During its long history chess has made many advancements until it became the game as we know it now. Medieval forms, however, are still fun to play and may be a pleasant respite from the ordinary. Board games such as Fithneal, Alea Evangelia, Mankala, Fox and Geese and Nine Man Morris were enjoyed in Europe, Africa and colonial America over the centuries and are still popular today. More and more people are returning to the gaming pleasures of our ancestors.
If £25,000 can be raised by September 26 the designers of Skyline Chess will be on their way to manufacturing fabulous chess sets with each chess piece depicting an iconic structures in London.
London Chess Pieces
When the needed monies are reached only then can the prototype chess set be manufactured and marketed in acrylic (weighted) and metal. All the chessmen can be seen in the photo on the left. A London terraced house (row house) becomes the Pawn; Gherkin shaped building is the Bishop; the London Eye (Giant Ferris wheel) is the Knight; Big Ben is the Rook; Renzo Piano’s Shard of Glass (87 story skyscraper) is, of course, the Queen; while Canary Wharf (One Canada Square, second tallest building in the U.K.) depicts the King.
It is hoped that when the London chess set comes to fruition other cities–Paris, New York, Rome, Dubai and Shanghai will become models for iconic chess pieces. Just image battling city against city on your chess board! Let’s hope that this project reaches it funding goal and gets these fabulous city skyline themed chess sets on the market.
Pup and Cupcake are playing chess against each other, Which of these two dogs will be the winner. Who do you think will be the winner? Chess has become very popular among pets these days. Stayed tuned to AboutBoardGames.net for more exciting videos with dogs and cats and friends engrossed in exciting chess tournaments.
You may have even played a few games of go and are ready to learn more. Once you have begun to p;lay Go you will find it very addictive and wonder why you have not played the game before and understand why its popularity has lasted 5,000 years.
In this last video tutorial in this series you will learn some very helpful concepts.
Video Tutorial for the Game of Go – Part 3b, Concepts (WeiQi, Baduk)
Now that you have read my two previous posts –Game of Go Part 1 (Overview) and Part 2 ( Rules) and have tried playing your first games of Go you are ready to learn some more sophisticated moves. This next video covers terminology:
Video Tutorial for the Game of Go – Part 3a, Terminology (WeiQi, Baduk)