The New York Toyfair – February 2014.
Chess and the Toy Fair (2014)
Early this month was the annual Toyfair at the Jacob Javits center in New York. I go to the toyfair each year and it is a great time to see what is new from various manufacturers and distributors, as well as interesting new ideas as they are developed.
Of course, the toy fair is about a whole lot more than chess, and i’m allowed to take a peek at all that too. I can see literally thousands of new toys from suppliers big and small. It’s …
Our chess store was in the news, and other cool things!
It’s been a busy month here at Your Move Chess & Games. We’ve been slowly cleaning up and recovering from the holiday madness, and it brings us to a time of reflection of where we are, what our plans are, and how we can make things different (and hopefully better).
The process was interrupted a little bit when there was a request from a local newspaper, The Massapequa Observer, came to do a little piece on our chess store.
We’ve actually been in the news several times …
Did you put off your father’s day shopping till the last minute?
ChessUSA Father’s Day Sale
If you’re still looking for a gift, consider getting your Dad one of our hundreds of chess sets or perhaps one of our many board games. We’ll give you 15% off any purchase!
Just enter “FATHERSDAY2013” during checkout, or mention it at our retail store*.
We have an absolutely huge selection of chess sets, but we also have a variety of other dad-friendly games including backgammon, poker supplies, strategy and war board games, and a host of other fun and traditional games. It …
If you’re interested in chess camp, or chess after-school activities – this is for you!
One of the things we would most like to improve on in our chess store is the social aspect of chess & games. I would absolutely love to have an area for people to play chess, demo unique and exciting board games as an opportunity to try-before-you-buy, or even have a place for a chess club or gaming club to meet.
Hopefully one day we will expand in that direction. For now we’re just packed to the brim with inventory, we just do not have …
There are very few who would not agree that chess is a great game for keeping the mind sharp. It is well suited to the young and old alike – some research suggests playing chess can help protect against cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Likewise, it helps the developing brain in pattern recognition, analytical processing, and even patience.
While chess has always been a popular activity in high school, middle school, and even elementary school, we have noticed an uptick in the past several years. One potential reason might be due to tightened budgets for schools nationwide. While arts, music, …
Chess Store Video Tour – Chess USA
It’s been a hectic few days here at the chess store, but despite the storm the show must go on, and with that in mind I wanted to keep up with our chess blog.
Sometimes when you are purchasing on the internet, you do not know who you’re buying from – and with this day and age of more and more warehouse only or drop ship based internet outlets, I thought it would be nice for everyone to see who we are and where the chess set you purchased came …
One of the things I would like to do with the Chess USA blog is to be able to spread the word about great chess news, and new things in chess. While sometimes I like to be prepared, something just sneaks up on you and you want to immediately let the world know.
With that in mind, I wanted to briefly post about the movie Brooklyn Castle, which is premiering in limited release today.
Last night, a story about the movie came up on my fiancé’s news feed and I’m glad she showed me the article. I wanted to try …