ChessFlash KnightVision, the Training Game by Glenn Wilson:
Part of the Chess Play Area
Glenn Wilson is the developer behind the ChessFlash app, which I've used a fair bit throughout Chess-Game-Strategies.com, so I can display interactive chess positions on this website.
You can see an example of ChessFlash in action, at the top of THIS page.
Anyway, since then, Glenn's been hard at work creating a new training game which aims to help develop a player's ability to quickly visualize the most suitable path to take your knight, in any given position. Glenn calls his app KnightVision.
The Knight is the most difficult chess piece for beginners to learn. Even experienced players may need to ponder to figure out a path that will move the Knight to the desired square.
ChessFlash KnightVision is designed to help chess beginners and advanced players improve their play.
While the focus is on developing your ability to maneuver the Knight, you can also select any one of the other Pieces (Bishop, Rook, Queen, King) and try to play them across the board without getting captured by enemy Pawns.
For more, jump to the following sections of this page:
-- Other Reviews --
"KnightVision is a fantastic game, sure to capture the imagination of anyone who has ever obsessed over the game of kings."
"KnightVision is simple. The game starts and you are given a board with one knight and one pawn. Your job is to move the Knight however many times are necessary to take the pawn. At first it seems needlessly simple, but as you progress, there will be more pawns on the board and more complicated procedures to capture them all. With time it becomes quite an engaging puzzler. You can customize your puzzles as well, swapping out your Knight for other pieces like the Queen or Bishop, turning on Zombie mode (new pawns appear on the board as you play) or turning off piece moves and warnings so you have to figure it out on your own."
"The game's design is simple yet elegant..."
"The graphics are slick and bright and the options are accessible and easy to change..."
"If you enjoy chess and puzzle games or simply want to learn more about how each piece works, this is a must-download - especially at a price point of Free."
More at CNET.com
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-- Main Demo Video --
-- iPad Demo Video --
-- Other Videos --
Click Here to Visit the Download Page for Glenn Wilson's
ChessFlash KnightVision (Android App)
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