The idea and inspiration to make this wall mounted chess board came from the week-long chess games one of our team members used to have with his father. They would play on a regular board which they placed on a small table in the entrance hall of their house and they would take their turns as they passed by board.
So the “messenger” way of playing was already created then, but when the family bought a dog the dog seemed to be very much interested in the game too – every now and then he would steal some figures or knock the board off the table. This is why the regular chessboard had to be modified a little bit.
The vertical chessboard is made of CNC machined beech wood for long lasting quality with glossy surface. The chess pieces are made of 3D printed Polylactic Acid (PLA) a biodegradable thermoplastic derived from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane. The last move can be indicated with an included printed insert which holds against the side walls of the square.
- Board Dimensions 21 7/8" x 16 3/8" x 1"
- Entire Set weight 5.65 lbs
- King Height 2"
My husband and I love chess, but have not played much since having three kids. This wall-mounted board allows us to play games on our time without taking up space on the table and it spares us the sabotage that little fingers may cause! We love this board and hope others make the purchase too!