preset-chess

If you’re one of those people that loves a good game of chess, but wants to save as much time as possible by skipping the whole initial setup thing, you need to check out Preset Chess. The game that takes an afternoon to learn but a lifetime to master has gotten an upgrade with Preset Chess in the form of a CNC-routed hardwood holder that stores all of the hand-detailed rosewood pieces in the proper places when you’re not using the board or when a piece has been captured. When you’re ready for a game, simply flip the entire setup and push the magnetic board out where all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will be ready to go in their proper locations. The lightweight package measures 7.5” x 7.5”, so it’s also easy to travel with for an afternoon game in the park or entertainment on the plane.

Retro-Video-Game-Puzzle-IF2

We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?