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 …
New for 2014 – Chess Sets and Chess Boards just in from ChessUSA!
The holidays are fast approaching and it’s always a scramble to get as many items updated with pictures and descriptions -so usually all the new arrivals would be here by now.
This year is an exception. We’ve been hard at work running against the clock to put up several new items – New Chess Sets, New Chess Boards, and some fantastic new Chess Pieces by Noj. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to three groups of new chess items that may make the perfect …
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 …
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 …
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 …