I bought a beautiful set of chessmen a few years ago in Stornoway, Scotland that were modelled after the 'Lewis Chessmen.' These were a partial set of Viking chess pieces that were found on beach nearby to Stornaway, on the Isle of Lewis. Pretty cool looking, if I do say. The only problem (other than being a crap chess player) was that I didn't have a board. I wanted something suitably vintage to go with the medieval look of the pieces. Just by chance I was checking out an online auction site the other day and found a nice looking old board. As it happens, my €12 bid won an hour after I bid on it. It hasn't arrived yet, but I'm hoping it'll live up to my expectations, and I can begin learning chess all over again.

Posted on August 10, 2005 and filed under Games, General.