Ah, Chess. Known as the Game of Kings, it’s been around since at least the 6th century, AD. However, as the Star Wars Chess Set suggests, perhaps it’s been around for much longer (and originated far, far away). Maybe back in those days it was known as the Game of Emperors? One can only hope…
Sure, most of us who enjoy the game of Chess probably learned from some variation of the Howard Staunton set, introduced in mid-19th century England when a universal model for this very popular game was called for, but many Chess sets have been made since then that mimic aspects of popular culture. Of course it was only a matter of time before a Star Wars Chess Set was made that satisfied the needs of serious Chess players and serious Star Wars collectors, alike.
Honestly, who wouldn’t want a Chess set that’s got 32 figurines representing our favorite characters from the Star Wars series?
Here’s a hint of what you can expect from the Star Wars Chess Set:
- The board’s size is 17″ x 17″.
- Each piece is a bona fide Star Wars collectible.
- Game pieces range from two to four inches.
- Characters featured include Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Yoda — and more!
The Star Wars Chess Set: A Great Way to Introduce Kids to Chess
It seems like the children of today would rather play with electronics than traditional board games. While I don’t want to be a fuddy duddy and say, outright, that there’s anything wrong with this (I like to play with electronics, myself!), it’s hard not to wonder if maybe something’s being lost along the way. Are we neglecting the importance of personal connection by not nurturing the old, low-tech ways of having fun?
The game of Chess has endured the rise and fall of entire civilizations. It’s a balanced mental exercise between two opponents that doesn’t involve power-ups, magic coins, epic weaponry, or even electricity. You can play it by candlelight during a blackout. Can we afford to see it die out in a few future generations who can’t be bothered to learn its very simple rules and intricate possibilities? I dare to say no! Chess must persist! And what better way to perpetuate this fine game than to show that it can adapt to modern times and exist not only as a challenging game for all ages, but an art piece perfect for any collector’s den?