No one won a chess game by making only forward moves.
If I played chess
Schachspiel aus LEGO zusammenstellen *** DIY LEGO Chess Set - Playful learning of that wonderful game
Practical Pet Rock Craft - Lady Bird & Bumble Bee Tic-Tac-Toe game - hand paint rocks and a tree stump for a home made outdoor game. More creative ideas @ themicrogardener.