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  • December 9, 2013
    Did somebody request extra buggy eyes for the white pieces? This is the $450 made-to-order taxidermied mice chess set available from Etsy seller TheCurious13. Do they start killing the mice after you pay? I don't want to know. Or when and how I'll die, although I suspect th... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2012
    This is an $800 Batman chess set from The Noble Collection. That's a lot of money to spend on a game you're not even good at. But it does light up and project a Bat-Signal onto the ceiling, so, you know, totally worth it. I'LL GIVE YOU $1,200 -- FINAL OFFER. A press of the ... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2012
    This is an ultra-impressive Star Wars 'Return of the Jedi' themed LEGO chess set lovingly crafted by Brandon Griffith. It even has storage compartments for all the pieces under the play surface. What it doesn't have under its surface? A Rancor pit. Oh man, remember when Mal... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    This is a 3-D printable chess set from designer Joseph Larson. The pieces of each side can be snapped together to form a giant mecha. I'm not sure what the rules are for his movement, but my guess is he goes wherever the f*** he wants and leaves a trail of broken peons in his... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Seen here probably not contemplating what fast food joint she's gonna hit for lunch like I am, Belarusian chess master Anna Sharevich shows a little, how should I say it -- décolletés during a match. "Just say boobage like a normal person." TAY-TAAAAAAYS! Also included in t... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2012
    This is a custom Alien vs. Predator chess set loathingly lovingly crafted by DeviantARTist Joker-laugh (aka Francis Gray). Weird, because we've already seen a picture of the two playing chess together HERE. There can be only one -- who will win? SPOILER: Neither *flips boar... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2011
    Seen here playing with himself in more ways than one, a man contemplates his next move on Hammacher Schlemmer's $300 Vertical Chess Set. In case you couldn't tell, it's a wall-mounted chess set. Sure you could probably make a table-top version out of a heavily modified Connec... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    This is a custom-molded chess set by Ben Howard (NOT Ron) featuring a bunch of different characters from the Zelda franchise. Need some help naming them all? WELL TOO BAD. Just kidding, I wouldn't leave you hanging like that. Or would I? I'd sneak out on you right in the m... / Continue →
  • May 5, 2011
    Chess, a game best known for ending with me sweeping all the pieces off the board and threatening to stab my opponent, is played worldwide. Including while at war in Afghanistan. But what do you do if you're stationed there and don't have a set? "Make one out of dead spiders... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2010
    DeviantARTist Anafuji went and made this Mario-themed chess cake for somebody's birthday. Or maybe a retirement party. Or just for fun. I don't actually know, but I felt guilty when I realized I might be lying to you. I want you to know I wouldn't do that because I really b... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2010
    This is Monster Chess, a 12' x 12' (that's feet, not inches) robotic LEGO chess game made with over 100,000 blocks for a total build cost of ~$30K (that's thousands, not kelvin). The pieces are all controlled via laptop and I wouldn't hesitate to body-slam a rook if it got out... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2009
    Typically you don't hear "badass" and "chess" in the same sentence unless you're talking about the time Bobby Fisher beat Medusa to death with nothing but a rook. But I feel they're appropriate together here because this custom LEGO Star Wars chess set by Brandon Griffith is s... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2009
    This is a chess set made out of chain mail. It is impervious to arrows and sword attacks. Which is good because a lot of times I like to threaten my opponents with weapons while we're playing. You know, to keep them on their toes (beat me and you're dead). You ever been mac... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    This is a chess set made with functional vacuum tubes that actually glow while you play, making it sweeter than sticky buns. And almost as fun to stare at. But not yours. No, not yours. This wonderful vacuum tube chess set, by maker Paul Fryer, actually has electricity runn... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2009
    Chess on rollercoasters is a phenomenon allegedly started by another xkcd cartoon (which you can see by clicking the link or hitting the jump). It's probably old as all hell and I should be beat mercilessly between your breasts as punishment. Go ahead, I can take it. *BWUBWU... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2009
    Tired of playing plain old chess? 3-way chess just not cutting it for you anymore? How about some 3-D chess? What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, rolls over your neighbor's dog? What's great for a snack, and fits on your back, It's 3D CHESS CHESS CHESS! Ooooh snap -- ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    This is a set of print ads run by a New Zealand cable channel advertising its upcoming showing of Aliens vs. Predator. As you can see (if Geekologie hasn't burnt out your retinas yet) they feature an Alien vs. Predator playing together civilly. This one is chess, but hit the ... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2009
    Sure the St Thomas Creations Toilet with Quattro Flushing technology can flush 2.5 lbs of baby carrots, 4 whole plastic chess sets, 3 lbs of large gummi bears, 18 large hot dogs, 78 plastic letter and number refrigerator magnets, 3.5 lbs of grapes, 20 golf balls and 3.5 lbs of... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2008
    Mirror Tic Tac Toe was made by Peleg Design (not to be confused with Pegleg Design). And since it's mirrored you only use half the X's and O's (which we will now refer to as V's and rainbows)! Pretty clever. Too bad adults don't play Tic Tac Toe and children would just eat o... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2008
    LEGO has had several different chess sets in the past, but they were fairly boring looking. Now they've has ramped it up a notch and is releasing a set that makes playing chess look as fun as two-hand touch football with a bunch of naked cheerleaders. You can pre-order the 2... / Continue →