The Word Chess

by Dr George Ho



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/26/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781664104327
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781664104310
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781664104303

About the Book

The Word Chess is an educational and recreational multi-player game. Its main objective is to help the players, especially students at secondary and high schools, to remember and learn new English vocabulary by playing game. Beside English vocabulary, The Word Chess game also promotes other mental qualities such as Memory Improvement, Concentration, Observation, Analysis, Logic, Perseverance. From a Letter string on the chessboard, the essential of The Word Chess game is to extract and transform a group of letters with all their copies, called Letter word, into an English Word containing at least three letters. The transformation may include the rearrangement of letters, the deletion of redundant letters, the addition of letters already present in the Letter word. The player who finds a Letter word in a Letter string takes all the letters of the Letter word out of the Letter string. The total number of letters in the taken out words will decide the ranking of the players after the game finishes. The author wishes The Word Chess will soon become a popular game in all secondary and high schools in Australia and around the world.

About the Author

Dr George holds a Bachelor of mathematics (1965) and a Doctorate ès Sciences (March 1975) at the University of Sciences in Saigon, Vietnam. He spent 7 years in high school teaching mathematics for Year 12 students (1962-1969). He came to Australia in 1980 and finished the Graduate Diploma in Data Processing with Distinction at the NSW Institute of Technology, Sydney, in 1982. His last position was as a project leader at the Credit Reference Association of Australia (CRAA). He retired in 2006.