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Tag: Chess

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?…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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.…
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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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Space Invaders Chess Set: Pew! Check! Pew! Pew! Checkmate!

Space Invaders Chess Set: Pew! Check! Pew! Pew! Checkmate!
If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you know I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Space Invaders, so when I saw that these guys were working on a chess set inspired…
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Batman Chess Set Priced for Bruce Wayne

Batman Chess Set Priced for Bruce Wayne
Let me start by saying that this Batman chess set will set you back $795(USD). That’s a lot of money in this economy – especially during the Christmas season. It’s amazing just to behold, let alone…
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Steel and Bullet Chess Set Looks Killer

Steel and Bullet Chess Set Looks Killer
We’ve featured lots of cool and geeky chess sets over the years, but never one that’s quite as badass as this one, made from bullets and steel. Yeah! This chess set will chew you up and…
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Handmade Doctor Who Chess Set: Weeping Angel Jumps TARDIS

Handmade Doctor Who Chess Set: Weeping Angel Jumps TARDIS
I love Doctor Who, but I suck at chess. Even so, I want to buy this set just because it looks so amazing. However, I lack the financial resources to spend almost $1000 on a chess…
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Return Of The Jedi LEGO Chess Set: Ewok to Walker 2, Check!

Return Of The Jedi LEGO Chess Set: Ewok to Walker 2, Check!
We’ve seen Star Wars chess sets before and we’ve seen some LEGO chess sets as well, but this one combines both and is a real work of art. It’s the third in a series of LEGO…
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Street Fighter Chess Set: Ryu’s Fist to Sagat’s Face, Check

Street Fighter Chess Set: Ryu’s Fist to Sagat’s Face, Check
Although most of us never go past mashing buttons in fighting games, the truth is the genre is all about tactics and strategy, reading your opponent and coming up with the right move at the right…
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