Cool and creative chess sets giving a new dimension to the classic game
Chess is not just a game but an activity that stimulates your mind too. It is a game that is loaded with mental challenges, which makes the player learn skills of planning and concentration. There are numerous healthy benefits of chess but what if the benefits get coupled with elegance? Well, it surely would become a fantastic blend. Following are some extraordinary examples that are enough to prove this point right:
Notes & Coins Chess Board
This is one of the most expensive chess sets in the world. The inventor of this peculiar chess set used notes and coins amounting £2,402, a whooping figure indeed. Not just this, the names of the opposing sides, black and white are called as “heads” and “tails” in this chess set. The board is a beautiful layout of notes folded in squares, every note folded meticulously in a similar manner. An acrylic glass has been used to cover notes, so that they remain pressed and in their position. Now comes the most interesting part, the coins, which the inventor has artistically assigned to every piece. Like for the Pawns, the lowest denomination coin is used but the shiniest one. The fat coins for the Rook, seven sided 20p (8coins) and 50p (1coin) for the Knight, eleven 5p coins for Bishop, and majority of money you will find in Queen (£6.00) and King (£9.00).
Recycled Chess Set
This is an amazing chess set made up of recycled material. Hats off to Armando Ramírez, the designer of this chess set who has managed to turn recycled automobile parts into chess pieces. This chess has a rustic finish, as the pieces are made up of automobile parts. NGK and AC DELCO spark plugs are used to make the Bishop heads and bolts to make Pawns, whereas the Knight, Queen, and King are nicely sculptured.
The Royal Diamond Chess
This particular chess set is heights of luxuriousness, which is an extraordinary version of a simple chess set. The Royal Diamond Chess set is a handmade piece of art that is made up of 14-carat white gold and around 9900 black and white diamonds, the figure speaks volumes of the luxurious nature of this unique chess set. This unique and extraordinary piece of art is a product of a French artist’s imagination, Bernard Maquin. This imagination took the efforts of thirty artisans who worked for around 4500 hours to turn it into reality. It is the most expensive chess set in the world.
Negative Space Chess Set
Wow! This particular chess set has gone too far away from the traditional look of a chess set. Negative Space Chess Set is a design of an American designer, Stefan Gougherty, wherein the pieces are transparent acrylic blocks with drilled in voids. Every piece has a different pattern of drilled negative space that is yellow colored. The designer has shown amazing artistic skills by drilling unique negative spaces in each piece that represents the individual movement of pieces. Like the L-shape for the Knight represents its two square leaps in one direction, and an angled line is for the diagonal movement of the Bishop.
Mars Made Carbon Fiber Chess Set
This Carbon Fiber Chess Set comes from the house of modern game room designers, Mars Made. Besides being a game full of challenges, the Carbon Fiber Chess Set is a fine piece of art to keep in a home. The game pieces have silver and black anodized plating, so that players could differentiate both sides. Durable carbon fiber has been used to make the board with black anodized edges.
Lego Chess & Checkers
The game is same but the board and the pieces are different, as they are made up of LEGO. It is much more fun to play chess on a Lego board. It features a 32×32 base plate with a wood effect on which there are chess figures and headpieces, and there are pedestals, known as checkers, on which the chess figures sit. If you do not want to play, you can just place this wonderful art piece in your home and it will serve as an amazing showpiece.
Gothic Horror Chess Set
What fun it would be to play chess on a board with all gothic figures. You can experience this fun by ordering Gothic Horror Chess Set for yourself. You even get an option to choose two colors of your choice for the opposing sides.