This is a video from the recent Moscow Chess Open, where a chess-playing robotic arm (we’ll call it Robby Fischer) broke a 7-year old’s finger by pinning it to the board because the boy “did not give the robot enough time to respond to his most recent move.” Never rush
In other sports bloopers, this is a video of Polish National Chess Champion Pawel Teclaf making a game-losing move during the World Blitz Chess Championship and instantly becoming so upset with himself he falls out of his chair. Who knew chess was such an action sport? For reference, I would
This is a video of 25-year old International Chess Federation (Fédération Internationale des Échecs, FIDE) master Alexandra Botez challenging three of the best hustlers in New York City’s Union Square Park. She takes the first two easily before losing to ‘Russian Paul’, who’s widely considered the best in the park
This is a small series of children’s board games (plus Cooties) reimagined as horror movie posters by Nashville, Tennessee based merchandise designer and scary movie fan Justin Bryant (physical posters up to 24″ x 36″ available at his shop here). I thought they were all very well executed. You want
This is the officially licensed The Goonies Monopoly game made by Monopoly bastardizer USAOPOLY. It costs around $42 on Amazon and comes with properties based on movie locations, six custom sculpted tokens (little girl’s bike, copper bones, gold doubloon, statue of David, Willy’s eye patch, and skull & cross bones.
This is a video from the folks at Youtube channel TITANS of CNC: Academy of a single massive block of metal being machined into a 500-pound chessboard. That…damn, that’s going to be tough to flip when I lose.