Preset Chess combines magnets with an elegant storage box to eliminate set up time. Just flip the box over and the pieces will stick to the board in their right spots. When you’re done playing, just place the pieces back in their labeled compartments.
Mate puts a complete chess set on your wall, and doubles as a playable work of art. The square pieces hold neatly in their wood cubbies, and can be ordered in a variety of colors. Measures 23.5(h) x 18.5″(w) x 2.25″(d).
Peter Baeten’s portable chess set concept consists of flat pieces that slot onto the board. The pieces are laser cut and hand varnished and are stored in their own cutouts. A leather cover doubles as a play mat.
Handmade from nuts, bolts, pieces of steel and other hardware, this chess set is perfect for carpenters, mechanics and anyone else who uses tools. Comes in a metal tool chest along with a roll-up vinyl playing surface.
A flat-pack chess set that’s easily assembled from sheets of thick, pre-cut cardboard. We love the look of the pieces, though you wouldn’t want to play it in the rain. It’s also not all that portable once it’s assembled.
A pair of chess sets with online multiplayer. When you make a move on your set, the corresponding piece on the other set mimics the move, thanks to magnets and motors beneath the boards.
Nonessentials’ wooden chess set comes flat-packed. Just pop the pieces out of the laser-scored wood, slide the pieces together, and play. Available in neutral and 4 smooth colors too.
(NSFW: Language) BBC Comedy pokes fun at the coma-inducing gameplay of competitive chess with a newly-revamped version designed just for today’s short attention spans.
A stunning custom-made chess set, with pieces made from machined, anodized solid aluminum, and a board constructed from either etched carbon fiber or back-painted glass.