Chess is one of the most popular and mass game in the world. And in some regions and countries they are even mandatory school subject. After all, this game teaches us to think logically and clearly going to win, thinking up many different variations in tactics and strategy. But for designers around the world chess – it is not a game, and an occasion to apply their creative talents. Here are a dozen of the most unusual chess sets.
It would seem that between chess and sea battle has nothing to do. But the designer Jim Arnold doesn’t think so. He created the set for the game of chess with the title «War of 1812 Chess Set», which reproduces the famous battle between the American ship USS Constitution and HMS Guerierre British during the war of 1812, known as the “second war for independence.”
2. Internet Chess
Many of us were playing chess on the Internet using a pre-Windows operating system software. But in her one player controls all the figures the same color. But the «Democratic Chess» by Michael Marcovici provides for the simultaneous game just sixty-four players, each of whom is responsible for its shape. A decision on the next progress made ??collectively by democratic vote of all the players on the one hand chess conflict.
3. Democratic Chess
Another chess variant called «Democratic Chess». Democratic principle is that any figure can move “up the career ladder.” To do this it will need to just “eat” any figure competitor, and she immediately acquire the ability to walk and even as much as the last walked before.
4. Chess on three
Not everyone know, but in the original Indian version of the game, which later evolved into chess, it was just the four sides of the conflict. A very modern chess «Trichotomy» designed just three players.
5. Edible chess
In chess when one figure kills another, then we say that it was “eaten”. But in the chess set «PI.K.DA chessboard» from Argentine designer Franco Marino Cagnina figures, in fact you can eat. Rather, their content. After all, these figures represent a baking dish.
6. Underwater chess
In Thailand and Cambodia, in the local cuisine is known many of seafood dishes. It is understandable, because in these countries is well developed fishing and seafood tradition. In the form of these seafood are performed pieces in a chess set «Cambodian / Thai Chess Set».
7. Chess for a sex shop
Is well known that men’s are much more interesting in chess than women’s. Maybe it’s because the creators of chess sets just could not interest women with their products. People in New York-based Aruliden company unedstand that fact and created a set of «Vibrator Chess Set» figures which are and sex toys.
8. Chess for mechanical
Chess – it is certainly not mechanism. But now chess for mechanics (though, the creators claim that for cyclists), it appears, still exist. As the figures in the chess set «Chess or Bike Parts» perform all kinds of tools and machinery parts such as bolts, wrenches, gear, etc.
9. Chess office complex
Among ordinary office workers, and among their leaders there are fully lovers of chess. Especially a lot of them, apparently, among people working in the Prague office complex created by architectural firm Cigler Marani Architects. Indeed, the central boulevard of the complex modeled on the great chessboard.
10. Chess upside down
Designer Wei Lieh Lee has created a very unusual lighting fixture with the title «Gazebo Chess Set». Each of the sixty-four bulbs in this huge lamp is also a chess piece. In order to play these unusual chess, you need to spend a long time with a raised head.