this 3D printed, credit card-sized chess board is perfect for those excruciating train rides at rush hour — as long as you have a seat, and nothing else to do. simply pull out your wallet, in case of emergency, and start assembling. snap off all the pieces and insert them into the board with surgical like precision, all while the subway rattles along — hopefully you went to medical school.
all images courtesy shapeways
this miniature chess board is available for purchase or printing at shapeways. the set comes complete with 40 centimeter size pieces, costing a mere 11-13 USD for endless fun. their loyalty is denoted by design differences and not color, all part of the genius inventiveness of kiriakos christodoulou—aka innovo. you might ask, why not play chess on your phone? well as a rebuttal, you’ve been staring at a screen punching numbers all day; the blue glow of your phone is the last thing you need, and besides, maybe you can make a new friend this way — maybe even a new chess nemesis, that’ll be sure kill your boredom.