The old adage of “two’s company, three’s a crowd” is obviously not true with the 3 Man Chess. First invented by George R. Dekle, Sr. in 1984, the 3 Man Chess you see here is a new take of the original while retaining the same principle of three’s not a crowd by allowing three person to play a game of chess together. For the uninitiated, George R. Dekle, Sr.’s original design was a hexagonal board comprising of 96 quadrilateral cells. But in the case of this 3 Man Chess set, it sports a round board that measures 19 inches (48 cm) in diameter and comes in at 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick.
A hinged design with heavy cotton fiber tape allows the board to be folded for space-saving storage (or just fit in the box). It comes with 48 Staunton style pieces in solid plastic with felt bottoms. Each team gets 16 pieces and each team is differentiated by its color: black, gray and ivory. You can find 3 Man Chess Set on Amazon and the product’s official website, retailing for $49.95.
Images: 3 Man Chess.
via Laughing Squid.