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Re: [Rabbits] Pocket-sized chess set?

  • FromDataPacRat <datapacrat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSun, 25 Jun 2006 14:51:54 -0400
"Carol Townsend" <carol.townsend@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 6/24/06, DataPacRat <datapacrat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> My brother likes wearing bandannas, and likes Chess - so, for his
> birthday (Jul 24), I've ordered him the Chessboard Bandanna, from
> http://www.warehouse23.com/item.cgi?LAB018 .
> Now, it's hard to play chess without chess pieces, so to make his
> present even better, I'm hoping to find some sort of pocket-sized
> chess set. The only ones I've been able to find online are the
> magnetic boards, which kind of defeat the purpose of the bandanna.
> Ideally, something the size of a credit card or two, or would
> otherwise fit inside a wallet, would be perfect; maybe even something
> based on those new pop-open-and-assemble cards (ala that pirate CCG).
> Does anybody know of anything being sold along these lines?

If you were on Warehouse23 and you didn't see Tile Chess, go back
there.... it's a Steve Jackson game and you get 6 sets all 16 pieces
printed on nice thick cardstock.  Each is in a different color (mostly
white pictures of the standard symbols for each piece, on say like
red, blue, green or black background).  They fit *perfectly* into the
spaces of the chessboard bandana, so you can grab two sets of
cardboard tiles, toss 'em in a small box (my entire set of 6 fits
nicely into a standard metal CCG card box, or would fit in a basic
Band-aid box... just to give you sizing ideas).


Tile chess is an interesting game - you build the board as you play.
I'd recommend it for anyone who is a chess buff, and you can have up
to 6 players at once.

Hmm.... makes me wonder if there's a combined Tile Chess/Pyramids game
out there yet....   ;)

-former MiB (full time Rabbit!)

Tile Chess, you say? I had noticed it, but had assumed that the tiles
were rather larger than the bandanna's squares... but if you say
otherwise, it sounds ideal for what I have in mind; thank you kindly.

Thank you for your time,
DataPacRat         VA3BOS
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