a child’s decision-making skills”
The skill is easy to acquire. It is pleasing for children to play, learning its simple rules in their formative years.
Most people succumb to its temptation. It requires a mental effort with more than a dash of art and imagination thrown in - clearly an improving hobby.
Chess can arouse deep and
warm human passions as it is symbolic of a competitive pseudo-war. In some countries Chess is only second in popularity to other sports.
Traditional Chess is played in most countries with Japan having its own form, Sho-gi, probably derived from Chinese Chess.
The game of Chess has been played for many centuries, though in the 1940's, it became serious business for the former Soviet Union (Russia).