chess

Zero Footprint: A Fancy Vertical Chess Set

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...
November 22, 2011

Custom Made Zelda Characters Chess Set

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?...
June 13, 2011

Improvised Ammo Chess Set In Afghanistan

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...
May 5, 2011

No Playing With Your Food!: Mario Chess Cake

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...
July 8, 2010

Wow: $30,000 Robotic LEGO Chess Game

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...
June 14, 2010

Nice: Badass LEGO Star Wars Chess Set

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...
September 10, 2009

Safety First: A Chain Mail Chess Set

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...
August 21, 2009

It Adds Excitment: Chess On Rollercoasters

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...
May 28, 2009

3D Chess Adds Dimension To The Game

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...
April 29, 2009

Quattro Technology Toilet Flushes Anything

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...
March 13, 2009