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 …
Metal Chess Pieces:
A lot of focus is put in to wood chess pieces because they are the most traditional. However, there are many other alternate forms of chessmen, be it metal chess pieces or chessmen manufactured from stone, plastic, or resin. One of the most popular alternatives to wood is metal. If you are looking to buy a metal chess set, this post is going to show some of the fantastic styles of metal chess piece sets in all their forms.
Of course, there is more than one type of metal. The two most important, and commonly seen in …
Custom Chess Sets
The last post we made was about wooden chess sets, and in that post I talked a lot about how while there were some pre-made options, most were actually custom chess sets where you select a chessboard and chess pieces separately.
That can be a somewhat complicated process, so this post is dedicated more in the process of combining the right pieces and board in order to make the chess set that is perfect for you. While I will focus heavily on the Staunton design, I will also explain a little about the figurine and theme …
Decorative Chess Sets
One of the great things about chess is how they fit in to many different categories. Is it a classic board game? Absolutely. But often chess is also a work of art. While some people might want a painting on their wall, others enjoy the beauty of a decorative chess set instead. I’ve noticed a sizable percentage of folks who come in to the store do not play chess at all, and instead just enjoy the museum like experience at looking at all these unique and unusual chessmen in one place. Indeed, you may be surprised …