Fully Functioning Wooden Globe Chessboard That Uses Magnets to Hold Each Chess Piece in Place

Globe Chess Board

Layton, Utah product design student Ben Meyers and his father spent several weeks creating a stunning, fully functioning wooden globe chessboard that features magnets embedded under the square to hold each chess piece in place.

This is a chess board that I made with my father. It is made out of Walnut, Soft Maple and Jatoba wood. It took several weeks to create and is 100% playable! Each ‘square’ has a magnet embedded in it, as does each chess piece for easy movement of the pieces. Quite an interesting spin on the game. Really does change the strategy.

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