Adam J Purcell

Star Wars: Saga Edition Chess Set

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Players
2
Play time
60 minutes
Designer
(Uncredited)
Publishers
(Public Domain), (Unknown), 3M, ABRA, Adams Brothers & Shardlow Ltd., Air France, Alexander, Allied Van Lines, Ancient Chess, Arrco Playing Card Co., Bar-Zim, Bayerwald Spiele, Bello Games New York, Inc., Berwick's Toy Co. Ltd., Big League Promotions Corp., Bisonte, Blatz, Bozart Toys, Cardinal, à la carte AG, Cayro, the games, CCI India, Chad Valley Co Ltd., Challenge Master Game Co Ltd, Character Games LTD, Chess Geeks, ChessUSA, CHH Games, Chupa Chups, Classic Games, Coca-Cola, Colombine BVBA, Comedy Central, Comedy Partners, Creative Crafthouse, Creative Educational Aids Pvt. Ltd., Crisloid, Dal Negro, Darmon Diffusion, David Westnedge, De La Rue, DeAgostini, Deuce, Dilemma Games, Dourios, DreamWorks, Dynamic Games / Dynamic Design Industries, E.S. Lowe, Efko, EnumeroCribbageBoards, Epoch Playthings, Estrela, Excalibur Electronics, F. W. Woolworth Company, Fame Products, Fifth Avenue Crystal Ltd., Friendly Games, Inc., Fundex, Gibsons, Golden, Guigou, H. Baron, Hartung-Spiele, Hasbro, Hausemann & Hötte N.V., Hexagames (I), Holdson, Homas Spelen, House Martin, House of Marbles, House of Staunton, Imaginarium, innovative KIDS, Inovac Rima SA, Invicta Games, John Jaques of London, Jumbo, K & C Ltd, K.E. Mathiasen A/S, King International, Kingsway Inc, Kitfix Swallow Group, Klee, Klopffleisch, L. P. Septímio, Lagoon Games, Lardy International, LEGO, Lindop (William Lindop LTD), Longfield Games, Ludens Planet, Magnetic Poetry Inc, Majora, Manchester United Football Club, Marigó, The Mark of Westminster, Masters Games, Mattel, MB Jeux, MB Spellen, Melissa & Doug, Merit, Milton Bradley, Monkey Pod Games, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Musketeer Chess, Neroulia, nestorgames, Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Noble Collection, Noris Spiele, O'Gowna Studio, The Op, Open Board Games, Oriental Trading Company, Pacific Game Company, Parker Brothers, Patch Products, Paul Lamond Games Ltd, Pavilion, Peri Spiele, Piatnik, Piet Hein A/S, Pin International, Pleasantime Games, Poptoy, Pressman Toy Corp., Ramsons, Research Games, Inc. / Athol / RGI / ARC, Revanche Spelen, Robin and Nell Dale, Rong Fa, Sababa Toys, Inc., Schmidt Spiele, Selchow & Righter, Si-Si-Spiele, Skor-Mor, Sophisticated Games, Spear's Games, Spencer Gifts, Sterling Games, Studio Anne Carlton (SAC), Sunrise Chess & Games, Super Accord, Søstrene Grene, Tactic, Tesco, Tezuka Productions, Thomas Salter Ltd, Toy Brokers Ltd, U3, Vilac, Volume-One Products, Waddingtons, Walt Disney Productions, Węgiel, Western Publishing Company, Westside Fun Games, WHSmith, Wicked Vision, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Winning Moves Games (USA), Wizards of the Coast, WizKids, Wm F. Drueke & Sons, Inc., Wood Expressions, WorldWise Imports, LLC, Οδύσσεια
Year
1475
Rating
7.11 (BGG average)

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Chess is a two-player, abstract strategy board game that represents medieval warfare on an 8x8 board with alternating light and dark squares. Opposing pieces, traditionally designated White and Black, are initially lined up on either side. Each type of piece has a unique form of movement and capturing occurs when a piece, via its movement, occupies the square of an opposing piece. Players take turns moving one of their pieces in an attempt to capture, attack, defend, or develop their positions. Chess games can end in checkmate, resignation, or one of several types of draws. Chess is one of the most popular games in the world, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. Between two highly skilled players, chess can be a beautiful thing to watch, and a game can provide great entertainment even for novices. There is also a large literature of books and periodicals about chess, typically featuring games and commentary by chess masters.

The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from a similar, much older game of Indian origin. The tradition of organized competitive chess began in the 16th century. The first official World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886. The current World Champion is Magnus Carlsen, Norway. Chess is also a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee.