, like the wallpaper, the digital coloring book, the in-game avatar, the color set, backer's exclusive figure set, the new chessboard setting and the mention in the credits!

    Includes:
    • 1 of 5 High-end Prototypes - first backers can choose which one
    • 30-minute Videochat with the inventor (Talk / Play QuickChess)
    • Special Kickstarter Chessboard for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
    • Special Kickstarter Color Set for a Figure Set for in-game use
    • Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Account
    • Chess Action-Hero Coloring/Comic Book PDF
    • Kickstarter-Special In-game Avatar Picture
    • Digital Wallpaper
    • "Thank you", in the game credits
    • We'll send you updates & latest news about the project
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    Pledge US$ 9,500 or more About US$ 9,500

    Date with a Queen!

    A real 4-time World Champion will come visit you! You'll plan and create a wonderful half-day itinerary with Susan Polgar—the Queen of chess, author, Grandmaster, U.S. National Champion college chess team coach, and mother of two! Your school or group's special day can include a lecture, Q & A session, autograph and photo sessions, and even a simultaneous match with up to 25 full chess boards! Susan will visit your school, chess club, business or special event!
    (Susan speaks fluent English, Hungarian, Spanish and Russian.)

    This pack also includes 24 lifetime game accounts and a pack of 24 digital rewards!

    Note: Travel costs are excluded. Please contact us to discuss further details.

    Includes:
    • Susan Polgar visits School, Chess Club, Business or Special Event
    • 24 Lifetime Digital QuickChess Game Accounts
    • 24× Special Kickstarter Chessboard for in-game use
    • 24× Special Kickstarter Figure Set for in-game use
    • 24× Special Kickstarter Color Set for a Figure Set for in-game use
    • 24× Chess Action-Hero Coloring/Comic Book PDF
    • 24× Kickstarter-Special In-game Avatar Picture
    • 24× Digital Wallpaper
    • School, Chess Club or Business gets a "Thank You" in the game
    • We'll send you updates & latest news about the project
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Funding period

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