Friday, October 31, 2008

Straight Up Chess

Just when I thought chess could not get any more novel, it does.


Check out straightupchess.com The basic idea behind these boards is to make chess more artful by making the game into a piece of art ... hanging the game on the wall if you will. Very clever.

I wonder when the next leap will be ... LCD touch-screens with a chess board and pieces ... connected to FICS, ICC or wherever. I think I saw a commercial or maybe it was Bill Gates' home ... a coffee table that has a computer integrated into it. I seem to remember seeing people play chess on it.

11 comments:

  1. I feel weird looking at this board, like I am drunk a bit.

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  2. I have the same feeling as rollingpawns. It doesn't look like a square (which a chessboard.

    But why in need of all these gadgets. Let us first try to play chess decently the good old fashion way. :-)

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  3. I think it makes a great art piece, and if it encourages, or sparks an interest in people that wouldn't normally play chess to play, then I think it's a great Idea.
    cheers

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