Whoa, nice rack! If you are a big-time chess fan, hang up your coat on this cool wooden chess board coat rack. It’s a big checkmate in the home decor wars. It was created by Etsy seller CreativeHolz.
These pieces look pretty cool and are made with care.
Do you like chess? Do you like dead things? Today’s your lucky day. Etsy seller and TheCurious13 has combined lifelike deceased rodents with a classic game of strategy with their taxidermy mouse chess set.
Every single chess piece is a dead mouse that has been lovingly dressed up and decorated to match the pieces from the game.
Do you like to play chess, but don’t have anyone around to play against you? Then you need a chess robot! That’s exactly what one DIYer made, and it’s pretty awesome. Not only can the Chess Bot play chess against you, but it’s super cute because of its diminutive size.
Russian builder of things DIYprojects created ChessBot using an Arduino Leonardo controller, four TowerPro SG90 mini servo motors, wood, and other bits and pieces.
Chess is a fun and challenging game that really makes you use your brain. So too are lots of video games. If you like both of these pastimes as much as I do, then check out this sweet chess set which features pieces that look like 8-bit video game pixel art.
Created by Induku Designs, the set comes with everything you need to play a game on the go, including a folding board, and pieces that hold in place using cut-out notches.
Each board is made from laser-cut and engraved baltic birch plywood, and held together with leather hinges and straps.
With this unique globe-shaped chess board, you are playing for total world domination. The domination of a small wood world, but still. This awesome chess set was created by Layton, Utah product design student Ben Meyers and his father.
The design looks like part sextant and part globe.
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 with the slick tridimensional chess played in the original series.
Now you can own your own tridimensional chess set built on a half scale compared to those on the series.
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 with automated pieces, but this one can be controlled by a remote player.
Play against anyone in the world (or the AI) and their pieces will move on the board as if you are playing against a ghost.
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 theme park, and now reside outside of Williamsburg, Virginia on a private farm.
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 Doctor’s enemies, including Davros and Missy as the king and queen respectively, and Cybermen and Cyberwomen as scary pawns.
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 there are many players.
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 an entire set using characters from various Marvel and DC comics.
I’m not a big comic book reader, but from what I can tell, it appears that most of the lesser characters are pawns with the better recognized characters being higher ranked pieces.
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?
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 to play set, check out Michael Le Page’s creation.
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 to this awesome set from Known Unknown Design.
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 ones put to good use by Lasermad in its Nixie Chessboards.