Giant Chess Game

Huge Chess Game - Taken at th Minnesota renassiance Festival 8-30-2008.
@webeishere (36382)
United States
September 3, 2008 7:11pm CST
Well after many attempts to add this photo I had to resort to reducing it greatly in size. But it let it load finally. Hahahaha! I was at the Minnesota Renassiance Festival on 8-30 (Saturday). Many things to see, enjoy, and participate in. One thing a person could participate in was a giant game of chess. It cost $5 per person to play a game. One could play with a friend or one of the Renassiance actors if they wished. I did not play but I sat to rest watching this young boy play. It was fun to see. Have you ever seen a chess game that was a lot bigger than a table model? Have you ever played one like this as well? Do you even play chess normally? I play chess with my son now and then. But have not played in a year or so. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I saw one once that used live people as the pieces. It was really interesting and they did a mock battle at each lose. It also was a a renaissance fair but it was many years ago when I was at college.
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Read my comment above along the same lines you mentioned. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
4 Sep 08
I have seen one of these before. It was in a camp ground in North Carolina. It make the game a little more interesting.
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
4 Sep 08
At an old Hotel that is no longer in Downtown Minneapolis there was a live chess game played once a year. They had real people for the King, Quieen, Bishops, and pawns. Also real horses for the knights with Knights upon them etc. That was so cool to see. I miss seeing that one set up. The game board was like a small farm. Hahahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Oh yeah, I remember my daughter talking about the chess game..I thought that was awesome..
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@GardenGerty (80271)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep 08
I need to get back to playing chess, as I have not in years. I have never even seen the giant chess game. Studies show that people who play chess suffer from a lot less Alzheimers.
@webeishere (36382)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I used to play every day many years ago. I even had a time when I did one of those tiournaments where I played 12 games at once moving from one board to another after each move. I can't recall how I did though it was so long ago. hahahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I bet it was fun thing to watch, I myself have never played chess, I don't even know if I've even seen a game before..lol. It sounds like you had alot of fun, at that Ren fair....Have a good day
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I have never seen a chess game that large. My son taught me how to play chess when he was young but I have forgotten how now.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
4 Sep 08
That is the first time I seen a chest game that huge.I never played chest but would like to learn.
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@webeishere (36382)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Read my comment to response number one if you think this was a big game board. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
6 Sep 08
When I am with one of my granddaughters I play chess with her. But it will be a long time until I play again as they just moved to New York state. She even took classes and was in tournaments....and she is only 8! I didn't get the opportunity to play when I went to the Renassiance festival...in fact I don't remember seeing it! LOL
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@wolfie34 (26894)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 08
I have heard of these giant chess boards but never have actually seen them with my own eyes, let alone play them, but I bet they must be fun to watch. I used to love chess and back in my school days I used to run a successful chess club! And I wasn't a pro but I really enjoyed playing. Trouble is I started to lose patience with it because it's a very slow game and unless you are playing with the timers/clocks then you have to sit there patiently as you contemplate your move and your oppositions next moves. I can't remember the last time I played chess must be more than ten years ago now!
@blackbriar (9095)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I've seen those giant chess games but never played them. Once in a while I'll play a game of chess if someone asks me but otherwise I don't. I find it rather boring.
• United States
7 Sep 08
That looks like so much fun! I would love to do that or even just see it. I use to play chess all of the time. All I have now is a chess board that is just for decorations. It's made completely of glass and I have it put up because I'm afraid my children my brake it accidently. I have thought about getting a chess game in which I can play though. Just haven't done so yet.
@mummymo (23709)
6 Sep 08
wow AGB that is so cool, my Niamh (7) is learning to play chess and loves it (not as much as her judo but almost as much! lol) She would have loved this and it would probably have cost me a fortune as she would have wanted to keep playing! Hugs xxx
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
4 Sep 08
[i]HI Grandpa B, I will check the picture later after posting this! I have not seen a giant chess table, LOL! I always watched friends who will compete before when I was in College and I have tried playing with friends too...But, it was long time ago, I need to study it again! lOL![/i]
4 Sep 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB, I have never seen anything like that, a huge chess board it looks great but I don't know how to play chess the only I'm good at is draughts and I'm always wining when ever I play with my brother, the only he wins is when he cheats, glad you had an great time. Tamara
@gemini_rose (16208)
4 Sep 08
The only chess I have ever seen is the normal board size. Wow though, chess, I have not played that game for years, not since I was at school. I taught myself and I used to be really good at it, I enjoyed a good game of chess. I reckon I would not even remember how to play it now!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
4 Sep 08
Hi Bob see i said that u wil release details of ur visit to Minnesota festival in parts, and here come new episode well i have not seen such big Chess But its fun to play it. I normally play chesss take care