Known as the “Game of Kings” Chess is the ultimate in nerd games. It requires skill, knowledge and an underline mental problem to be good at it. When it comes to chess I would consider myself not bad! …and when I say “not bad” I mean rubbish, but I once beat a blind 5yr old! Moving swiftly on I bring you…..
The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Chess Sets
10 – “Because I got high!” (£21.82)
In the 70′s it was most probably illegal to play chess without being high! Although nowadays are a lot different, people still enjoy smoking pot when playing chess because they think it helps them play better. For all of those people, this might just be the best thing in the World!
9 – Light the way forward! (£37.38)
Ben Rousseau is the master of light play and this chess set just about says it all. With the amazing blue under-board LED’s and the rather impressive glass pieces Ben Rousseau has created what might well be one of the best looking chess sets in the World, but sadly it also has the price tag to go with it. But still…LOOK AT IT!!!
8 – Nerdy Slammers! (£14.99)
Chess has never been so much fun with this fun chess and drinking game all rolled into one! All you have to do is to drink the piece you have captured, meaning the more pieces you capture the more drunk you get and the worse you play! Even I could win if I owned this set! …in theory anyway.
7 – “I’m so rubbish at chess, it drives me up the wall!” (£158.94)
Expensive? Yes it is. How cool is it? Just about jaw dropping! It has to be said that this is one of those chess sets that gets people talking about its self. Being hung on the wall like a 3D painting this chess set really is a work of art.
6 – “Pass the tweezers it’s my move!” (£3,784.96)
Don’t look at the price, look at how incredible it is! Made with 18 Carat gold and pure silver pieces and believe it or not It is less than a single square inch in size! Pocket fun for those that can afford it, and an incredible chess set for us poor people to look at.
5 – Welcome Sir Chess-a-lot! (£481.14)
The person that made this chess set & pieces out of chainmaille needs to be given a medal because this pure class! Sure it is a little expensive but look at it! It’s made of chainmaille people!…CHAINMAILLE!…all of it! …well I was impressed anyway.
4 – Bug Mate?!? (£19,000)
OK so it is far too expensive to buy (for us normal folks anyway) But a chess set featuring pieces that contain inspect covered in pure amber? Not a lot is ever going to top this one that is for sure. Stunning, over priced but being pure genius makes this one incredible set.
3 – Eat my shorts! …and my Queen! (£37.91)
There are a lot of us Simpsons fans out there, and for us this will bring an instant smile to your face. Not matter what your favourite character is they are all represented here and the fact that it doesn’t cost the earth makes this a fantastic gift.
2 – The fight for Gotham City! (£495.67)
Simply press the Batman symbol on the side and 50 LED lights circle the clear playing area of the board which looks like the Gotham cityscape underneath and projects a Bat-Signal to the sky! No detail has been overlooked in this ultimate Batman collector’s chess set making it one of the most epic looking chess sets I have ever seen or read about!
1 – “It’s a Me a Kasparov!” (£35.32)
When I first saw this I had mental cry’s of “Shut up and take my money!” and that is why it is my number 1. It’s beautiful to look at, no cheaper than a normal chess set and sure to be the talking point as soon as people see it. So buy it, place it out on the table and watch as people like me instantly think we can play chess.