October’s Featured Chess Set is part of the collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame. Since its creation in 1986, the WCHOF has endeavored to highlight the history and cultural significance of the game of chess. The WCHOF collection is diverse, including sets once owned by legendary players, mass-produced sets with lively pop culture themes, antique ivory sets, travel sets, as well as early computer chess sets. Through these artifacts, the WCHOF illustrates how chess has evolved through the course of its over 1500-year history.
Witches, cats, ghosts, bats, and other spooky creatures creep across the board in this Halloween-themed set. The unique handmade game has wooden Staunton-style pieces, which have been partially or fully covered in clay and painted. The board has also been hand painted, and each of its squares bears a different eerie image including a witch’s cauldron, a demon, and a dancing skeleton.
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