While I do love a nice game of chess (as can tell in my previous post “Top 10 Best Chess Sets“) I have to admit that I enjoy the faster paced “Draughts” just as much. And I would not feel right if I didn’t give the humble game of international checkers just as much attention…
Top 10 Nerdy and Unusual Checkers Sets
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Is there anything that people can’t make out of Lego?!? Well, if there is then I am yet to find it. Moving on, this Checkers Set made from Lego looks like it is very well constructed and while you can’t buy it like this you could always make your own.
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Now I love a good game of draughts just as much as the next nerd, but at just under 3K this set from Gucci is well over the top. But I am not denying the beauty and high craft level it has, with the board, pieces and holder all made from the highest quality leather
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Do you like a bit of NFL? Well, you might well be surprised how many other UK fans (including myself) there are, so these NFL Checkers sets are a perfect gift for a birthday. Including all the teams, you can think of and some you have never heard of before, these sets are fantastic, creative and well worth the price and then some!
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I am sure a lot of you might disagree with me, but I think this checkers set made from 12 gauge shotgun shells is very creative indeed and good spin on the design of the game. The board its self is a solid piece of Red Oak with natural worm holes! Creative, cool looking and considering how much of it is hand-made rather cheap as well!
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Sadly you can’t buy this rather creative Lady Bird Vs. Bumble Bees checkers set but the moment I saw it, it made me smile and that is a sign that it is something rather special indeed. It is creative, genius and dare I say rather beautiful!
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If you have spare money to burn why not use it to get this ultimate, luxury checkers set! The pieces are made from solid brass and plated with 24K Gold/Silver. Personally, I would be too scared to scratch what is probably the World’s most expensive checkers set to play it, but I would be more than happy to keep it on display if ever I win the lottery.
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If you are a bit of a fan of the films then this checkers set that is inspired on the Pirates of the Caribbean films could well be the perfect gift for you. Containing not just this checkers set but also 4 others in a box set for less than twenty quid makes this a big time winner.
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This stunning outdoor checkers set measures in at 4.8m squared and with each checkers “piece” measuring an impressive 14 inches round this is one big set! In fact as far as I am concerned this is the Worlds biggest mass production draughts set in the World making it very special indeed and nothing short of jaw-dropping to look at.
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You name it, Nintendo have made it! And this rather cool looking checkers sets are right up my street, nerdy, cheap, creative and sure to put a bit old smile on my face if I received it as a gift. So why not power up, click on the image link and get one!
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Pirates vs. ninjas are one of those age-old battles that are a big budget Disney film just waiting to happen. But while you are waiting for the film to be made why not have a quick game of the battle using this set that wouldn’t fail to bring a smile to the face of anyone you should so happen to challenge. Great design and by the looks of it very well made indeed.