The story is about the adventures of eight-year-old Sara and a chess game that comes to life. It is not going well with Sara at school and she has few friends. Then a new boy arrives in the village, Victor and his father has a toy store. Sara wants to learn chess, but she thinks she is not smart enough. Victor's father helps her with chess. He tells of a white king and white queen. The King is bored and would therefore go to war. The queen is against war and invents a game of chess. In the imagination of Sara the chess game from the shop of Victor's father comes to life.