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Shot Glass Chess Set
Member Name: Mehmet1st
Shot Glass Chess Set
Advantages: Keeps an old game interesting, and makes drinking interesting
Chess, the most powerful game I think there is, I say this because it's a strategy game where if you look at it closely its like two kingdoms going to war and its survival of the strongest, the most intellect and most strategic.
I have read so many books whether it be fiction or non fiction, that some of these leaders all play chess, something about focusing the mind and thinking of ways to defend against and defeat an enemy and applying it on the field. If you ask me I think some people take this game way too seriously.
If you have never played chess then here is a little run down.
Chess is played by two people. Each player has sixteen pieces he can play with, they are
Two Rooks (or known as Castles)
The player with the white pieces is the one to start the game. A move consists of moving one of the pieces on the board to another square depending on what you want to do, depending which piece you move, as the different pieces have different movement.
King- The king moves one square in any direction, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally
Queen- the queen may move in any straight line, horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.
Rooks (or the Castles)-Moves in a straight line, horizontally or vertically
Bishops- The bishop moves in a straight diagonal line.
Knights- The knight makes a move that consists of first one step in a horizontal or vertical direction, and then one step diagonally in an outward direction.
Pawns- The pawn moves differently, when a pawn does not take its opponent, it moves one square straight forward. When it's taking an opponent it moves diagonally but only in a forward motion
A player can take a piece of the opponent by moving one of his own pieces to the square that is occupied by one of your opponent's pieces. The opponent's piece then is removed from the board, and out of play for the rest of the game.
When the king can be taken with your opponents next move you are in "check" and have to get your king out of the situation, but when the king can be taken with there next move and you have no where left to go then that is "check Mate" and you lose the game.
So if you know all the above moves here is the "shot glass chess" rules
RULES of Shot Glass Chess
Select your favorite alcoholic drinks and pour it into your opponent's 16 glasses.
The following quantities are our recommendations, discovered after extensive research and development:
Pawn: 0.5 parts
Bishop: 1 part
Knight: 1 part
Rook: 2 parts
Queen: 3 parts
King: 2 parts
2. Begin the game of chess as normal. Whenever a player makes a capture he must drink the contents of that piece.
3. Illegal moves are permissible as long as neither player notices.
4. The losing player must drink his own king as the final ignominy of defeat.
Tip: try to use two different colour drinks because along the game you may
forget which piece is yours (even though the pictures on the glasses are in black or white it can get frustrating when you start moving the wrong pieces)
Whoever came up with this little add-on is a genius because I love it.
Using real shot glasses with different shapes and sizes representing which chess piece they are and also a little picture on the shot glass of the chess piece it is (it helps when your drunk, trust me). Board measures 52cm x 52cm, and is 6mm thick all glass chessboard.
I like a good game of chess but I wouldn't spend a lot of money to buy myself a chess set. When I got this shot glass version I just put it out on display as more of a you-can-look-but-not-touch- kind of thing, but then one (drunken) night I decided to play chess and lets just say it was the best chess I have played. It's a gimmick chess set that is one of those kinds of limited editions.
You can get your self one from Amazon for £14.99
Now that's not bad because you get 2-in-1, you get a chess set and extra shot glasses for those over crowded parties.
Just remember as soon as you set up an evening of Shot glass chess, let me know and I'll drink you under your king.
Summary: Classic game with classic drinking, what else could you ask for
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