An Interactive Chess Page  for the New Milford Public Library  Chess Club

About the Club

   When:  2nd Tuesday of Month
         4-5 pm
    Where: New Milford Public Library
                                                                                             24 Main Street, New Milford, Conn.

 Who:  Grades K-12
                                                                    All Playing Levels

Questions:  860-355-1191 ext. 204

Have Fun-Hang with Friends,
Play Chess

Registration Required or 860 355 1191 x 204

     Come learn how to play or challenge your skills by playing others

          We offer:
           CHESS: Well known strategy game for two players


Go is played by two players alternately placing black and white stones on the vacant intersections of a 19 × 19 grid board. The object of the game is to control a larger part of the board than the opponent. To achieve this, players strive to place their stones in such a way that they cannot be captured, while mapping out territories the opponent cannot invade without being captured. A stone or a group of stones is captured and removed if it has no empty adjacent intersections, the result of being completely surrounded by stones of the opposing color.

On one hand, placing stones close together helps them support each other and avoid capture. On the other hand, placing stones far apart creates influence across more of the board. Part of the strategic difficulty of the game stems from finding a balance between such conflicting interests. Players strive to serve both defensive and offensive purposes and choose between tactical urgency and strategic plans. The game ends, and the score is counted when both players consecutively pass on a turn, indicating that neither side can increase its territory or reduce its opponent's.


Risk is a turn based game for two to six players.  It is played on a board depicting a stylized Napoleonic-era political map of the Earh, divided into forty-two territories which are grouped into six continents.  Players control armies with which they attempt to capture territories from other players.  The goal of the game is "Total World Domination," to control all the territories--or "conquer the world"--through the elimination of other players.  Using area movement, Risk ignores limitations such as the vast size of the world and the logistics of long campaigns.


        5   points for attendance

5   points for each game completed(up to 3)

        5   points for an extra long game (over 30 minutes)

        5   points for GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP (polite to partner, shake hands at end of game,    

        thank  for game,no shouting at partner and making him/her feel bad.

        5   points for putting game away (no pieces on the floor)

        5   points for learning something new

        5    points for teaching something new

         CHESS TRIVIA:

      The longest Chess game theoretically possible is 5,949 moves.During World War II,       some   of the top Chess players were also code breakers. British masters Harry Golombek, Stuart Milner-Barry and H. O'D. Alexander were on the team which broke the Nazi Enigma code.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of Chess is 318,979,564,000.

       QUIZ challenge:
         Bet you can't ace this one!!!