The Zombie Hand Painted Chess Set

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  • Presented on a stunning 16 inch board
  • Exquisitely ornate.
  • Beautifully crafted in Italy.
  • 3 inch king.
  • Felted bases.

THE PIECES

The Kings exude a royal aura, while their Queens are equally formidable. In the emerald army, the Bishop is a ghastly figure cloaked in shadows, wielding a staff adorned with a grim skull. Their cloaks may conceal their hue, but the steeds are nothing but skeletons, yet when paired with their riders, these knights are an eerie force to be reckoned with. Embracing the skeletal motif, pawns brandish swords and shields to defend their armies, but the most striking pieces in this set are the rooks, one crowned with a towering demonic skull and the other with a castle perched atop a mountain of skulls.

This exquisite chess set features intricately designed pieces, inspired by the eerie beauty of skeletal figures. Each army presents a distinct color palette, with one donning elegant blue and purple hues, while the other exudes a more rustic charm with shades of brown, green, and orange. The two opposing forces meet on a magnificent 16-inch board crafted from luxurious walnut and maple, imported from Spain. Although the Zombie Chess Men can also be purchased without the board, it remains a coveted gift for any fan of the undead genre.

THE STORY

Brought to life through the reanimation of human remains, Zombies are mythical undead entities commonly featured in the realms of fantasy and horror. Stemming from Haitian customs, the creation of a zombie involves various methods, with magic over deceased bodies being the most well-known. In modern times, zombies are more apt to evolve through scientific means such as mental illness, diseases, viruses, and other scientific mishaps, rather than the traditional magical influence. Infamous since 1819, the English word "zombie" has its roots in West African origin, as stated in The Oxford English Dictionary, with a comparison to the words "nzambi" (god) and "zombi" (fetish) from the Kongo language.

Published in 1929 by W B Seabrook, The Magic Island delivers a spellbinding tale of one's encounter with Haitian voodoo cults. A pioneer in introducing the concept of the voodoo zombie to Western culture, this literary masterpiece has stood the test of time and continues to captivate audiences. Through the evolution of literature, Zombies have been portrayed as mindless minions controlled by an evil force, while horror movies have transformed them into flesh-eating creatures with a taste for brains. Despite their unearthly nature, Zombies have become a source of endless fascination and entertainment, captivating audiences through books, television, and the increasingly popular Zombie conventions.

Includes:

  • 1 chess board
  • 32 chessmen
  • 1 rules booklet
  • Two year warranty

Specification:

King Height 3.25 inches
King Base Diameter 1 inches
King Weight 21.8 grams
Pawn Height 2.5 inches
Pawn Weight 18 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1 inches
Weight 2.5 kg
Materials Crushed stone resin, Maple, Walnut
Style Themed
Number of Queens 2
Board Size 15.75 inches
Board Thickness 0.6 inches
Square Size 1.75 inches