Straight Up Chess

 - Nov 27, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: straightupchess & rockyrook.blogspot
Straight Up Chess has transformed the traditional chess board into a novel piece of functional art.

These unique vertical wall-mounted chess boards allow you to hang the game on the wall and make a move each time you pass by.

Nifty if you don't mind the possibility of your game of chess being dragged out for a week or more.

Implications - With the rise of portable video games and mobile phone gaming, traditional board games have largely lost favor with today's kids. By turning standard board games into interactive art, designers can revive this dying phenomenon and give families a fun way to interact with each other that doesn't involve modern technology.