Chess players love strategy games. Quite apart from chess, just check out the number of WoW games (on laptops, obviously) that go on in hallways or analysis rooms during any tournament. And it's not just among the juniors either, as WoW is equally popular among adults.
Now, there could be yet another game that will distract chess players' attention. It's called Arimaa. Arimma fans even have a world champion and the two-time winner Karl Juhnke said, "Arimaa is a modern abstract strategy game with potential to rival the majesty of classics such as chess and Go."
Read more in Chess Reborn Beyond Computer Comprehension.