WE Games Franklin Mint's Official 50th Anniversary Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set
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- Play where no man has played before… on a whole new plane! The chess set first seen in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode 'Charlie X.' The 32 game pieces are precision cast and coated with sterling silver or 24 karat gold!
- Includes a collectible booklet containing the history of the game and rules of play. Everything you need to start your intergalactic chess playing expedition! Hone your tridimensional chess in preparation for your next match with Mr. Spock with this sensational Star Trek 50th Anniversary Tridimensional Chess Set from The Franklin Mint.
- Celebrate 50 years of the series that took us where no series had gone before with this chess set that brings the world of Star Trek off the U.S.S. Enterprise and into your reality. The set was created to emulate the one first seen in The Original Series episode 'Charlie X' where Captain Kirk beats Spock. It's a stunning showpiece, moving the star Trek saga into a bold new dimension!
- Ages 9 and up. The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Tridimensional Chess Set is bold, distinctive, and has everything you'll need to start your intergalactic chess playing expedition. The 32 game pieces are precision cast and coated with sterling silver or 24 karat gold.
- At 14-inches tall, the set towers over your table with three 4 1/4-inch square main playing boards and four movable 2 1/10-inch square 'attack boards.' Your set also comes with a special collectible booklet containing the history of the game and the rules of play.
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WE Games has been making the world’s best traditional games since 1977. Our games are crafted with high quality sustainable materials with attention to fine details. Because they are timeless and beautiful, they are often kept out on a coffee table for all to enjoy. We love bringing people together with our classic board games, and we know the joy of the game will be passed down to the next generation along with the board game itself.
The Star Trek Tridimensional chess set is bold, distinctive, eminently logical, and has everything you’ll need to start your intergalactic chess playing expedition. The 32 game pieces are precision cast and coated in sterling silver or 24 karat gold, with three main playing boards, and four moveable “attack boards”. It also comes complete with a specially designed collectible booklet containing the history of the game and the rules of play. It is a stunning showpiece, moving the Star Trek saga into a bold new dimension. This chess set, from the Franklin Mint, is being released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek TV series. The release is also timed in conjunction with the anticipated film Star Trek Beyond, the 13th film in the 50 year Star Trek franchise, being released summer of 2016. Since its inception in 1964, Star Trek has captured the hearts and minds of fans eager for a brighter future. The series’ views and ideas have moved beyond the screen and inspired the world outside of Science Fiction. Since the debut of “Court Martial” fans have been fascinated with the Tri-dimensional chess set featured in the episode. There have been many pop culture references to it, including episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Doctor Who”.
HISTORY OF CHESS
Chess is one of the world’s most popular and beloved games with over 600 million players worldwide. The game is played in chess clubs, homes, and schools, online, via mail or email, and in tournaments. The theory and composition of chess reflects both art and science. Playing the game is known to increase brain power.
Early forms of chess are thought to have originated in northern India or Afghanistan sometime prior to 600 A.D. The game first came to Europe via Italy and Spain from Persia through trade routes around 1000 A.D. Another theory suggests the game was brought to Europe by the Moors who invaded Spain in the 8th century. Vikings took the game further north to Scandinavia and Iceland. Chess as we know it today emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century.
Today’s chessmen were given their names by Europeans who probably were unable to pronounce the Persian names for the pieces. The six different chess pieces offer a snap shot of medieval life with its ceremonies, wars, and grandeur. The king, queen, bishop, rook, knight, and pawn represent the very way in which the ordinary men and noblemen lived their lives during medieval times.
The next time you play chess, know that you belong to a beloved tradition extending through many generations and embracing many nations.
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF CHESS
Numerous studies have demonstrated a link between chess playing and improvements in educational performance. From visualization and strategic thinking to enhanced memory and concentration, the benefits of chess playing are infinite. It is not surprising that children who play chess are able to process complex cognitive tasks, with data indicating that young children utilize higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities.
BOARD GAMES ARE GOOD FOR YOU
Did you know that playing board games can teach important social skills like verbal communication, being patient, sharing, taking turns and enjoying interactions with others? Games like Chess foster the ability to focus and lengthens the player's attention span. Playing games is an easy and excellent way to spend unhurried, enjoyable time together. They are also rich in learning opportunities.
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So I decided to cough up the extra money and get the 50th anniversary edition. Well... They are identical in every way. On this one, the middle board was totally crooked. Way worse than my 1994 set. Totally unusable. I sent it back.
The color on the boards is stunning when the sun is shinning through them. The plating on the stand and the pieces is perfect. Brilliant. If they had made the scale bigger and did quality control on the alignment of the boards, this would be worth even more. As it is, these are totally unfit for display or play. I am keeping my 1994 set and displaying it, but I'm pretty unhappy about it.