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Taxidermied mice chess set
12.09.2013
09:15 am

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Animals
Art
Games

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Chess
Taxidermy


 
Don’t worry, I’ve got your holiday gift ideas covered this year: What about this delightful handmade taxidermy mice chess set by Etsy shop TheCurious13? There’s only one available and it’s retailing for $450.00.

According to the write-up on Etsy:

The set includes 16 light colored mice and 16 dark mice, in various sizes, pawns being the smallest. Set comes complete with wooden hand painted chess board, and storage case (not pictured).

Now I’m curious what the chess board and storage case look like.


 

 

 
With thanks to Gail Potocki!

 

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Excellent handmade Doctor Who chess set
09.11.2012
10:26 am

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Art
Games
Television

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Doctor Who
Chess


 
For that special Whovian in your life: A handmade Doctor Who chess set by Emmi Visser.

In time for Christmas, this is a completely unique, highly detailed, high quality chess set inspired by Doctor Who. Every single one of the 32 pieces is handcrafted from scratch. Finally you will be able to have your own adventures in time and space! And when you have briefly set your interstellar quarrels aside, this set is sure to attract the attention of your visitors!

Only ONE set will be sold. I will NOT make another set! So this one is completely UNIQUE. (I did make a chess set last year featuring the tenth Doctor. This one features the eleventh Doctor.)

The chess set is for sale at Visser’s Etsy shop, priced at $949.00 + shipping. Damn, I wish I had the money for this.
 

 

 
Via Neatorama

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That’s Genius! Gza ‘Liquid Swords’ chess set
06.26.2012
08:15 am

Topics:
Hip-hop
Music

Tags:
Chess
Box Set
reissue
GZA
Wu-Tang Clan


 
Talk about giving your fans more than just a plain old music release…

One of (the, perhaps?) most influential albums from the whole mid-90s Wu Tang stable is getting re-issued at the end of next month with, yes, its very own chess set. Now THAT is good marketing.

Here’s an interview with the GZA himself, from the most recent SXSW, where he discusses performing with a band, lecturing at Harvard, science, the cosmos, sampling and actually drops the immortal phrase “Rock Sucks! Disco Lives!”:
 

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Marijuana-themed chess board
08.11.2011
10:34 am

Topics:
Amusing
Drugs
Games

Tags:
Marijuana
bongs
Chess
pot
bowls


 
An amusing weed-themed chess set with 32 pieces in the shapes of bongs, bowls, joints and pot leaves. I’ve never played chess a day in my life, but “weed chess” seems like it could be more entertaining. Smoke a bowl every time a piece gets taken? A joint for checkmate?

The Stonerware Pot Leaf Chess Set is available on a lot of sites. I found it here for $26.71, but you may be able to find cheaper elsewhere.

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Odd Chess Set
03.11.2010
07:28 pm

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Art
Games

Tags:
Chess
Jack and Dinos Chapman

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“Chess Set” by Jack Jake and Dinos Chapman
 
(via Design Boom)

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