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  1. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    11 Jan '09 01:56
    Generally speaking, i really don't like sets that stray too far from a standard set. However! I just stumbled on this and it looks really nice!

    http://www.velvetcushion.com/toys-games/umbra-wobble-chess-set
  2. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    11 Jan '09 02:07
    great set for bullet games!
  3. 11 Jan '09 02:22
    Oh No.

    Imagine playing blitz chess on that set - all the pieces would
    be wobbling like a plate spinning act at a circus.
  4. 11 Jan '09 02:52
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Generally speaking, i really don't like sets that stray too far from a standard set. However! I just stumbled on this and it looks really nice!

    http://www.velvetcushion.com/toys-games/umbra-wobble-chess-set
    This rocks - literally!
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    11 Jan '09 03:03
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Oh No.

    Imagine playing blitz chess on that set - all the pieces would
    be wobbling like a plate spinning act at a circus.
    You're right! I'd really like to try it out at 1 minute
  6. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    11 Jan '09 03:13
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Oh No.

    Imagine playing blitz chess on that set - all the pieces would
    be wobbling like a plate spinning act at a circus.
    but fall, they will not
  7. 11 Jan '09 10:29
    I posted this in General the other day. It's a chess set to make out of paper/card, but I would suggest weighting the pieces with something!

    http://members.home.nl/papermodels/html/downloads.htm
  8. 11 Jan '09 12:33
    Originally posted by Pawn Qween
    I posted this in General the other day. It's a chess set to make out of paper/card, but I would suggest weighting the pieces with something!

    http://members.home.nl/papermodels/html/downloads.htm
    Has anybody tried making that set up.

    it's all done with Origami.

    I use to work in an Origami Shop once.


    It folded!


    (must remember to put that wee gag in the next Corner) -
    Cheers Pawn Queen.
  9. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    12 Jan '09 12:18
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Generally speaking, i really don't like sets that stray too far from a standard set. However! I just stumbled on this and it looks really nice!

    http://www.velvetcushion.com/toys-games/umbra-wobble-chess-set
    Oh I had the chance to enjoy in front of me a similar set at a Mall in Athens; once you finger the Black Queen she starts actin like Irma La Douce

    but that's another story
  10. 12 Jan '09 12:23
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Generally speaking, i really don't like sets that stray too far from a standard set. However! I just stumbled on this and it looks really nice!

    http://www.velvetcushion.com/toys-games/umbra-wobble-chess-set
    A very funny chess set, not very usable, but funny...

    However, look at the picture and assess the position. Who has the better play? White or black?
  11. 12 Jan '09 12:48
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    A very funny chess set, not very usable, but funny...

    However, look at the picture and assess the position. Who has the better play? White or black?
    The person who set up that position must have wobbled in from the pub just prior to the photo being taken.
  12. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    12 Jan '09 21:59
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    A very funny chess set, not very usable, but funny...

    However, look at the picture and assess the position. Who has the better play? White or black?
    i like white to play with Nxg3! but...where is whites king?...which is whites king?

    goodness.
  13. 13 Jan '09 20:39
    Great fun set. But the burning question is how do you resign????