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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …