id-iom chess table

Apparently chess has been around in it’s current form since the 16th century (and even then is based on an earlier Indian game called Chaturanga) and is a classic game of strategy and guile. I learned to play many years ago although it has been a long while since i’ve put my knowledge into practice. So if anyone fancies a game just let me know.

Anyway we were faced with a big empty table and had to come up with a snappy design to put on it. Some thinking/drinking time later we came up with the idea of a games table – and what better way to while away some time in the pub than an oversized chess board. In order to give it the id-iom twist we decided to design our own chess pieces for use on the board and after a quick bit of tinkering we had some half-decent pieces constructed which wouldn’t get easily lost or broken in the pub.

So, let’s play a game! How many of our customised chess pieces can you identify? There will probably be a prize for the winner if i can find something we can send out. For larger shots please see our White Horse flickr set.

Cheers

id-iom

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3 responses to “id-iom chess table

  1. Ryan Lanctot

    One problem: your board is rotated 90 degrees from where it should be. It’s white in the lower right, not the other way around…

  2. I knew we’d probably get something wrong. You can probably tell that i haven’t played for years… If we ever do another one i’ll make sure i get it right!

    Cheers

    id-iom

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