Board Games course teaches students a variety of techniques in chess, backgammon, Go and Xiangqi. In chess, they will learn a variety of openings such as Ruy Lopez, Italian Game, Sicilian Defense, French Defense, Caro-Kann Defense, Pirc Defense, Queen’s Gambit, Indian Defenses, English Opening and Reti Opening as well as some tactics including En Prise, Forking, Pinning, and Skewering. Similar methods in Xiangqi are also covered. This course gives students a unique sense of attention analysis and decision making skills.
The course is offered from grade 1 to grade 8. The knowledge and skills learned will increase in each grade and so does the complexity of games played.