It’s wonderful to see that traditional board games are having resurgence in our homes. Traditionally, before the advent of electronic games, board games were all the rage with the Victorians bringing the first chess pieces and sets from the Indian-subcontinent. Chess has been played there for centuries and the game which caught on in the Europe during last part of the Eighteenth century has now become a worldwide fun and knowledge filled pastime which shows no signs of dissipating.
The Regency Chess Company is one of the premier chess set suppliers in the UK and has no dearth of sets for every taste and budget and help in the popularity of traditional chess sets. The resurgence of these chess boards and sets has meant that we have not lost the vital functions that keep us and our brains in healthy working order. There has been copious research on the subject and the results are dramatic.
Chess can, not only develop a sense of logic and lateral thinking in children, but has been shown to be beneficial in old age and staves off the onset of Alzheimer’s and other brain and neurone diseases associated with aging. It also allows children and people of all ages to enjoy a social game, join clubs, online games and other social events at a local, national and international level.
The beauty of the game is that it is easy to learn but one can spend a lifetime mastering its complexities and intricacies. The ability to have multiple logic thought patterns is what differentiates the Master from the Novice. Though, if you are just in the mood for a game of fast chess, instinct generally takes over and before you know it, you are mating or being mated.
Traditional Chess sets are also items that are coveted by collectors. One can find varied and beautiful hand-crafted examples supplied by The Regency Chess Company that are often used just as decorative pieces in homes or offices. These collectibles though rarely used, are hand crafted to last an age and made to be used rather than just sit and gather dust.