It’s man versus machine – with a twist – in this short psychological drama. A former chess prodigy turned programmer has the rare chance to confront the grandmaster who destroyed his dreams by pitting a super-computer against him in a high profile battle. Who will come out top? Man, machine or man?
Rhea Friesen of Steve Jackson Games takes us through an unboxing of their Knightmare Chess game. This game has 158 stunning cards that can be played to turn a standard game of chess into a nightmare battle. Tempted? Amazon.com currently has one copy of Knightmare Chess 2e up for sale at a mere $794.41. Just […]
These Lord of the Rings chess posters are the work of Patrick Connan. He delivers geek and chic.
There different ways to play chess. If you’re a giant silvered octopus then how’s this for an approach?
This is not the first Star Wars chess LEGO set featured on Geek Native and I can see why it’s a thing. Surely we can’t be far from an official Disney backed Star Wars LEGO chess set? LEGO have a whole chess series to explore and this would be an ideal launch. This set was […]
This is a chess set for the dedicated fan – ideally, a Batman and chess fan. Sold by Noble Collection for $795.00 the set uses 50 LED lights, around the Gotham City cityscape underneath the surface. Figures include Batman, Robin, commissioner Gordon, Batgirl, The Joker, Catwoman and Riddler. The board itself measures 20 inches in […]
The estimate for this 17th century German chessboard was anywhere between £300,000 to £500,000. That’s a cool half a million pounds. In the end it sold for higher than that; £601,250. The design holds more than just chess; there’s a Nine Men’s Morris board, backgammon in the inside and chess. The board also holds 28 […]
This rather fantatic chess set, in full Doctor Who glory, was created by the deviant artist EldalinSkywalker. This is actually their second Doctor Who chess set, the first was for the tenth doctor and this one is for the eleventh doctor. Evil side: King: The Dreamlord Queen: Madam Kovarian Bishops: Silence Knights: Headless monks Rooks: […]
To mark the 25th anniversary of the computer game Street Fighter Capcom will be setting a limited edition chess set. Only 5,000 will be made. It’s a 18″x18″ sandblasted glass chess board and pieces are made silver and pewter-colored resin. The chess figures themselves include Ryu and M. Bison as Kings, Chun-Li and Juri as […]
Ben Howard spend three months of his awesome life hand-crafting a complete Legend of Zelda Chess set. Upsettingly he says he’ll only get one test drive of this colourful wonder before he has to send it away. I assume he’s not putting it down… and that this was a commission.