Skyline Chess

‘Check’ out this London-themed chess board

Skyline Chess

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Instead of simply enjoying the city skyline from Parliament Hill or Peckham multi-storey car park, Londoners can while away a few hours tactically capturing and defending their favourite landmarks on this custom designed chess set. […]

Each piece has been carefully chosen to reflect the nature of a particular building: the old-fashioned rook has been replaced by the Victorian grace of Big Ben whilst the pawn is an unassuming terraced house. The London Eye takes the place of the knight as you can ‘see the whole board’ with it, the Shard plays the role of the queen – the game’s most powerful piece – and the Gherkin represents the bishop, because… it looks most like a bishop. […]