Skyline Chess Set

Skyline chess set

Want to play chess with really creative chess set? Then this Skyline chess set is for you! This set recreates the London cityscape over the checkered black and white plane of the beloved, ever-popular board game. Designers Ian Flood and Chris Prosser have translated traditional set pieces into prominent London landmarks, drawing from both the symbolic value of the built form as well as their role on the chess board. Pawns become the quintessential London abode, a humble terraced house; the bishops become the gherkin (50 st. Mary Axe); knights are the all-seeing London eye; the rooks manifest as the iconic Big Ben; the queen is appropriately the most dominant building on the London skyline, Renzo piano’s shard ; finally, the might and presence of the king take on the form of Canary wharf. While the skyline chess set is still in prototype phase, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to bring the game to the market and offers a full set starting at £75 and a cast metal version starting at £350. “We don’t want to stop at London…..we have visions of global domination! Why not play your home city against that of your friends or family; London vs. Paris, New York vs. Rome, Dubai vs. Shanghai.”

 

chess set

Skyline chess set

chess set

Skyline chess set

chess set

Skyline chess set

chess set

Skyline chess set

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