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One can now enjoy a game of chess with virtually anybody with the Duncan McKean chess set that is built to aid the blind, the partially sighted and the full-sighted. This board deviates away from the common chess pieces and turns them into cubes with markings and magnetic appeal that keeps the pieces in place. These features also help players know how the game is progressing.
The white pieces are made of matte steel and the black pieces are made of hardwood so that players can identify friend from foe just by touching them. The value of each piece is determined through its weight; players will know where their pieces are by how faithfully they stick to the magnetized squares. This is a revolutionary way in which the blind and partially sighted have been re-included in ancient games passed down for generations.