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The Noble Collection Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set - Includes Chess Piece Storage Bags - Officially Licensed Harry Potter Film Set Movie - Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

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The size, style and colour make this board identical to the one seen in The Philosopher’s Stone with the only difference being the lack of gold edging – oh, and the decades of wear by the hands of generations of Weasleys! Play a game of chess with this officially licensed miniature replica of the life-sized chessboard from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, perfect for fans of the Wizarding World!

He later broke it in by losing, once again, to Ron (although Harry saw this more as the fault of Ron's brother, Percy Weasley, who stood over his shoulder and gave him advice). As previously noted, the set comes with three minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.Beautifully crafted in England (the pieces) and Italy (the board), you can expect the superior quality and exquisite attention to detail that separates our chess sets from others on the market. The chessboard was a type of checkerboard that consisted of 64 squares (eight rows and eight columns) arranged in two alternating colours (light and dark). WIZARD'S CHESS - A beautiful recreation of the chess set seen at the climax of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, where Hogwarts' finest ever chess game was played. Looking at it from beneath, you see how it has been build to keep it light, yet sturdy enough for play.

On 2 September 1890, Imelda Reyes could be seen in the Slytherin common room spectating, and offering unsolicited advice on, a Wizard's Chess game between a Slytherin boy and a girl whom he was playing. I never read the books so I’m not sure if it’s explained there but if Professor Quirrell had to play the game alone and probably took the kings spot, couldn’t Ron or Harry, whoever was more competent at chess, do the same and not risk all of their lives? In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the game was depicted with the chess pieces destroying each other (presumably to be fixed with the Mending Charm at the end of the game), but in the book the pieces simply knock each other out and drag captured pieces off the edge of the board. Wizard's Chess was the magical variant of the classic board game Chess, in which the pieces were enchanted to move of their own accord when commanded by the player. The Isle of Lewis chess pieces might not be as recognisable as the world’s-standard Staunton, but their fascinating history – and mystery – make them the perfect choice for Wizard’s Chess.The Regency Chess Company is delighted to finally be able to offer The Isle of Lewis Chess Set (Wizard’s Edition) to Harry Potter fans. Each Hogwarts Crest capsule contains one of ten available Harry Potter characters, one of which is rare, and one of which is an ultra-rare mystery! So, after studying the scene we noticed that the chess pieces are the spitting image of our limited edition, red and cream Isle of Lewis chessmen. The moving pieces seemed to be reasonably sentient, as seen when Harry Potter began learning how to play the game, he used Seamus Finnigan's pieces, which offered him conflicting advice because they knew that he was not a good or experienced player.

Whether playing at home with your family, staying over with a friend or enjoying a road trip, this chess set is the perfect way to bring a touch of the Wizarding World to your day. The great news for chess-loving Potterheads is that you can own a chess set that’s virtually identical to the one played by Harry and Ron – albeit completely inanimate! Get set to continue the latest craze in collectibles with the Harry Potter Magical Capsules, Series 2!Become a wizard with our Noble Collection wands, show your house pride with our badge sets, or simply cuddle up with your very own plush toy. These 4 or 5-star reviews represent the opinions of the individuals who posted them and do not reflect the views of Etsy. Ron sacrificed himself as a game piece so Harry could place the enemy king in checkmate, allowing Harry and Hermione to move on. Most historians believe the chess pieces, carved from walrus ivory and whale tooth, were made in Trondheim, the medieval capital of Norway, in the 12th century.

All torso’s are nicely printed, and together with the (unprinted) legs, they nicely represent how they looked in the movie (see photo further up for comparison). Let’s have a closer look at the different pieces (apologising in advance, it is really hard to photograph black LEGO, in particular next to white). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry had a long history of producing talented Wizard's Chess players, such as the chess master Walter Aragon, as well as Brian Gagwilde, both of whom later became Headmasters at the school.The Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set includes 32 moulded plastic chess pieces (each inspired by the grand statues seen in the film), and a folding playing board. Ron's battered wizard chess set' was one out of the thirty-two options generated by an old feature [23] on Pottermore, 'Wonderful wizarding world happiness generator', which was about things that could cast away the Blue Monday blues. A 40-page 2-1/2 x 3" book features information about the game, behind-the-scenes information from the film, full-colour photos from the film and instructions for playing.

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