You can’t play chess with lipstick, but you can play on an absolutely beautiful board that will serve as a design piece on your coffee table. It’s a game that’s been entertaining for centuries. Early origins of the game can be traced back to India, where it was called Chaturanga (like the yoga pose) before it spread over to Persia and the Middle East. By the 12th century, it was a highly popular game in much of Europe. Pieces were initially crafted in ebony and ivory or stone, but these days, the king and his court can be fashioned out of marble, wood, acrylic, and even porcelain. And these are sets you’ll want to leave out long after you’ve checked your mate’s mate.
Our acrylic New York edition has been featured in Vogue Magazine's list of the Best Indoor Games to Play and Give This Holiday Season.
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