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Nonessentials Chess Set

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 frustrat...

Jet Pack 2.0

Jet Pack 2.0

Most backpacks suggest you’re toting thick textbooks everywhere you go. That’s fine if you are scurrying between classes, but if you’ve left school in the rearview mirror, consider a bag a little different. The Jet Pack 2.0 is the backpack designed for your grown-up tech, and it boasts a unique fractal design that is equal parts professional and fun. The proprietary tessellated panel offers lightweight protection, while the coated fabric and zippers keep everything dry. Inside you’ll even find a 15” faux fur lined laptop sleeve to keep your computer all spiffy. Each is packed with an Airmesh ventilated shoulder harness and back panel, a storm flap zippered front pocket, and a look that will stand out.

Typographic Chess Set

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...

Mars Made Chess Set

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 b...

Hardware Chess Set

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 mak...

3 Man Chess

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...

Chess Bottle Stop Set

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 ...

Lego Chess Set

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...

Tonino Lamborghini Chess Set

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. ...

12 Bad-Ass Chess Sets

12 Bad-Ass Chess Sets

The game of chess takes cunning and intelligence and can sometimes be incredibly intense. But your standard Chess Set just doesn't reflect the same intensity. If you prefer to play on a board that's as mighty as your chess maneuvers then check out these 12 Bad Ass Chess Sets....

Chalk Chess

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 t...

3D Chessboard

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'l...

Skeleton Key Chess Set

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 n...

Triple Play 3-in-1 Game

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-i...

Steve Vigar Designs Chess Set

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 indivi...