From Weapon Wrought Chess Sets to Mind Games for Gamers

 - May 1, 2011
The timeless strategy game of chess is a whole lot more fun to play when played on one of these awesomely original chess sets. The classic board game hasn't changed much since its invention, which can be good or bad depending on how hardcore of a player you are. Softcore players like myself need exciting pieces and slightly skewed rules to seize our attention.

Conveniently, these awesomely original chess sets do just that. The chess sets in this top list feature original pieces and rules that occasionally deviate from the norm. Bobby Fisher is probably rolling in his grave right now, but everything, and I mean everything could use an update and an innovation every once in a while. If you're ready to put C-3PO in check using Mario, start clicking through all of these awesomely original chess sets today.