Chess is a game of strategy and is said to have originated in India around 600 AD. This game really helps to strengthen the mind.
To become a proficient chess player, you often need to think several moves ahead of your opponent. This same strategy can be applied in our daily lives to help us with our decision making process. By thinking ahead and looking at possible outcomes, it allows us to make better decisions throughout our lives.
If you never have played chess, try to to teach you the moves as it really is not that difficult. In this age of electronic video games, it is great to see a time honored traditional game like chess still being played in many circles and cultures.
While playing against the computer can be entertaining, it still does not have the same feel or is it as much fun as playing on a real chess board with quality pieces against a human opponent.