This Batman chess set would be a great gift for all the hardcore Batman fans out there. Chess is a game that has a history of more than a thousand years and has evolved through the ages. Starting out as a game for the royalty, today it is played by anyone and everyone. The range of chess sets these days is incredible. One can find cheaper versions made of plastic worth a few bucks to handcrafted antique chess sets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here is a chess set, which is on the expensive side, with a price tag of $795. This chess set will take those nerdy Batman memorabilia collectors to their ‘nerdvana’ or make a kid very very happy.
As you can see in the picture below, there is a Batman symbol, which upon being pressed illuminates the 50 LED lights, which give you a view of Gotham City beneath the clear playing surface, and throws up the Batman signal in the sky. Talk about the coolest chess set ever! The pawns on the Batman’s side have the Bat signal, while on the bad-guy side is a time-bomb. The main players on Batman’s side are Batman, his side-kick Robin, Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon, while on the other side are Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, among others. The set is about 20 inches wide, and the size of the pieces range from 2.5 to 5.5 inches, which are made from fine pewter and die-cast metal.
I can imagine that there will be a lot of fighting as to who will get to play on the Batman’s side. Though its late for Christmas, one can always buy this for somebody’s birthday. You can get this cool and unique chess set from the Noble Collection website. These guys even have a Quidditch chess set for the Harry Potter fans.