Sunday, July 8, 2012

A different kind of gaming table.

It's an old IKEA coffee table we've had for years. We had painted the stencil patterns back when we bought it. A little while ago I added the vinyl checkerboard sticker (from eBay) and vinyl letters (for algebraic notation). Then I covered it with a few coats of polyurethane.

The chess pieces are cheap plastic knockoffs of the Anri King Arthur set. The little queens to the side are spares for pawn promotion and the discs are wooden checkers. The table and these pieces are more to be kid-proof. I have a roll up mat and some 3x weighted Stauntons (tournament style) too. What I don't know is why I bother since with multiple chess sets I am such a pathetic player.