Copyright Mark Christopher Garrett 2022
Variations to the standard game of chess are not uncommon.
I have designed a series of new boards, "Courts" that will forever change how chess is viewed and played.
For starters follow the bottom right corner to the top left corner you will see that the blocks, squares change from black to white, this ads a little confusion to the court as its obvious that the Bishops are no longer confined to a single color square. Now don't get me wrong, I did not change any rules or reinvent the game of chess, I just modernized it a little and I think made it a little more challenging, if not entertaining. Another noticeable change is now the Kings and Queens sit enthroned on their own proper color.
I know a lot of hard core chess players are cringing while reading this, and I firmly believe Standard Chess is hear to stay and will always be the standard for competitions and I guess for a lack of better verbiage "Real Chess" but I know there are a lot of people out there that would welcome a change that enhances play, competition, and sportsmanship.
Chess has always been a game of and for thinkers, these new "Courts" I have designed really challenge the mind with visual illusions designed to confuse the players senses.
Also, along with the New Courts Chess boards I am also releasing standard Chess boards and pieces in school colors.
Chess has stayed complacent for too long, now is the time for something different, something new, something fun!
These boards "Courts" are Trademarked and Copyrighted by Mark Christopher Garrett and are available through him exclusively.
Today I burned the screen and printed the Limited Edition for the "Eagle head" print, I shot the whole thing on video for all to see.