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Chess in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Solas and Iron Bull

We’re quite busy with the holiday season right now, so I don’t have a lot of time to talk. That being said, one of the other things I like to do – especially when i want to unwind – is play Dragon Age: Inquisition.

What does that have to do with chess sets and a chess store, you might ask?

While you’re out adventuring in the game, your NPC (non playing character) teammates will banter about with each other. You can have different folks on your mission, but if you have two of the NPC characters together – a big …

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The terror of touch move in Chess

A chess match “loophole”? Understanding Touch Move during your Chess game

It is not unusual for us to get a lot of chess questions here at the store. That’s perfectly fine – when we can help, we’re happy to do it. The fact is, while I may know a lot about chess sets and chess pieces, i’m not a rated player myself and am more into the ‘games’ side of “Your Move Chess & Games”.

That being said, several of my co-workers have either been on a chess team or play chess casually or religiously. AJ frequents chess.com as a …

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Your Move Chess & Games in the News

Our chess store was in the news, and other cool things!

It’s been a busy month here at Your Move Chess & Games. We’ve been slowly cleaning up and recovering from the holiday madness, and it brings us to a time of reflection of where we are, what our plans are, and how we can make things different (and hopefully better).

The process was interrupted a little bit when there was a request from a local newspaper, The Massapequa Observer, came to do a little piece on our chess store.

We’ve actually been in the news several times …

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New Chess Pieces – November 2013

Please welcome some of our New Chess arrivals – and some old favorites return!

Every year, we get a ton of new chess sets, boards, pieces, and board games for our ever expanding collection. As of today, we carry over 1950 unique items on our website, with countless combinations of chess pieces and boards available.

While we cannot highlight ever new set that arrives, we just received a sizeable assortment of theme chessmen to our retail store – as well as the return of a few old favorites as well. We thought you’d like to be the first to see …

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New Chess Sets and some old favorites

New Arrivals at our Chess Store and Holiday Restock

The holidays are fast approaching and that means it is the time of year where we get in our major restocks for most of our chess sets. It also means it’s the time of year we get a whole bunch of new items! Without further ado, here are a few new chess sets that are sure to impress!

Deluxe Luxury Brass Chess Set

Our new brass staunton chess set – amazing, ultraweight pieces that fit well on our imported greek metal chess board!

Pretty impressive, right? This tournament sized brass …

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Mahogany Chess Boards

Real Wood Veneer and Inlaid Chess Boards

Now that I’ve looked at both traditional chess pieces and unique boards, I wanted to review the more classic and traditional chessboards available, specifically focusing on wooden boards such as walnut, teak, macassar, wengue, and mahogany chess boards.

While some chess sets will have a board included, when you’re looking at the nicer, hand carved pieces you’re more likely going to have to choose the right board on your own. That’s where this article comes in. I’ve already posted a little bit about sizing, so this time i’m going to discuss the options …

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Unique Chess Boards: Wooden, Marble, Electronic, Glass, Vertical

Unique Chess Boards – For Tournaments or Luxury

You can’t have a great chess set without having a great board, so I wanted to review some of the more unique chess boards I’ve encountered.

You might think the board is the simple part. It can be, depending upon what you’re looking for in your set. As long as you know the right square size for your pieces, you can certainly get a perfectly adequate chess board. If you’re looking for something a little more unique? well, then things get a little more complicated. Are you looking for a wooden …

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