Hanging chess set would be great DIY summer game

May 21, 2007
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I've never had much patience for chess - not enough lasers - but the exception has always been those human-sized outdoor sets you play in the garden.  Graphic designer Wei Lieh Lee might have come up with another exception, however, in his Gazebo Chess Set project with Kevin O'Callaghan: an inverted board of hanging lanterns.

 

 Gazebo Chess Set

Moves are played with the help of a hook on a stick, and while the rules are the same as always I imagine the mental shift required to flip the board over adds a new dimension of trickiness.  The great thing is, this is something you could quite easily recreate in your own garden; a grid of hooks and some simple paper lanterns would make for a fun summer game that you could leave out even with small children running around, and not have to worry that they'd knock all the pieces over.

 Gazebo Chess Set

onthewei [via core77]


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