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Fun but be careful!
Shot Glass Chess Set
Member Name: GeoffHurst
Shot Glass Chess Set
Advantages: Decent quality, good for shot glasses!
Disadvantages: Hard to deicde what drinks are suitable
I bought Shot Chess mainly thinking it would be a fun way to get drunk and partly to enjoy one of the worlds oldest and most famous games - a bit like when you browse at an old church when your on the way to the pub in Tenerife... And I got half my wish.
The board is as you would expect, and the shot glasses have picture of the piece the represent on them. Unfortunately, this image is printed just once on each glass, meaning either you or your opponent can't see what is what without moving around to board. This is obviously a royal pain. This also means you make mistakes. And lots of them. Every time you do a shot you ability plummets that bit further. You have to decide does the player who just took your piece do the shot, or do you have to do a piece when you take it - we decided on the later using the simplified logic that the person taking the most pieces is the better player and therefore should have to get drunker to level it out.
We found that due to the high level of mistakes and drunkenness a game that would normally take around 30-60 minutes, took around 15 minutes. Then you have all the remaining shots to polish off. The result was that I got very very drunk, very very quickly, and as a result just felt quite sick for the next couple of hours. This was probably our fault for using straight whiskey, but we considered that if we used beer it would be less than a pint and it would take forever to drink and go flat. We should have gone for a spirit and mixer combo.
I have only ever played it once due to this experience.
I would only recommend this to keen chess players who are more restrained with alcohol than I.
Summary: Be more restrained than straight spirits!