Chess game

Design: Piet Design

The predecessor of the game of chess as we know it today, originated at the beginning of the 7th century in India. Within a few centuries, the game spread to Europe via Persia and eventually conquered the whole world.

The first chess pieces were based on the parts of an Indian army: foot soldiers, horsemen, elephants and chariots. In the course of time, not only the pieces themselves, but also the rules of the game have been modified. For example, in the original version there were elephants, but no queen. She only appeared in the Middle Ages as a replacement for the king’s counselor.

Chess pieces were first carved from ivory or bone. Later they were turned from wood and nowadays they are made from all kinds of materials: ceramics, metal, plastic and… paper.

With this package you can make a complete chess game, including chess board.
The pieces are about 4 cm high.
The chessboard is 24 x 24 cm.

No scissors or glue needed.
Extensive building instructions on the inside of the folder.



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