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A fully playable spherical chess set including magnetic pieces, a finely crafted wooden base & a steel globe sphere.
A fully playable spherical chess set including magnetic pieces, a finely crafted wooden base & a steel globe sphere.
A fully playable spherical chess set including magnetic pieces, a finely crafted wooden base & a steel globe sphere.
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797 backers pledged $50,445 to help bring this project to life.

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Spherical Chess Set (Fully Playable)

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Spherical Chess Set 

Chess Meets Art. No Edges. New Strategies. New Gameplay. Chess Evolved.

A Steel Sphere with an Elegant Wooden Base
A Steel Sphere with an Elegant Wooden Base

 

 

  

 

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How to Play

This spherical chess set can be played like regular chess but without any edges! Discover exciting new strategies and gameplay tactics on a grid without limits! You'll be surprised by how powerful some pieces have become!

Why Kickstarter?

Exactly 3 years ago this week my lifelong love affair with the Kickstarter community began. While still in college I invented the illumibowl toilet night light and launched it right here on Kickstarter. Since then it  has exploded into a worldwide sensation. But while Illumibowl is my full time job by day, by night my inner inventor and artist can't help but constantly be tinkering and creating. There is a part of me that always needs to be pushing the boundaries of what already exists and search out ways to create something new. 

This spherical chess set has been a passion project for me. Chess was one of my favorite board games growing up as. I loved the thought and skill that was required to master it and I spent many many hours playing it with friends & family. But, over the years I found myself playing it less and with time I stopped playing it all together...

Fast forward to almost a year ago when someone showed me some artistic home made renditions of a chess board on a spherical plane. I was instantly intrigued. Try as I might I just couldn't get the idea out of my mind. My old childhood passion for chess flared up and my inner artist couldn't get the concept out of my mind. I started to look around wanting to buy a spherical chess board & much to my surprise I couldn't find it anywhere! Why didn't this exist already? How is it that no one has made this?! It was then and there that I decided to make it myself. And what better place to bring to life amazing projects that combine classic games with modern twists than Kickstarter!

FROM IDEA TO REALITY

EARLY PROTOTYPES 

It all started with a simple drawing...

Soon I began experimenting with different methods of how to solve the problem of adding classic chess pieces on a spherical plane. The obvious solution was magnets, but what was the best piece to use them?

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are many variables when dealing with overseas manufacturers that we have been able to learn. We have been able to stream-line production & cut down risk significantly. We have confirmed samples and are confident in the abilities of our now tried and tested manufacturers. There can always be delays with factories & ports due to unforeseen storms, strikes & political variables but we have done everything to mitigate these risks and we are extremely confident in our ability to give all of our backers the best Globe Chess™ experience ever.

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