Ten of the Worlds Most Amazing and Unusual Chess Sets

Known as the “Game of Kings” Chess is the ultimate in nerdy games. It requires skill, knowledge and an underline mental problem to be good at it.  While I’m not the best chess player in the world I do appreciate a really nice chess set so I have recently been on the hunt for a new one. What I found was some of the craziest, weirdest and most amazing chest sets out there and here are just ten that really stood out for me…

Marijuana Chess Set

Marijuana Chess Set

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In the 70’s it was most probably illegal to play chess without being high! Although nowadays are a lot different, people still enjoy smoking pot when playing chess because they think it helps them play better. For all of those people, this might just be the best thing in the World!

LumiSource LED Glow Chess Set

LumiSource LED Glow Chess Set

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Ben Rousseau is the master of light play and this chess set just about says it all. With the amazing blue under-board LED’s and the rather impressive glass pieces Ben Rousseau has created what might well be one of the best-looking chess sets in the World, but sadly it also has the price tag to go with it. But still…LOOK AT IT!!! Your move chess set, light the way for me to buy you.

Thumbs Up Shot Glass Chess

Thumbs Up Shot Glass Chess

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Chess has never been so much fun with this fun chess and drinking game all rolled into one! All you have to do is to drink the piece you have captured, meaning the more pieces you capture the drunker you get and the worse you play!  Even I could win if I owned this set! …in theory anyway. If you are doing a search for unusual chess sets, this has to be one of the good ones.

Vertical Chess Boards and Sets

Vertical Chess Set

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Expensive? Yes, it is. How cool is it? Just about jaw-dropping! It has to be said that this is one of those chess sets that gets people talking about its self. Being hung on the wall like a 3D painting this chess set really is a work of art. When it comes to chess set designs, this is one of pure genius design. Who says a game of chess will drive you up the wall?

Smallest jewellery chess set in the world 18 karat yellow gold and pure silver

Smallest Chess Set in the World

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Don’t look at the price, look at how incredible it is! Made with 18Carat gold and pure silver pieces and believe it or not It is less than a single square inch in size! Pocket fun for those that can afford it, and an incredible chess set for us poor people to look at. When it comes to unusual chess sets and boards they don’t get any smaller than this.

Bronze and Stainless Steel Chainmaille Chest Board and Pieces

 Steel Chainmaille Chest Set

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The person that made this chess set & pieces out of chainmaille needs to be given a medal because of this pure class! Sure it is a little expensive but look at it! It’s made of chainmaille  people!…CHAINMAILLE!…all of it! …well I was impressed anyway and it is certainly one of the more unusual chess sets for sale.

Insect Chess Set

Insect Chess Set

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OK, so it is far too expensive to buy (for us normal folks anyway) But a chess set featuring pieces that contain inspect covered in pure amber? Not a lot is ever going to top this one that is for sure. Stunning, overpriced but being pure genius makes this one incredible set.

Simpson Chess Set

Simpson Chess Set

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There are a lot of us Simpsons fans out there, and for us, this will bring an instant smile to your face. No matter what your favourite character is they are all represented here and the fact that it doesn’t cost the earth makes this a fantastic gift. So if you are going to buy chess sets that are for the whole family, this is the one for you.

Batman Chess Set

 Batman Chess Set

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Simply press the Batman symbol on the side and 50 LED lights circle the clear playing area of the board which looks like the Gotham cityscape underneath and projects a Bat-Signal to the sky! No detail has been overlooked in this ultimate Batman collector’s chess set making it one of the most epic looking chess sets I have ever seen or read about!

Super Mario Chess Set

Super Mario Chess Set

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When I first saw this I had mental cry’s of “Shut up and take my money!” and that is why it is my number 1. It’s beautiful to look at, no cheaper than a normal chess set and sure to be the talking point as soon as people see it. So buy it, place it out on the table and watch as people like me instantly think we can play chess. These are very epic chess sets indeed because Super Mario makes everything cool. What is really good is this set is that it also doubles up as a checkers sets as well!

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