Illustration for article titled Straight-Up Wall Chess Makes Knocking-Over Your King More Dramatic

Sure, these chess sets aren't quite as neat as the vertical Tri-D chess in Star Trek, but by turning the game through 90 degrees and hanging it on the wall they do turn it into a sort of art masterpiece. That'd be assuming you play well—with my playing style it'd be more like a kid's painting disaster. Still, toppling your king from the board in resignation does get an extra kind of fatal symbolism. The choice of wood is customizable, and they cost upwards of $100. [Straightupchess via Neatorama]


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