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ChessUSA Preparing for the Holidays: Chess Buying Guide

2016 Chess Holiday Buying Guide – Chess Sets

Finding the right gift can be exceptionally tricky when you’re looking at a chess set or other traditional game. There are literally hundreds to choose from, and you can often pair different pieces with boards. In theory this is fantastic; you can find the exact item you’re looking by combining exactly the right pieces with exactly the right board. After all, chess sets are often considered a work of art. Practically speaking though, this can be difficult if you’re shopping for a loved one and get overwhelmed with all the …

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Marvel Themed Games

In honor of the release of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest movie, Dr. Strange, we’re taking a look at some of our Marvel themed games here at the store. These games are a great gift for the Marvel fan in your life!

Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game is set in the Marvel Comics universe.

To set up the game, players choose a number of hero decks – Spider-Man, Hulk, Cyclops, Wolverine, etc. – and shuffle them together; since players use only a handful of hero decks out of the fifteen included, the …

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America Themed Board Games

With a presidential election in a little under a week and Thanksgiving at the end of the month we thought we’d take a look at some of our America themed board games. We’ve got one of our most iconic and popular games, a political intrigue game and even a video game tie-in game.

First up, we’re looking at Ticket To Ride.

First published in 2004 by Days of Wonder, Ticket To Ride has since won dozens of awards, and for good reasons. Its elegant gameplay can be learned in under 15 minutes, but it …

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Horror Chess Set Review- Skeletal Warriors

This week’s highlight is our horror chess set of Skeletal Warriors.

These fearsome skeletons are just a little late for Halloween! Both sides on this horror chess set feature distinct rooks, knights, bishops, queens and kings, along with two distinct sets of pawns. The pieces are well suited for play, as the pawns are easy to spot, being the shortest pieces. The rooks are castles on hills of skulls, the bishops carry crosiers and the knights ride skeletal steeds. Kings and queens are clearly royalty, with one side suited up in robes and the other in armor.

Our spooky …

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2016 Horror Board Game Buying Guide

October is a great time to highlight our favorite terrifying board games. Why go trick-or-treating when you can stay at home with a ghastly horror board game? When playing scary games it always helps to create a little ambiance. Dim the lights and put on some spooky music (horror movie soundtracks often work well for this) to enjoy with the game.

First up is an old favorite and a new expansion.

The house on the hill has a wicked reputation. Those who dare to darken its door often leave steeped in madness and despair — if they leave at …

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Paul Rudd and Stephen Hawking Play Quantum Chess. How Did I Miss This?

Paul Rudd and Stephen Hawking Play Quantum Chess Match

Have you ever heard of Quantum Chess? It’s a real game as if regular chess isn’t hard enough!

This awesome video pits actor Paul Rudd against noted Physicist Stephen Hawking in a epic game of Quantum Chess that determines our future. (Narrated by Keanu Reeves)

A great little video to start your weekend. I think wee should do more of this for regular chess. Although it has clearly been exploding in popularity in recent years, so many people feel that chess is so unapproachable. It reminds me of …

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2016 Labor Day Chess Sale

Labor Day Chess Sale – This Week Only.

We’re celebrating Labor Day all this week with an expansion of our summer sale. Not only do we have 50% off clearance items including Staunton Chess Pieces, Chess Boards, and Theme Chess Pieces – we also have up to 40% off New Arrivals and some of our Best Sellers.

If you want to jump right in, follow this link to see everything!

Best Sellers and New Arrivals: 25 – 40% off.

This year we introduced a huge line of Tagua Chess Pieces. These unique pieces are sometimes referred to as Organic …

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