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.
THE BEST Chess
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.