This is the chess set that mounts to a wall, allowing games of indefinite length. Generating a sense of intrigue and anticipation--"did they move yet?"--it allows for weeks-long play without interruption. An included "last move" marker hung around a recently promoted pawn-turned-Queen signals to an opponent that without an equally crafty counter, the game will end soon. The 34" H x 22" W chessboard mounts like a framed picture with its included hardware. The board is made from cherry veneer, alternately stained and left in its natural color to produce the 3 1/4" H x 2" W black and white spaces. Eight transparent acrylic shelves support its set of classic Staunton chess pieces. The black pieces are made from rosewood, known for its darkly veined grain and stout heft; the white pieces are made from boxwood, selected for its fine grain and high density--all are turned by hand and finished with a durable, high-gloss cover coat. (22 lbs.)
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from Great Falls, VA
Love this chess set and the new twist it puts on the game. Rather than sit down for an hour and play, one game can take a week or two. We hung it by the door to the garage and make a move every time we leave the house. The only drawback is there isn't a good place to put the pieces that have been retired from the game.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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