The Judit Polgar Chess Foundation has developed a new, and so far unique method focusing on elementary school education. Instead of teaching chess as a sport and game the traditional way, the Chess Palace program goes beyond the normal boundaries of chess teaching. Chess becomes an exceptional learning tool. The Chess Festival included an international educational conference focusing on the “Chess in School” program, and especially on Judit Polgar’s very own Chess Palace skill-building program that was integrated into the National Curriculum in Hungary from 2013. One of the main attractions of the festival was the Chess Palace 3D, where the fairy-tale world of the friendly chess figures came to life. Children could go from station to station to complete the puzzles and try their arts and crafts skills. At each station, children who complete the activity could collect colorful chess money, which could then be exchanged for items from the Chess Palace’s gift shop.