When I was in my teens, I remember my parents splurging for a really cool thematic chess set made of pewter. I had learned the basics of playing the game but never mastered it and still haven’t. But it got me started on playing games that make you think a few steps ahead and that’s a win in my book. When my nephew was very young, Scott and I gave him a trainer chess set so he would learn to play at a young age. Chess is a game that everyone should learn to play.