Welcome to Chessland,
meet our friends int he band!

The board has eight squares in each direction: this game is close to perfection.

The king is very very old, He steps along in his crown of gold.

If a piece is in the way,
capture it without delay!

Saying chek is lots of fun:
the King will soon be on the run.

Defending is part of the game,
run or hide: it’s all the same.

I played this game when I was twelve some say, tricky as a little elf.