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Our Favorite New Chess Sets

Now that we’ve made it through the busy holiday time here at the chess store, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite new items from last year. We get in dozens of new items every year and these were real stand-outs. Not only do they look great, but they fit a need that has long been lacking in the chess market.

9 3/4″ Rosewood Magnetic Chess Set w/ Case

Over the years, a popular question from customers is how to travel with a flat chess set. While there are chess boxes for chessmen, there were few chess sets …

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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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ChessUSA Spotlight on Brass and Metal Chess Sets

A spotlight on some of the many Staunton Brass and Metal Chess Sets at ChessUSA

Some of our new arrivals – that knight in my hand weights over 3lbs by itself!

With all the changes and new items over the past couple of years, it’s very easy to fall far – far behind. I’ve finally gotten to uploading the images for the brass chess pieces we recently received, as well as uploading pictures to a few from last year that never made it on the website. It’s hard to highlight every new item – but I thought this would …

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Watch this amazing chess video short!

A Chess Love Story?

It’s great when we can see some new and creative chess stories – this adorable video entitled “Illegal Move” isn’t just for chess enthusiasts – it’s the sort of thing i’d expect out of a pixar short! One of my coworkers had it up on his page, and I thought it was something that would be great to share.

Taken from the Vimeo page (it was uploaded by Team Rock-It.

I’ll leave the synopsis out – let yourself be surprised. It’s only a few minutes long, but it’s really worth a look. Absolutely adorable. …

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New Heritage Collection Staunton Chess Pieces

The New Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection Chess Pieces are here!

We’re still taking photos of the new metal chess boards and expanded board size collection (as well as a number of new chess board styles from one of our manufacturers in Poland). However, the new collection of hand carved staunton wood chess pieces has arrived and is now in stock. As we’re gearing up for memorial day we thought we’d take the time to introduce you to all of the new designs.

The Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection features some of the finest heirloom quality chess men available today. …

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New Chess Games – stay tuned!

New arrivals galore! Over fifty new theme and traditional chess games coming soon…

Spring is always a fun time here at Your Move Chess & Games. Not only is it great to finally leave the cold behind us and bring a chess set outside for passer-bys to have fun with, this is also the time of year where all of those new items we had ordered late last year start to arrive!

There are so many new items coming in, we literally had to knock down a wall to get enough room to put out a few more display tables. …

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Chess at Toyfair 2014

The New York Toyfair – February 2014.

Chess and the Toy Fair (2014)

Early this month was the annual Toyfair at the Jacob Javits center in New York. I go to the toyfair each year and it is a great time to see what is new from various manufacturers and distributors, as well as interesting new ideas as they are developed.

Of course, the toy fair is about a whole lot more than chess, and i’m allowed to take a peek at all that too. I can see literally thousands of new toys from suppliers big and small. It’s …

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