"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). http://www.sjgames.com/tilechess/index.html 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.... ;) Carol -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 "You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them." -- Qur'an al-Isra' 17:36 (1978 Khalifa translation)