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Pop-Up Chess Sets

The Paper Chess Set by Chronicle Books Lets You Take Chess Anywhere

— May 30, 2013 — Art & Design
The Paper Chess set by Chronicle Books revolutionizes the age old game of chess for portability and functionality.

Chess is one of the most intellectually stimulating mind games and can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. Chronicle Books' Paper Chess Set is neat because the pieces come completely two-dimensional. Each chess piece comes with two paper cut-outs that slot in together so the piece can stand up. All you have to do is punch out all of the 32 pieces, slot the necessary cut-outs together -- without the need for glue or tape -- and being to play.

This Paper Chess Set takes no time at all to set up and can easily be disassembled, flattened and conveniently put away. A great game for travelling, cottages and car rides, the Paper Chess Set is great for kids through to adults.
Trend Themes
1. Portable Chess Sets - Developing innovative chess sets that are compact and easy to carry opens up opportunities for chess enthusiasts to enjoy the game on the go.
2. 2D Chess Pieces - Creating chess pieces that are two-dimensional yet sturdy provides a unique and creative twist to the traditional game, attracting both chess players and design enthusiasts.
3. Easy Assembly Chess Sets - Designing chess sets that require no glue or tape for assembly makes it more convenient and accessible for people of all ages to play chess wherever they are.
Industry Implications
1. Board Game Industry - Incorporating portable and innovative features into traditional board games like chess can boost their appeal and attract new customers, rejuvenating the board game industry.
2. Educational Toy Industry - Developing portable and engaging chess sets can encourage children and adults to improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, presenting opportunities for the educational toy industry.
3. Travel and Leisure Industry - Creating compact and travel-friendly chess sets can enhance the entertainment options available for travelers, making chess a popular pastime during journeys and vacations.
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