Induku Design’s nifty laser-cut chess set has the look of chunky old-school video game pixels. The board folds up for travel, and has storage spaces inside. Each piece has a laser-engraved shading pattern on it, and nice jaggy edges. No FSAA or TXAA here.
A wonderful chess set that pays tribute to New York City. Designed by UK architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser, each chess piece represents an iconic Big Apple building, and is injection molded with a weighted base. Available with a folding board, wooden, or a marble board.
We’re loving the rustic, industrial look of the hefty metal pieces in this chess set from Echo Hill Forge. Each piece is hand-forged from steel, and the set comes in a custom wooden storage box. The game board isn’t included, though there are plenty to choose from here.
An adaptation of Tim Crothers’ eponymous book about chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, one of the first Ugandan Woman Candidate Masters. Born and raised in a poor neighborhood, Phiona learned chess from a sports outreach program and quickly rose up the competitive ladder.
Inspired by his own holochess board from Star Wars, Academy Award winning effects wiz Phil Tippett is working with HappyGiant to create Hologrid Monster Battle, an augmented and virtual reality board game with collectible cards and battles between Tippett’s creatures.