Chess is one of the oldest games in the world. You are unlikely to meet somebody who has never heard of chess, even in the remotest places on the planet. In order to play chess, players need a chess board. Chess is one of those games that is easy to learn, but difficult to master. Many people will tell you that they know how to play the game, but if you try to play against them, they might not be as good as they think they are. Chess requires patience and commitment. The game is not for everybody. Most people do not have enough determination to play it often.