Chess is an intense battle of intelligence that requires great creativity, problem solving skills, foresight and risk assessment. As such, the game has become an iconic symbol of status and intellect.
Mate is a wall-hanging chessboard that symbolizes the creativity of the game. The board hangs vertically on the wall to provide a new and challenging perspective of the battle field. The design serves as a minimal piece of functional art that allows players to enjoy casual games without having a traditional board stealing table top space or collecting dust in the corner.
Another advantage is that Mate fosters community or family involvement by allowing players and an audience to comfortably watch the game. Further, instructors can use the wall-hanging board to teach the game without forcing students to stand around a crowded table looking over someone's shoulder.
Mate can also be used as a checkers board with the optional set of 24 checkers pieces. The checkers can be reversed during play to make Kings out of Men.
The board is laser cut from quality Baltic birch plywood and measures 18.5" in width by 23.5" in height with a shelf measuring 2.25" in depth. The block pieces are 2" square and measure 3/4" in depth. The entire board weighs approximately 10 lbs. Mate hangs neatly on the wall with a French cleat wedge.
Mate is perfect for chess enthusiasts, casual players or discerning individuals.