Explore the basics of the game of chess through the observations of the ebony queen. This text covers the objective of chess, the names of all of the chess pieces and how they move, as well as key terms, such as checkmate, castling and en passant. The ebony queen observes the other pieces throughout the game and describes their actions. She thinks that she is the best piece on the board until one of the smallest pieces, the pawn, "promotes" itself and becomes a queen as well. The "pawn queen" then puts the ebony queen in her place. Intended for children age 4-8 as a brief introduction to the game of chess, including key terms and concepts. You don't have to be the stronger player in chess to win!