Chess

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Nonessentials Chess Set

Chess is a game of endless possibilities, three possible outcomes and more skill than just about anything else we can possibly think of. We love the idea of playing a game of chess regularly, but in our experience it often leads to spilled beers and tables slammed out of frustration. Ok, cards on the table, we're not ... continue reading
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Typographic Chess Set

If you can handle a few rounds of chess, we're guessing you can string a sentence together. It's not like Hungry Hungry Hippos where you're just smashing your fist down like Cro-Magnon Man. It takes some smarts, which is why we figure this Typographic Chess Set is perfect for the design-loving intellectual. Sculpted ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Mars Made Chess Set

For the distinctive gentleman settling down with a bit of Scotch and a fine cigar, a round of Candy Land just doesn't seem to fit. No game matches wits quite like a round of chess, and if you're looking to show some sophistication with your set, check of this Mars Made one. The board's surface is crafted from etched ... continue reading
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Hardware Chess Set

If you've ever been hesitant to pick up the game of chess because it's stereotypically nerdy, first off, go play a few rounds with the guys in Washington Square Park and get back to us, and second, pick up this Nuts and Bolts set. The thinking man's game gets a working man's makeover with these offerings from Rambutan ... continue reading
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3 Man Chess

Chess has always been a game we could get behind. It's the type of sophisticated, sporting endeavor that exudes wood paneling, the smell of cigars and the taste of a few fingers of quality scotch. It's a thinking man's game and we like to consider ourselves thinking men. The only problem with chess is that, as it was ... continue reading
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Chess Bottle Stop Set

Wine is a drink that just seems tailored for the game of chess. Let’s be honest, you’re not chugging a 40 while debating the merits of a Queen’s Gambit or ripping shots every time you successfully promote a pawn. Since, chess matches can drag on longer than a family night of Monopoly, you’ll probably go through ... continue reading
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Lego Chess Set

As kids, the only thing that held us back when building with our Lego sets, was our vast, childish imagination . . . oh, and our complete lack of skill in building anything that resembled what we had in our heads.  In fact, the only time something looked “right” was when our dads helped/took over.  It’s the ... continue reading
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Tonino Lamborghini Chess Set

This chess set defines luxury and embodies fine Italian craftsmanship in every curve. All of the pieces are made of silver, but they are differentiated by a beautiful polish versus a classic matte finish. Even the chess board itself draws attention with a sleek mirrored surface. The Tonino Lamborghini chess set comes ... continue reading
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Chalk Chess

If you've ever felt compelled to start a spontaneous game of chess with a stranger on the street but lacked the equipment then you'll appreciate the genius of the Chalk Chess Set. Literally turn your opponent to dust in a heated game of chess or scrawl your name on a brick wall to declare your victory. No board necessary ... continue reading
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3D Chessboard

If you ever felt that the game of chess was a little flat then you could appreciate the 3D Chessboard by Ji Lee. There's something epic about the mountainous design that you just don't get with any other chess board. You'll really feel like defeat is an upward struggle and you'll look at the game from a whole new ... continue reading
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Skeleton Key Chess Set

Nothing is worse than playing a long, riveting game of chess and just when it looks like you're a few moves away from declaring check mate your opponent "accidentally" knocks the board over. That's like when you're playing Street Fighter IV championship mode and you're pwning a noob and his connection "gets lost" before ... continue reading
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Triple Play 3-in-1 Game

Every boy remembers the day he beat his dad at his own game. It was a long time comin', and pops couldn't have been prouder. But many years have passed since the two of you faced off in a friendly competition, so why not challenge the old man to a rematch with the Triple Play 3-in-1 Game, which features portable checkers, ... continue reading
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Steve Vigar Designs Chess Set

Preserve a piece of your favorite city with this handcrafted chess set by woodworker Steve Vigar. Made of solid zebra wood and whangee (yeah, we're not sure either), the back row pieces feature some of the most famous buildings of San Francisco, Chicago and New York, while individual pawns pay homage to each metropolis's ... continue reading
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Lexon Chess Set by Elise Berthier

A sharp and streamlined update for a classic game, this shiny aluminum chess set looks stunning in any modern home or office. The pieces are laser cut and fit neatly into a sliding tray beneath the board. Designed by Elist Berthier for Lexon, this set has a simple and contemporary appeal in how it subtly recreates ... continue reading
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