From Time Travel Strategy Games to Mind Games for Gamers

By: Michael Hines - Published: Feb 20, 2013
Chances are that you've never called "checkmate" while playing with one of these atypical chess sets. Chess used to be the game of choice for people described as "nerds," but now video and computer games are what geeks choose to play. However, gaming geeks have made sure to leave their mark on chess, turning the classic board game into a testament to all that is awesome in the worlds of video gaming and pop culture.

These atypical chess sets include boards themed after Batman and boards filled with Daleks (from the hit BBC show Doctor Who). What makes these chess sets great is the attention to detail that went into making each one. Yes, these atypical chess sets are designed for gaming and pop culture geeks, but they're also legitimate chess sets that function just fine in their intended purpose. Stats for 13 Atypical Chess Sets Trending: Older & Average
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