OVERVIEW: Perhaps the most well-known and widespread game of all time, Chess has provided countless hours of entertainment and challenge throughout history. With variations and related games as numerous as there are players, Chess can be found in some form in almost every culture. The rules and strategies for Chess have been published in nearly every language in every country. A rulebook is not provided with this game.
MODERN ORIGINS: Europe 1400CE
AUTHENTICITY: 100% *What we changed: Chess is a well documented game that required no modifications from us!
HISTORY: The earliest origins of Chess can be dated to circa 500CE in India. At the time, the game used different pieces, different movement, and a different board. As the game spread throughout the world, every culture made changes to the rules and pieces, as well as combining elements from their own popular games. It wasn't until the 1400's that Chess began to resemble the game we know today.
Chess is presented in a suede leather pouch that unfolds to reveal a beautifully etched game board and natural marble playing pieces. Due to the wide array of variations and the extensive volume of text available, this game does not include a rule booklet.
This compact take-anywhere / play-anywhere format ensures that your new game will always be accessible. The natural materials make this game stand out and are sure to be noticed. The patterns and imperfections on each piece and board add beauty and authenticity and also ensure that each copy is unique.
- Durable, Portable, and hand-made in the USA using LASER technology and natural materials
- Includes an 11" suede leather board with satin drawstring cord, and 32 playing pieces of 2 colors
(colors will vary)