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Tag: Chess

The Pieces on This Chess Set Coat Rack are Immovable

The Pieces on This Chess Set Coat Rack are Immovable
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. Each individual…

Taxidermy Mouse Chess Set: These Meeces Are Pieces

Taxidermy Mouse Chess Set: These Meeces Are Pieces
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…
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This Tiny Robot Wants to Play Chess with You

This Tiny Robot Wants to Play Chess with You
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.…

This 8-Bit Chess Set is Pixel Perfect

This 8-Bit Chess Set is Pixel Perfect
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…

Flat-Earthers Will Hate This Wooden Globe Chess Set

Flat-Earthers Will Hate This Wooden Globe Chess Set
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. It took…

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 with the slick tridimensional chess played in the original series. Now you can own…

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 with automated pieces, but this one can be controlled by a remote player. Play…

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 theme park, and now reside outside of Williamsburg, Virginia on a private farm. In…

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 Doctor’s enemies, including Davros and Missy as the king and queen respectively, and Cybermen…

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 there are many players. I don’t know if it saw Foddy’s Speed Chess, but…

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 an entire set using characters from various Marvel and DC comics. I’m not a…

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? What we need here is a prequel. We need J.J. Abrams to step in…

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 to play set, check out Michael Le Page’s creation. Unlike the previous set we…

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 to this awesome set from Known Unknown Design.…

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 ones put to good use by Lasermad in its Nixie Chessboards.…

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 my throat.…
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