Hey! How 'bout this:
Chess is the acme
of board games!
Or maybe, if you like checkers or Parcheesi or Go just a little bit more than chess, you might say, "Chess is the penacme of board games!"
(No, that's not a real word, I just made it up. But it sounds kinda cool, don't ya think?)
I'm sorry about sounding snooty and stuff, in that post I did yesterday. I didn't mean to. Tag, Jabberwock, I apologize. I didn't mean to sound like a school marm.
PS Who made up that stupid word "penultimate", anyway?! I think they were trying to snootily sneak something by us, myself. It sounds like it means the opposite of what it does, ya know?