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Typographical Chess Set

By: on March 10, 2013
$86.52 - $736.52
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A whimsical spin for people who know which chess pieces are which, and vital information for people like me who don't. Typographical kings, queens, knights, rooks, pawns, and...wait...what's the other one? Please hold while I Wikipedia chess.

Oh yeah, bishop. It's the bishop. No wonder I can never remember that. I've heard growing up Catholic can incur post-traumatic memory loss of all related aspects later in life.

Artistically stacked letters in an undisclosed font form the bodies of these chessmen, while heads maintain their traditional aesthetics. As with all 3D-printed wares from Shapeways, the chess set is available in over a dozen materials of varying prices. Sandstone, the least expensive, runs around $85, while the opposite end of the pricing spectrum, gold-plated, will set buyers back over $700.

Well one thing I do know about chess is that lemon chess pie is delicious and Paula Deen could probably eat 5 of them in one sitting.

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School of Hard Blocks - Alphabet Blocks for Adults

The School of Hard Blocks is a set of 12 alphabet blocks modeled after the traditional wood children's blocks, but made of concrete. And made for adults who need to learn, ponder, or build up their own ABCs. Adultery....

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Batman Chess Set

Of course the Batman Chess Set costs nearly $800. The Dark Knight is a fancy superhero. The fanciest superhero of all, I would say. And check out how dashing he looks in fine pewter and diecast metal. Villains the Joker...

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A is for Anus: The Alphabet (For Adults)

$9.99 from Amazon »

This alphabet isn't adult just because A is for Anus, but also because of the accompanying anatomical representation author Max Willy has selected to make sure everyone knows what an anus is. Stick out your pointer finger...

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Nixie Chessboard

$660.52 from Etsy »

Now here's a new spin on smart lighting. Lasermad says their stellar Nixie Chessboard is the first and only Nixie tube-powered chessboard in the whole world, and I believe it. Who has the creativity to even come up with...

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Kama Sutra Chess Pieces (NSFW)

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And suddenly, the intense inaction and sporadic finger movements of chess captivate the masses and enamor even those who have no idea what the hell is going on. Erotic chess pieces abound in Etsy vendor Nicola Ford's...

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Dragon Chess Set

$154.06 from Amazon »

Welp, judging by the bones fossilized in the platform uplifting this chess set's glass board, the biggest dragons have already been slain. Now all I gotta conquer are the baby fire breathers, and in all likelihood their...

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Bullet Chess Set

This ammunition inspired chess set is made using spent .223 bullet shell casings. One side uses steel casings and the other side uses brass casings. The kings and queens are the only 4 pieces with an actual bullet re-set...

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The King Must Die Hand Carved Chess Set

Obviously I like this chess set because most of its pieces appear to have leapt right out of my VHS cassette of Beetlejuice, one of the best 80s movies ever, as evidenced by the fact that I am saying so right now. I sure...

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The Lord of the Rings Chess Set

$495 from Amazon »

Every detail is authentic, richly realistic and true to the Academy Award winning epic film. The board is a magnificent work of art, detailing the story of Frodo, the reluctant hero of The Shire, and the friends and foes...

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Ferrari Carbon Fiber Chess Set

$2,050 from Ferrari Store »

Sure, $2 grand is steep, but it's not like this is just a Ferrari carbon fiber chess set. Look, you can play checkers on it too. And check out the varnish on those red playing pieces. I can almost see my reflection in...

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War of 1812 Chess Set

$4,200 from Etsy »

We can all appreciate the creative skill, labor, and craftsmanship Jim Arnold poured into his elaborate, entirely hand-carved War of 1812 Chess set. But those of you out there who actually know what the War of 1812 is...

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Tool Chess Set

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Stereotypes collide in this brainy game meets brawny hardware Tool Chess set. Each piece has been handcrafted from real nuts and bolts, plus additional steel flourishes to distinguish powder coated black and white pawns...