After a year of creating elegant chess boards, we have branched out! We are excited to introduce to you our new PORTABLE chess sets!
A NEW WAY OF THINKING :
We found that Queen Squared was appealing to only a specific market. Yet with our love and appreciation of chess, we truly yearned to appeal to everyone - no matter the age, class, or gender. We continuously brainstormed ideas of ways to create a chess set that was affordable to everyone, while also offering easy portability. It was also very important to us that we create the board in the most ecologically friendly way available to us.
THE BIRTH OF OUR NEWEST PRODUCT ...
"We both work off each others ideas. It is a fun process for us! Two minds are better than one!"
Plane, train, boat, bike... however you decide to travel
this summer, we are positive you will be able to take "CHESS SQUARED"
along for the fun!
About CHESS SQUARED...
Why did we decide to make it into a folded square?
During the development process…we noticed that "rolling up" the fabric board not only left the board oddly wrinkled, it needed an external carrying case for the pieces.
So we thought… If we simply fold the board into four equal quadrants, the fabric will be less likely to wrinkle and would nicely fold up into an easy to store, compact SQUARE!
It’s all you need in one little square pouch!
*Approximate Measurements (due to the fact that each set is handmade, small variations in the product dimensions are normal.)
- 1'x1' Board fully opened
- 6"x6" Board folded completely and tied
- Dry clean or wash cold on gentle cycle and lay flat to dry
- Double-sided cloth board, hemp & wood accents
- Made with the environment in mind, we always use re-purposed materials, hemp, and wood accents.
- Has easy to carry hemp sling handle.
The pocket on the outside carries all of the ceramic pieces perfectly
About the pieces...
This chess set folds up neatly into a square, portable, carrying case. We use the most durable clays available. Each piece is approx. 1’’x1’’ SQUARE TOKEN with stamped Chess symbols. Because they are made from ceramic they are beautifully glazed on the top and sides. The bottom is unglazed due to the glazing process. This allows the pieces to create more friction with the board, eliminating the issue of pieces sliding around the board unintentionally - ESPECIALLY ON UNEVEN SURFACES making it easy to play on long car rides or while laying out on a sandy beach!
Each Square has a 100% cotton Queen Squared logo tag. We use natural wood and hemp accents.
Once we finish the complete set we'll add a Canvas Tag that includes care instructions and CHESS SQUARED product information. We package our Chess Squared Sets in Eco-friendly packaging, shipped to you and/or the person of your choice (includes personalized gift note option at no extra charge).
Risks and challenges
You might think one of our challenges would be completing our rewards from our last Kickstarter. But we can reassure you that we have completed all rewards from our previous Chess Set project. Our risks with this project consist of possible delays in deadlines due to high volume orders. We hope to avoid this challenge of fulfilling orders by the two of us we have already began to make sure we will have enough supplies for the needed orders. This will make the risk of not getting them on time less likely!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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