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Clever Chess Set Is Already Set Up And Ready To Play When You Open The Box

Mastering the game of chess is infinitely complicated, but getting started just got easier with a chess board that’s perfectly set up and ready to go as soon as you open the box. That’s the genius of Preset Chess.


How Chess Has Changed Over The Last 150 Years

The rules of chess have remained consistent since the early 19th Century, but that doesn’t mean our approach to the game has stayed the same. Here are some intriguing and surprising ways the Game of Kings has changed its shape over the past 150 years.


Beautiful Visualisation Charts History's Best Chess Players

Since the early 19th century, many chess grandmasters have come and gone, some better than others. This elegant data visualisation by Abacaba shows which players were the very best, and how long they were able to maintain their dominance.


Stackable Chess Pieces Hide A Rolled Up Leather Board Inside

Humans have been designing portable versions of chess for almost as long as the game itself has been played. But few designs are as elegant, or as compact, as this set from Raw Studio that rolls into a tube — complete with 32 chess pieces — that’s just 40cm long.


The Marvel Vs. DC Debate Finally Ends With These Comic Book Chess Pieces

Everyone just assumed that the Marvel Comics vs. DC Comics debate would rage on forever — or at least until mankind became extinct. But Eaglemoss has finally come up with a way to figure out which company is better, Marvel or DC, with custom chess pieces featuring the most popular comic book characters from each side of the debate.


The Smallest Game Of Chess Takes Up Just 487 Bytes

In this age of digital bloat, you might be surprised to hear that making a game as small as possible is an attractive challenge. But this tiny implementation of chess is just that — and takes up just 487 bytes on your hard drive.


Meet The Guy Who's Making A Sequel To Chess

Chess is getting a sequel. Yes, that Chess.


Monster Machines: This Six-Minute Satellite Studies Star Nurseries

Not every scientific exploration of the cosmos requires a multi-year, multi-billion dollar effort a la the Hubble Space Telescope Program. In fact, sometimes all it requires is a reusable sounding rocket, an ultraviolet camera, and six minutes in space.


A Wall-Mounted Computer Chess Game Is Playable Art

Staring at the Mona Lisa provides a few minutes of enjoyment and contemplation, but were the famous portrait on the wall of your living room, you’d soon find yourself wishing she did more than just sit there and smirk. Maybe that’s what inspired the Artful Dodger to build this portrait chess set that lets you play against the computer.


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.


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