I've said many times that Joseph loves board games. (Maybe he just doesn't like playing alone!) He's been into checkers for a while, but he just completed his first Chess Wizards session in after school enrichment, and I think he might be hooked.
He's actually gotten pretty good at chess after just a few weeks, knows all the rules, and you can see his little mind strategizing away. He slaughters Brent, but I still have to throw the game to let him win sometimes. It probably won't stay that way for long.
They ended the enrichment session with a mini tournament and he was so proud to get a trophy.
Sure, he lost it within half an hour and I had to hunt it down the next day. At least it turned up faster than the one black checker that was missing for months. Now that it's resurfaced we can finally retire the gold pirate doubloon we were using as a substitute.