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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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Basic and Luxury Board Games – The Games of Your Move Chess & Games

Board Games at Your Move Chess & Games

It’s been several weeks since I’ve put up a post and I apologize – keep your eyes peeled on this spot. I have some great ideas for posts coming soon.

In the meantime, I wanted to take a break from chess to talk about the Games in “Your Move Chess & Games” – specifically board games.

First, a brief history. When I started working here back in the nineties, I was a kid in high school. The job was listed at a school job-board, and the idea of games sounded …

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Chess Sets Made in America

As we approach the holiday season, I thought it was worthwhile commenting on some of the questions we often receive here at the chess store. I think it can provide some interesting insight in to the chess industry – after all, an informed consumer is a good consumer!

Today’s question: Do you have any chess sets from the United States? / What chess sets are made in America?

I’m going to follow up this post with another with all the different countries we’ve been involved with in the chess world as far as manufacturers – it’s a lot! Because there …

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