I think Chess is great.
Everyone can play, young, old, poor, rich, men and woman and you can even play with someone even of the two of you does not know each others language. It is a universal thing and everyone should play at least to learn the rules and know what it is.
My closet friend and I used to play like every week, we played so much that we could sort of do each others moves and we were always competing to come up with new ways to beat each other. He has relocated to a different country, so now we rarely play as long distance matches just isn't the same + we are both to busy.