Tall Chess is the app equivalent of the vertical chess set. It’s neat and simple, and it’s free-to-play if you just want to match wits with one person at a time. If you upgrade to the paid version, you get to play multiple games at once.
Taking a more literal approach than just using first letters, these 3D-printed chess pieces use the full name of each piece as an integral part of their design. Be sure to order both black and white sets.
A brilliant concept chess set where a captured piece is kept underneath its captor to help players retrace their game. Made by Orr Kislev, an Industrial Design student at Holon Institute of Technology.