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Vertikal Gravity Chess

A Bizarre Twist in the Game of Chess

Vertikal Gravity Chess

A Bizarre Twist in the Game of Chess

pledged of 20.000 $pledged of 20.000 $ goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 4 2017 5:20 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 4, 2017

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About

     People have enjoyed the game of chess for nearly 1500 years. Though the rules of modern chess are well established, creating new twists can give variety and added challenges. Wherefore, I now present to you Vertikal Gravity Chess, the cylindrically shaped magnetic chess board which rotates on a horizontal axis. This adds a new degree of difficulty to the game by denying your opponent good visibility of your moves; and no, you cannot see his moves either. More concentration, focus and memory are required.

     The board and base are manufactured of clear coated carbon steel. The unique game pieces have been individually machined from aluminum and brass, which are then completed with a felt padded magnetic base for smooth play. I offer both manually and electrically actuated game boards. Other options may include:  graphically designed board art and a matching, individually machined set of magnetic checkers.

Risks and challenges

One of the challenges I anticipated is the time requirements to individually machine 32 chess pieces for every game set. Although the pieces can be machined at a brisk pace. I can only produce so many in a day. If demand for chess sets becomes higher than anticipated, I can overcome the time issue by adding machines to my lineup thereby doubling or tripling output.

I share shop space with a sheet metal company that should have no trouble staying ahead the sheet metal work. They'll be cutting, bending and fastening the boards.

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