Strategic Play

Modern chess sets provide intellectual engagement through pop culture allure

Implications - With the rise of digital technology resulting in a culture that has become increasingly reliant on mobile and online usage, consumers, particularity youths, are growing up less exposed to more traditional and thought-provoking activities. As a means to provide more intellectually stimulating sources of entertainment, parents are turning to more challenging forms of play bearing kitschy or referential aesthetics, combining strategically enticing games with cultural features that youths can easily relate to.
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Sci Fi Chess Sets (UPDATE) - Brandon Griffith Creates the Final Set to the LEGO Star Wars Series
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Mild 9,669 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 12
Sci Fi Chess Sets (UPDATE)
Brandon Griffith Creates the Final Set to the LEGO Star Wars Series
Combining two nerd-oriented pastimes, Star Wars and Chess, LEGO created the ‘Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi LEGO Chess Set,’ inspired by Brandon Griffith. All of the designs by Griffith... [More]
Tolkein Trilogy Board Games - These Lord of the Rings Collectors Chess Sets Depict Movie Magic
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Untested 2,932 Clicks Pub: Aug 18, 13
Tolkein Trilogy Board Games
These Lord of the Rings Collectors Chess Sets Depict Movie Magic
These collectors chess sets are inspired by Lord of the Rings. The set contains 32 pewter pieces that depict miniature sculptures of the cast. The likeness to the characters is so realistic that... [More]
Snarling Battle Boards - Aliens VS Predator Chess Piece Fights in an Epic Strategic Showdown
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Untested 5,408 Clicks Pub: Jan 7, 12
Snarling Battle Boards
Aliens VS Predator Chess Piece Fights in an Epic Strategic Showdown
Sci-fi fans are going to get a real kick out of the Aliens VS Predator Chess Piece because it's just that glorious. Artist Joker Laugh designed the Aliens VS Predator Chess Piece which pits the two iconic… [More]
Meth-Dealing Chess Pieces - This Unique Chess Set is Based on the Characters of Breaking Bad
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Untested 1,328 Clicks Pub: Dec 27, 13
Meth-Dealing Chess Pieces
This Unique Chess Set is Based on the Characters of Breaking Bad
Move your pieces into position and control enemy territory with this unique chess set designed after the popular AMC television series Breaking Bad. Created by Known Unknown Design and sold on his... [More]
London Skyline Chess Sets - This Kickstarter Project Sees City Rivalries Duke it out Over Chess
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Untested 500 Clicks Pub: Aug 30, 13
London Skyline Chess Sets
This Kickstarter Project Sees City Rivalries Duke it out Over Chess
This chess set features pieces that resemble the London city skyline. Skyline Chess is a Kickstarter campaign that combines architecture with the classic strategy board game. Designers Ian Flood and... [More]
Time Travel Strategy Games - The Doctor Who Lenticular Animated Chess Set Features 3D Pieces
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Untested 2,474 Clicks Pub: Feb 15, 13
Time Travel Strategy Games
The Doctor Who Lenticular Animated Chess Set Features 3D Pieces
The Doctor Who Lenticular Animated Chess Set is made for die-hard fans of the cult TV show as well as strategy enthusiasts. Combining the iconic characters with the game of chess, people will be... [More]
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