Many of you have heard the story of the Ultimate Chess Set. It was developed by Dewain R. Barber. The goal was to create the best weighted chess set on the market. He more than accomplished the goal. The Ultimate Set was the top set on the market for ages.
Unfortunately, the company who made the set for us went out of business unexpectedly. Instead of contacting us about our mold that we paid more than $15,000 for, it was melted for scrap. The same mold today will cost north of $40,000.
Many of you have been in touch with me about when I will be getting the set back in stock. As small business owner the cost of a new mold is just way too steep for me. This is why I am starting this KickStarter Campaign.
The Ultimate Chess Set was one of the top of the line chess sets of the last 40 years. Extremely durable with a great weighting system that weighs in at well over 3lbs! The King is 3 5/8" with a 1 1/2" base having a thick green felt.
BOARD IS NOT INCLUDED
Risks and challenges
The hardest part of this project was to find a company that can complete all aspects of the project for me at a reasonable price. Luckily I have been able to do this. The will create the weights and mold the pieces and felt them with the thick felt.
I would not come to the public for a KickStarter campaign unless I was able to find a company that could complete the project for me.
A successful campaign for the Ultimate Chess Set will allow me to start some of my other projects. I have a roll-up travel sensory chess board and a basic chess clock in development right now.
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