Decorative Chess Sets

Discussion in 'Cards & Board Games' started by Mirage, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    If you're going for a really generic looking chess set then the one you selected will certainly do the job well.

    If it was me then I'd want to really add some character to a room with a chess set.

    I'd honestly go with something like one of these. Don't judge :lol:.


    ^There are tons of media themed chess sets to choose from, this one just happens to be my personal favorite.

  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Well, I said "decorative" because I want to leave the set out on an end table for decoration. I'm wanting something more traditional and classic for that reason.
  3. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    As cool as that looks, I think a nice traditional wooden set is a lot more elegant. Besides, that thing looks incredibly impractical for game use. It's hard to tell the pieces apart.
  4. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    Impractical, yes. There's a reason why everyone that plays chess competitively uses a very basic looking set. You don't need the distractions of the incredibly well built and elegant pieces. :lol:

    The title of this thread includes the word "decorative" though ;) A decorative chess set is supposed to look good, it's not really meant for playing though it can certainly be used. I guess LOTR chess is something that I think would look really good in a room :lol:
  5. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    Well like I said, I think nice wooden sets look good enough to be decorative, and they have the added benefit of being good for play.
  6. Doc

    Doc Trust me, I'm The Doctor. V.I.P.

    I would love to have one in a sitting room/den type area. I used to have a small marble set that disappeared with a bunch of my other stuff.

    IMO marble or some kind of gemstone would be the way to go.
  7. Impaired

    Impaired Registered Member

    I don't have a photo handy, will take one eventually and post it, but i have a lovely set I bought my father when I was stationed in Spain. Metal pieces made from antique hardware, mostly nails and washers with heavy nuts for the base. The king is a flamenco player holding a guitar and the queen is a flamenco dancer with bet fork tines for hair. One side black, one side bright copper.

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