Custom Chess Piece Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Discusses the Social Elements of Chess

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Chess equipment provider, The House of Staunton, talks about the little known social aspects of chess. 

When people hear the word chess, the first image that pops into their mind is often not a budding social scene or a person developing key social skills. However, chess has several social elements to it, and it's a great game for anyone looking to make new friends. Here's a glimpse into a few of the social aspects of chess:

Opportunity to build new friendships. Whether you play in the park, at home, or with a club, chess provides an excellent excuse to get together with friends and meet new people. Those looking to make new friends can easily do so with chess by participating in park chess games or joining a club. Playing chess in a group setting offers the chance to socialize before and after the game. And, making friends with those who share your passion for chess is invaluable as it's often easier to deepen a relationship with those who share your interests.

Learn resilience. It's unlikely you'll win every single chess game you play. But, losing has its advantages, and one advantage is the development of resilience. Chess teaches you how to bounce back from setbacks and losses. It also demands sportsmanship and class. Chess players who take this lesson to heart will likely be more successful professionally and personally as resilience is a skill required in nearly every aspect of life at one time or another.

Become teachable. Playing chess, especially with others, presents opportunity to learn more about the game and how you play it. Being receptive to learning new skills and techniques from others is a very useful social skill. People who are teachable and coachable are more likeable and easier to work with—two pluses in any professional situation. 

Creative conflict resolution. Chess teaches patience and abstract thinking. These skills are necessary for effective conflict resolution. The more options you can see when in a challenging situation, the more creative the solution can be. Chess teaches you how to see more options as a player and as an individual. 

About The House of Staunton: The House of Staunton is an American locally owned and operated small business. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world's finest chess equipment. They sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards and chess boxes. The House of Staunton supplies chess equipment for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads.

Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070,

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