By Cinthia McDonald, Summer Youth Intern
Let us see how fast your brain can work and try out these chess-based brain teasers…
(The answers will be at the bottom of the page)
- Two individuals are playing chess, and they both play five games. In the end they leave with three wins without any losses or draws. How is this possible?
- The eight of us go forth, not back, to protect our king from an attack. What are we?
- I am the weakest in chess, but the strongest in checkers. The hat that rests upon my head is of great value. What am I?
- A knight leaps over a tower and the tower vanishes. You did not imagine it and you are not hallucinating. Where could this have happened?
- Why can you not make chess pieces out of bread?
- How did the king lose his home?
- What cannot a queen do that every other piece can?
- Why did the chess player offer a draw?
- How do you know when your pawn is doing a good job?
- They played different games.
- A pawn.
- The king.
- A chessboard.
- It would be a stalemate.
- A knight took it.
- A queen cannot capture a more valuable piece or deliver a discovered check.
- They are not good at painting.
- They get promoted.
Thanks for participating in this fun game. Use these riddles on your friends and list their reactions, we would love to hear from you!