BLACK SWORD is a tactical space combat board game. Players command one spaceship or a whole fleet of spaceships. BLACK SWORD is fast and easy to play, but as tactically challenging as chess. BLACK SWORD reinforces basic math facts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Also, it helps students comprehend simple algebra, fractions and probability. Because BLACK SWORD is inspired by chess, players must think and plan ahead like in chess, which is another very useful skill to learn. While learning, players enjoy imagining themselves in command of great space armadas battling for control of the universe.