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Star Wars Chess

Updated on August 30, 2017

Play Star Wars Chess ~ You Can Be The Empire Or The Forces Of The Rebellion

Have you ever heard of Star Wars Chess? Choose your side carefully, Young Jedi. Choose the Dark Side of the Force and your chess pieces will include the Emperor, Lord Sith Darth Vader, General Grievous and A Grievous Body Guard, Jango Fett, Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, and the Storm Troopers. You will be the head of some of the most feared and grusome evil characters of the Star Wars Movies. Choose the Light Side of the Force and your chess pieces will be Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and his twin sister, Princess Leia Organa, Chewbacca, Han Solo, C3PO and R2D2, Padme Amidala, and Clone Troopers.

Star Wars Characters And Their Chess Pieces

The Light Side of the Force Star Wars Chess Playing Pieces: Yoda is the King, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the Queen of the silver pieces on the Star Wars Chess board. The other characters and their playing pieces are: Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa are silver Bishops; Chewbacca and Han Solo are silver Knights; C3PO & R2D2 and Padme Amidala are silver Rooks; The Clone Troopers are the silver Pawns.

The Dark Side of the Force Star Wars Chess Playing Pieces: Emperor Palentine is the King, Sith Lord Darth Vader is the Queen; General Grievous and His Grievous Bodyguard are the black Bishops; Boba Fett and Jango Fett are the black Knights; Darth Maul and Count Dooku are the black Rooks; The Storm Troopers are the black Pawns.

Do You Have A Star Wars Chess Set?

Do You Have A Star Wars Chess Set?

My Favorite Star Wars Chess Set

Gentle Giant has long been a leader in collectibles because they're more than a manufacturing company: Their core business is three dimensional imaging of movie props and actors, providing Hollywood studios the detail they need for accurate replicas. With these same tools, the company is able to make the most accurate replicas on the market.

Gentle Giant's Chess Board

Starting with "Episode II: Attack of the Clones," Gentle Giant has been on-set to scan props, allowing them to create perfect reproductions spanning the entire Star Wars universe. From busts designed after actor and costume scans to goofier items like pink Darth Vader heads and Yodas wearing 3D glasses, they've made something to please almost any fan.

Therein lies the problems with these sorts of figures: In a market that has turned toys into objects of art, is there any way to make these collectibles something buyers are willing to play with, or are they destined to sit on display unused? Gentle Giant may have found the best of both worlds by creating a Star Wars chess set: It maintains the company's attention to detail, yet is constructed in a way that it can look just as good after years of use.

Here's a picture of the chess pieces that come with the collectible Star Wars chess set.  Photo Credit:  Amazon
Here's a picture of the chess pieces that come with the collectible Star Wars chess set. Photo Credit: Amazon

Star Wars Pewter Chess Pieces

Central to this set are 32 pewter figures based on the original trilogy. Black pieces are coated in gold, while silver is used for the white pieces.

The Rebellion (White)

Pawns: Rebel Pilots

Rooks: X-Wings

Bishops: R2D2 and C3PO

Knights: Chewbacca and Han Solo

Queen: Princess Leia

King: Luke Skywalker

The Empire (Black)

Pawns: Storm Troopers

Rooks: TIE Fighters

Bishops: Imperial Guards

Knights: Boba Fett and Admiral Tarkin

Queen: Darth Vader

King: The Emperor

The board itself is made from a combination of MDF and polyresin with a glass play surface displaying an outline of the Death Star. Each side also has a built-in drawer with a form-fitting tray to safely store the pieces when not in use.

More Great Chess Sets

Viking Chess Sset

Get a picture of the lego viking chess set too.

Wizard's Chess - Harry Potter's Wizard's Chess

Pictures Of Chess Pieces ~ The Queen

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