This set does NOT include a board. Made of a cold cast polyresin and then finished in Antique White and Antique Bronze. This set has 3 3/8" tall Kings and an oval base measuring 1 1/4" x 1 7/8. We recommend a larger board of at least 18" x 18" for this set Notice the intricate carvings on the back of the King's, Queen's and Bishop's thrones. In a rather strange geographic quirk, The Isle of Lewis refers to only half of the largest island of the Outer Hebrides which are the Western Isles of Scotland.
The other half of the island is called the Isle of Harris. This set is a reproduction of the chess set on display in the British Museum believed to have been made in Norway in the 12th Century when the Outer Hebrides were under Norwegian rule. Having been made long before current chess standards were established, there are a couple of interesting differences between this set and a modern set.Where normally the Rook is a castle or some other structure, in this case they are portrayed as Norse Warriors known as Berserkers who typically ingested mind altering drugs before going into battle. As a result they fought in an uncontrolled rage with no regard for their own safety or survival.
The pawns which are typically represented as "foot soldiers" are presented here as carved Runes which were used by the Norse to mark the graves of heroes. "Fun" and "Learning" do not have to be mutually exclusive.
This is such a beautiful set that, even when you are not playing, it deserves to be left out just to show the world Hey, look what I got!!! This set is brand new and has never been used so If not for yourself, then the perfect gift.Then, in the box on the left, you can sort by Pieces only, Pieces with Boards, or Boards only. Clicking on this link will bring up a page with our entire E-Bay inventory indexed and cross-referenced. We hope it makes it easier for you to find what you are looking for. EVERYTHING that we list on E-Bay we have IN STOCK in our own warehouse. We NEVER have "back orders".
We will not do it. Thank you for your interest. Cordially, Sir Richard, Lord of the Manor. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Contemporary Chess".
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