BISMARCK, N.D. - According to KFYR TV-The North Dakota Chess Association wants to keep kids busy while they're out of classes.  Who knew there was a "Chess Association" in North Dakota?  Not me.  I do like playing the game however, and if you're looking to keep your kids busy with another activity this could be perfect for your family.

Chess is a game my high school son and I like to play occasionally, and it's certainly a "thinking man's" game.  Good way for your kid to exercise their mind.

President of the association Todd Wolf is organizing online chess tournaments for kids K-12. About eighty students from BisMan and Minot have already signed up.

"Learning how to settle down, problem solving skills, thinking analyzing, and educationally it's been proven to benefit kids as far as testing reading and science and math and such," said Todd Wolf, ND Chess association president.

If you'd like to sign up you, contact Todd Wolf on Facebook.​