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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaay! Woo! My favorite day of the week, as you all know. And while I’m not probably going to be doing much gaming, by the time you read this, I should be stuffed full of tacos and empanadas and churros. So I’m still having a pretty spectacular day. But while I take a siesta, let’s […]...


Wyrd Chronicles Issue 36 Available

Ok, so you’ve got a bunch more time on your hand, even after reading the latest issue of Game Nite. So, grab your copy of Wyrd Chronicles. Those other gamers will get here any time now. In this issue: Happy Friday Wyrdos! Wyrd Chronicles Vol. 36 is now live! Break on through to The Other […]...


Game Nite Issue 25 is Now Available

With the weekend coming up, there’s going to be lots of people headed out to the game shops, game clubs, and friends houses to do some gaming. But what do you do when others are gaming and you’ve got some time on your hands, or you’re waiting for friends to show How about a gaming […]...


Knights of Fate Available For Star Wars RPG

When sitting around and talking no longer gets done what needs to get done, the lightsabers and blasters come out. In the Star Wars RPG, players can focus on these combat abilities, and those abilities are being further expanded and enhanced with the Knights of Fate book. Along with the book, there’s new combat decks […]...


Friday Snippets

Friday! Woo! And I entirely forgot to mention earlier that we’re actually into Summer now. *gets out the Bermuda shorts and flip-flops* And, being summer, it’s time to bust out the hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and coleslaw. But while we’re waiting for the grill to heat up, let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories. […]...


Warlord Games Previews Strontium Dog Minis Game

Warlord Games is headed back to world of comics for their next miniatures game. They’re taking the world of Strontium Dog and bringing it to your tabletops. They’ve got some preview shots up of the rulebook cover, as well as the first couple minis. From them to you: Something VERY exciting has just arrived at […]...


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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaay! Woo! My favorite day of the week, as you all know. And while I’m not probably going to be doing much gaming, by the time you read this, I should be stuffed full of tacos and empanadas and churros. So I’m still having a pretty spectacular day. But while I take a siesta, let’s […]...


Wyrd Chronicles Issue 36 Available

Ok, so you’ve got a bunch more time on your hand, even after reading the latest issue of Game Nite. So, grab your copy of Wyrd Chronicles. Those other gamers will get here any time now. In this issue: Happy Friday Wyrdos! Wyrd Chronicles Vol. 36 is now live! Break on through to The Other […]...


Game Nite Issue 25 is Now Available

With the weekend coming up, there’s going to be lots of people headed out to the game shops, game clubs, and friends houses to do some gaming. But what do you do when others are gaming and you’ve got some time on your hands, or you’re waiting for friends to show How about a gaming […]...


Knights of Fate Available For Star Wars RPG

When sitting around and talking no longer gets done what needs to get done, the lightsabers and blasters come out. In the Star Wars RPG, players can focus on these combat abilities, and those abilities are being further expanded and enhanced with the Knights of Fate book. Along with the book, there’s new combat decks […]...


Friday Snippets

Friday! Woo! And I entirely forgot to mention earlier that we’re actually into Summer now. *gets out the Bermuda shorts and flip-flops* And, being summer, it’s time to bust out the hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and coleslaw. But while we’re waiting for the grill to heat up, let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories. […]...


Warlord Games Previews Strontium Dog Minis Game

Warlord Games is headed back to world of comics for their next miniatures game. They’re taking the world of Strontium Dog and bringing it to your tabletops. They’ve got some preview shots up of the rulebook cover, as well as the first couple minis. From them to you: Something VERY exciting has just arrived at […]...


House of Hauteville Chess Set and Board Combo - Antique White and Black Marble - HCCV100 - Chess sku

- HCCV100 by ChessHouse.com

Item description: This Chess Board Games product is by ChessHouse.com - The House of Hauteville Chess Set is an artist's dream come true. ChessHouse brings you artist Carolyn Cavanaugh's design, now produced in limited quantities right here in the USA. Her masterpiece is now available to chess collectors and artists. An initial production was donated to the Smithsonian's benefit auction and brought in over $500. "The inspiration for this set of chessmen came from a friend who asked me to make a mantle piece based on a pawn she had seen in a book by John Norwich. I read the book, The Normans in Sicily, and fell in love with the idea of these brave men. The knights and the pawn are directly based on some 11th century Norman wood chessmen that have been preserved at The Biblioteque de National in France. The other pieces are original imaginings. I gave the king a cat because there is a saying (of later vintage) that "a cat may look upon a king." The queen has a hawk because she is a warrior woman. I've named the king and queen after the famous warrior duo, Robert Guiscard and his wife Sichelgaita. I often refer to the knights as Tancred and Drogo, also names in the Norman Hauteville family." "I once attended a lecture by Lord Norwich at the Smithsonian. He was not talking about his book on the Normans, but about his mother. Nonetheless I arranged to have someone at Smithsonian give him the six little figures to take home with him. He wrote me a letter of thanks and said he keeps them on the mantle. John Julius Norwich is a brilliant writer and has many wonderful books to his credit." - Carolyn Cavanaugh; Creator of The House of Hauteville Chessmen The Pieces: Each piece was originally modeled in clay, then molded and reproduced in wax. The wax patterns were refined for better detail and final molds were made for reproduction. They are cast in stone resin. These pieces are handcrafted entirely in the US. The pieces are substantial from 3 to 5 inches tall and are ideal with a chessboard with at least 2" squares. Designed for the enjoyment of all, the serious player and the collector, we hope everyone will enjoy the artistry and humor of this impressive work. 32 pieces Made of marble resin. King size: 5" Pawn size: 3 1/4" Base size: 1 7/8" Bases felted with four green dots Weight: 9+ pounds. Weight varies slightly from set to set. The Board: Perfect for chess players and admirers this is one of the finest US made solid wood chess boards handcrafted from locally sourced walnut and maple hardwoods. The family in Pennsylvania has ... Learn More

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Category: Board Games

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