The traditional game of Chess is played on a chess board 8 x 8 cells in size with 16 white and 16 black pieces,
Europe’s first big contribution to Chess and Chess Boards came about AD 1,000 - a chequered board to assist the eye (before this time the board was unchequered).The checkered board with its light and dark squares were a European invention around 1100. In 1090 the revenue department, of Normandy and England, called Eschecker and exchequer, adapted the chess board for accounting purposes, after the chess board. The board was used to calculate money owed. Boards with alternating light and dark squares were later introduced.
In 1125, the first folding chess board was invented by a priest devised a secretive folding board when Bishop Guy of Paris threatened to excommunicate any priest caught playing chess.
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Natural Cocoa Leaf Chessboard $800.00 789.60 CAD 540.24 EUR 389.12 GBP
This is a one of a kind natural cocoa leaf chessboard measuring 26" x 26" with 2 3/8" squares.
Natural Mussel Shell Chessboard Price: $800.00 789.60 CAD 540.24 EUR 389.12 GBP
This is a one of a kind hand made mussel shell chessboard completely hand made in Ecuador.
Natural Coconut Chess Board Price: $800.00 789.60 CAD 540.24 EUR 389.12 GBP
This is a hand made chessboard from Ecuador made of natural coconut shell with a beautiful finish.
The Executive Round edge Series of Chess Boards Price: $125.00 123.38 CAD 84.41 EUR 60.80 GBP
This flat, rounded edge series of chess boards are well suited to some of our more hand-carved decoration and luxurious Staunton sets. These baords have been very well hand crafted and finished and will add significantly to the overall appearance of a quality chess set. The finish is in a beeswaxed lacquer which provides an excellent sheen.