Chess Pieces

Jun 032011
 

Modern chess sets are comprised of 32 pieces — 16 black and 16 white — on a board that has 64 squares. Themed chess sets, though they are different from other sets, follow these standard specifications. Whether the intention is for frequent play or display only, themed chess sets can reflect who you are or […]

May 262011
 

The Isle of Lewis chess pieces are part of the chess community’s lore. Characterized in great detail, the seated queens and kings, knights on mounts and pawns that look like obelisks are made of whales’ teeth and walrus ivory. A lot of mystery surrounds these chessmen. They were hidden but why? To whom did they […]