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Tag: Chess

Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set is Too Complex for Humans

Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set is Too Complex for Humans
On Star Trek, everything was futuristic from doors that open for you, to replicators that could make you any food you want. Even chess was much more complex and futuristic than it is in the present…

Square Off Automated Chess Board Moves Pieces from Across the Planet

Square Off Automated Chess Board Moves Pieces from Across the Planet
The next evolution of chess is here. Square Off is a smart, connected, and digital chess board set that moves pieces across the board automatically. Now this isn’t the first time there’s been a chess set…
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40 Giant Presidents Watch a Game of Chess

40 Giant Presidents Watch a Game of Chess
Did you know that about 150 miles south of Washington D.C., there’s an army of giant presidents just sitting there on somebody’s farm? Now you do. Apparently, these 20-foot-tall presidential busts were created for a defunct…

LEGO Doctor Who Chess Set: Bricky Brocky Checky Matey

LEGO Doctor Who Chess Set: Bricky Brocky Checky Matey
We’ve seen a couple of handmade chess sets based on Doctor Who. Here’s another one made by Adam Dodge, a Miniland-scale LEGO set that features characters from different seasons. The black pieces are based on the…

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess
A couple of years ago, QWOP creator Bennett Foddy made a multiplayer variant of speed chess in which everyone could move their pieces at the same time. It makes for hilarious and hectic games, especially if…

Comic Book Chess Pieces Look MARVELous

Comic Book Chess Pieces Look MARVELous
If you are a chess player, you may like to play with a set that is more than traditional looking, especially if you are a comic book geek. Entertainment Earth has enough chess pieces to build…

King Down: The King of the Hill Prequel to Chess

King Down: The King of the Hill Prequel to Chess
Who are these two armies, standing in their proud and identical formations before battle? Why are they fighting a chromatically driven battle? What pre-battle maneuver gave the white king the opportunity to get the first move?…

3D Printed Cyvasse Set: Time for a Trip to the Iron Bank

3D Printed Cyvasse Set: Time for a Trip to the Iron Bank
We’ve featured free 3D files for a pretty good interpretation of a Cyvasse set, inspired by the eponymous board game in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. But if you’d rather buy a ready…

Breaking Bad Chess Set: The King is In the Empire Business

Breaking Bad Chess Set: The King is In the Empire Business
Breaking Bad was one of the best TV dramas ever and it was sad when it ended. However, the journey doesn’t have to be over. You can continue to enjoy the show in chess form thanks…

Nixie Tube Chess Set: Light Moves First

Nixie Tube Chess Set: Light Moves First
Most of the nixie tube hacks and mods we’ve seen involve clocks, which isn’t surprising considering the tubes were primarily used to show numbers. But there are also tubes that display symbols, and those are the…

Mouse Taxidermy Chess Set: Roll Your Dice, Move Your Mice

Mouse Taxidermy Chess Set: Roll Your Dice, Move Your Mice
While I like playing the occasional game of chess, I don’t think I’d be able to make it through a round playing with this chess set without throwing up a little bit in the back of…

Chainmaille Chess Set Still Won’t Protect Your King

Chainmaille Chess Set Still Won’t Protect Your King
Do you think you are a badass at chess? No, you are not. Not until you play the game the way it was played in medieval times: using a chainmaille chess set while wearing a suit…

Team Fortress 2 Chess Set: Deep Blu

Team Fortress 2 Chess Set: Deep Blu
The world’s premier hat simulator spreads its death and destruction to the chessboard. NECA’s WizKids will be releasing a Team Fortress 2 chess set by the end of the year. Never above mocking itself, Valve allowed…

Chess Piece Flash Drive: Savemate

Chess Piece Flash Drive: Savemate
It’s been a while since I featured a product from Brando, and I have to say I’m slightly disappointed with what they recently showed to us. It’s a USB drive shaped like a king chess piece.…

Cthulhu Chess Set: Green Tentacle to King’s Rhogog 4, Check!

Cthulhu Chess Set: Green Tentacle to King’s Rhogog 4, Check!
Are you a fan of the ancient ones and don’t mind when they awaken and destroy everything? Guard your sanity closely as you play with this awesome Cthulhu chess set.…

Arduino-Based Mod Adds Online Multiplayer to Regular Chess

Arduino-Based Mod Adds Online Multiplayer to Regular Chess
I’m sure that chess has dozens – if not hundreds – of virtual versions that let people play against each other online. This project by YouTuber FunGowRightNow12 and his fellow students at Northeastern University also offers…
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