Channel your inner Elizabeth Harmon with this cool Medieval Chess Set. With each move you make, you’ll be treated to an unbelievable experience. As this board shows us, originally the sides were Red and Black, and not White and Black which is commonplace today. I bet you didn’t know that, did you?
The game of chess is at least 1500 years old. I know that for a fact because I have been around for that long, and I am not even joking. Chess had already found its way into Europe in medieval times, and at some point, it was a subject of art and decoration. It was also incorporated into the knightly style of life in Europe, and that’s fitting, isn’t it? The fact that there is an actual knight piece in the game.
This Chess Set accurately depicts the pieces used in the game as they would have actually looked in medieval times. The king is featured as bearing an actual crown, the knight as galloping on his horse while holding an ax. As you would expect, the queen is gracefully depicted in her armor. She is not holed up in the castle somewhere because it’s an all-out war, and all hands are needed to guarantee absolute victory.
Take one look at the bishop and you will see that he gives off an aura of humility. It’s false, I tell you. With a shield and a sword in his hands, he would take out any of your pieces without hesitating if you leave them unprotected along a diagonal. There is simply no begging this “servant of God” for mercy. The rook is depicted as a towering castle and each pawn is given only a sword. Typical, right? What do they need shields for? After all, they are mostly sacrificial pieces.
A perfect set
The pieces in the Medieval Chess Set are sized differently according to their relative abilities. Although they all have the same diameter (2.3cm) as they are expected to properly fit the boxes on the board, their heights vary. The king and queen are the tallest pieces while the castles and pawns are the shortest pieces. This provides a lovely aesthetic of the board at the start of and during each game.
Also, this chessboard is made of high-quality leather. This makes it easy to roll, unroll, and carry around. It also makes the board waterproof. A little flood shouldn’t stop the war from ensuing, should it? The pattern and grids on the board are embossed/debossed to impress colors that will not fade. The corners of the board are wrapped to improve the durability of the board and give off the medieval vibe.
For every Beth Harmon
Do you know a friend who is a chess lover? Or do you have a kid who has taken a strong liking to Beth Harmon? It’s probably hard for you to gift them an item that is not a chess set, I know. They would love this one though – it is as realistic as anything they have ever seen!
Dexter B. –
I’m more of an average player but I would be lying if I said I didn’t admire the game of chess. This set is the one I decided to get because I also appreciate great art I’m happy to have bought it as I’ve found it to be quite fun to use for practice. The figurines are finely detailed too.
Harry S. –
Being an avid chess player comes with an addiction that doesn’t directly relate to how you play the game, and that is collecting a large selection of chess sets. This medieval one is my newest grab, and I’m happy to have bought it. I think it might be in my top 3 already!