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Toolbox Chess Sets Make You The Bobby Fisher Of Shop Class

Grabbing your toolbox and tackling a few repairs around the house can certainly teach you some new and useful skills. But if you really want to better yourself, and increase your brain power, you’ll reach for these lovely toolbox chess sets instead.


You Can 3D Print This Magnificently Medieval Chess Set At Home

Everybody needs a chess set. And if you’re going to have a chess set, it might as well be a fun chess set, like MakerBot’s Dragons of Glastonbury chess set. That way, if you get bored playing chess, you can always just stage a huge medieval battle in your living room.


Play Chess And Plant Herbs On This Bauhaus-Inspired Game Board

In the ultimate power ranking of common domestic herbs and succulents, which would you say reigns supreme? It’s an important question that deserves serious consideration before playing the green-themed Micro-Planter Chess Set, which ingeniously doubles as a mini indoor-outdoor checkerboard garden.


This Negative Space Chess Set Is Beautifully Simplistic

Chess sets can often be overly fussy, with intricate or unusual pieces distracting from the game at hand. Not so this gorgeous negative space chess set though, with each piece represented by the void drilled into a transparent acrylic block.


Typographical Chess Lets Novices Easily Recognise Each Piece

If you grew up playing draughts, transitioning to chess and keeping track of which piece is which and what moves where can be tricky. So to smooth out the learning curve, OneSavesSolutions created this 3D printed Typographical Chess Set with the name of each piece integrated into its design.


How Chess Got Its Timeless Style

You know a chess piece when you see one. They might be the most recognisable objects in gaming. But they didn’t always look that way. In fact, for the longest time they didn’t even look a way. The Smithsonian Magazine dug into the roots of that iconic design and it’s not as old as you might think.


These Slick Stackable Chess Pieces Track Your Calculated Carnage

It can be easy to forget, but a chess game is a battle. And while you’re sitting there, scratching your chin and trying to feel smart, soldiers are dying at your command. This clever chess set designed by Orr Kislev helps you keep that in mind by leaving all the corpses on the board.


You'll Always Have Room In Your Bag For This Laser-Cut Chess Set

Yes, there are literally thousands of chess games available for mobile devices. But there’s still something utterly satisfying about moving physical pieces around an actual board, and facing your opponent. So skip Chess With Friends and go with Jonas Lang’s beautiful laser-cut chess set that’s as easy to carry as your ultra-thin laptop.


Wobbling Chess Set Makes It Impossible To Concede

It’s mostly a symbolic gesture, but you can forget about dodging an embarrassing checkmate by toppling your king with this Wobble Chess Set. Like Hasbro’s Weeble toys, all the pieces in this set have weighted rounded bottoms so they’ll wobble back and forth but never fall over.


This Typographic Chess Set Is Too Pretty To Play

This gorgeous typographic chess set, based around the Champion font by Hoefler Frere Jones, brings elegant simplicity to the game with each piece assuming the form of its initial. It’s almost too pretty to play.