For Kids

I forgot my password. What do I do? (kid)

Ask your parent or coach (whoever gave you the account) to reset it for you.

How do I change my username? (kid)

If you would like your username to be changed, you must ask your parent or coach. They are able to request that staff change your username. All custom usernames must be approved by staff (this can take up to 24 hours).

Can I change my avatar / background / pieces / board? (kids & adults)

Yes! Go to the "Settings" icon in your account (under your username). Choose "Avatar," "Theme," or "Games & Puzzles" on the right side depending on what you want to change.

How do I add my friends? (kid)

From the Home screen, click the "Friends" tab. Enter your friend’s Username in the "Search" box. When you find your friend, click "Add to Friends" under his/her Username. You can only be friends with kids you know in real life. In order to successfully add them as a friend, they will ...

How do I challenge a friend to a game? (kid)

There are several ways to challenge your friends to a game: from the "Friends" page, from a Club's "Members" page, from the "Play" pages, and from player Profile pages. From the Friends page or from a Club's Members page: Select "Challenge" from the dropdown next to the friend you'd like to pla...

How can I see which of my friends are online? (kid)

If any of your friends are online at the same time you are, a Colored Alert will show next to their avatar.

Why can't I send a message to my friend? (kid)

Kids can only message their Guardians.

How do I earn activity stars?

Stars mean that you've been active on ChessKid! Here are some of the ways you can earn stars: Make chess a daily habit! Log in each day & Spin the Wheel to earn stars. You can access the wheel each day and can spin twice to earn between 1-5 stars with each spin. Try the Daily Puzzle! The Da...

How can I review my games? (kid)

From the Home screen, click the "Play" tab. On the right side, you can choose to see your Game History or Stats.

How do I join a club? (kid)

Your Guardian must add you to any Clubs on the site. There is only one public Kid Club on the "ChessKid Official Club." This is the Club used for site-wide contests. To join, Go to the "Clubs" page. Choose "Public Clubs" on the right side of the screen. Click the "ChessKid Off...