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Chessdogs Are The Only Hope For The Future

(YouTube Link) What happens when an evil mastermind captures every dog on Earth, enslaving them to use in various nefarious schemes? What kind of name is Stone Steel? And what does chess have to do with anything that happens in this short film? These questions and more will be answered when you watch a silly short film called Chessdogs, [...]

Batman Chess Set

The Batman chess set is a whopping $795.00, but it looks as fun to play chess with as it would be just to look at. Can you imagine how intense a game of chess would be with that board and those pieces?

Music History #1: “One Night in Bangkok”

Editor’s Note: This is the big debut of Bill DeMain’s new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs. “Music History” will appear twice a month. Try it. You’ll like it! “One Night In Bangkok” Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice (1984) Originally sung by Murray Head The Music With its perky chorus [...]

Chess Advisory

You know those chess players, always trying to start trouble! Good thing they have the League Secretary to set them straight when they get rambunctious. Link (Image credit: Flickr user Cory Doctorow)

Chess Voltron Would Be an Awesome TV Show

The element of surprise is a tremendous advantage in battle. Similarly, taking an opponent by surprise can lead to a quick victory in chess. And what would be a greater surprise than for your pieces to combine into a giant fighting robot that sweeps the board in a single move? Cymon of Thingiverse has designed [...]

Chess Bans Cleavage!

That’s it. Chess has officially gone down the tube. I mean, what’s the point to playing the game now that you can’t pretend to stare at the board whilst checking out your opponent’s cleavage? In [...]

Punching Bag as a Musical Instrument

(Video Link) Do you remember chess boxing — the sport consisting of alternating rounds of chess and boxing? Well, just imagine what you could do with this bag, allegedly built by researchers at the UK’s Open University. If you could put these sensors on a human body, then boxers might be challenged to perform music while [...]

Alien vs. Predator Chess Set

Ah, Alien vs. Predator! Perhaps the greatest of all date movies. deviantART member Joker-laugh has captured the essence of that film with this custom chess set. Link -via I Heart Choas

Doctor Who Lenticular Animated Chess Set

Doctor Who Lenticular Animated Chess Set – $64.95 Are you still searching for the perfect gift for your favorite chess playing Doctor Who fan? Get them the Doctor Who Lenticular Animated Chess Set from the NeatoShop. This fantastic chess set features 32 highly detailed Doctor Who characters in 3D lenticular image (front and back). Who will play [...]

5 Questions: Chess

Don’t pawn off your chance to ace today’s 5 Questions quiz: Chess