The Queen is The Shard, a rook is Big Ben, and so on.
Two British designers loved architecture and chess so much that they combined their passions into Skyline Chess, a game set that replaces traditional game pieces with 3D-printed pieces of iconic buildings in London.
The designers chose the chess pieces’ architectural counterparts after evaluating the role of each game piece in a chess match as well as the symbolic value of the physical buildings in London. Here’s what they decided:
Skyline Chess is currently running a £25,000 Kickstarter campaign to bring the game sets to market and explore more material and city options. The team writes:
We don't want to stop at London.....we have visions of global domination! Why not play your home city against that of your friends or family; London vs. Paris, New York vs. Rome, Dubai vs. Shanghai.”
All images courtesy of Skyline Chess