Skyline Chess Reimagines the Rook with Big Ben

 - Aug 29, 2013
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Skyline Chess redesigns the classic board game into a classy international affair that challenges your strategy skills while injecting a bit of an artistic flair into your game.

Created by Ian and Chris, two friends based in London who met and worked for the same architectural firm, the chess set was inspired by their love for London's big city lifestyle and culture. They are both lovers of the game and say they "developed Skyline Chess as a way of combining both our passion for design and chess." Replacing the key players with iconic London buildings, like Big Ben in place of the Rook and Canary Wharf as King, Skyline Chess is like a dream come true for architectural nerds in love with the lovely city of London.

Skyline Chess is currently on Kickstarter.