Wood Expressions WE Games Civil War Chessmen - Pewter
WE Games has been making the world’s best traditional games since 1977. Our games are crafted with high quality sustainable materials with attention to fine details. Because they are timeless and beautiful, they are often kept out on a coffee table for all to enjoy. We love bringing people together with our classic board games, and we know the joy of the game will be passed down to the next generation along with the board game itself. Relive the most memorable battles of the War Between the States with this collector's dream Civil War chessmen set! The gorgeous pewter chessmen feature a 3.38 inch king (Lincoln). The sculpted pewter chessmen are well detailed to bring Grant, Sherman and the Civil War infantry to life. This is a wonderful, high quality gift that will last for generations. HISTORY OF CHESS Chess is one of the world’s most popular and beloved games with over 600 million players worldwide. The game is played in chess clubs, homes, and schools, online, via mail or email, and in tournaments. The theory and composition of chess reflects both art and science. Playing the game is known to increase brain power. Early forms of chess are thought to have originated in northern India or Afghanistan sometime prior to 600 A.D. The game first came to Europe via Italy and Spain from Persia through trade routes around 1000 A.D. Another theory suggests the game was brought to Europe by the Moors who invaded Spain in the 8th century. Vikings took the game further north to Scandinavia and Iceland. Chess as we know it today emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century. Today’s chessmen were given their names by Europeans who probably were unable to pronounce the Persian names for the pieces. The six different chess pieces offer a snap shot of medieval life with its ceremonies, wars, and grandeur. The king, queen, bishop, rook, knight, and pawn represent the very way in which the ordinary men and noblemen lived their lives during medieval times. The next time you play chess, know that you belong to a beloved tradition extending through many generations and embracing many nations. EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF CHESS Numerous studies have demonstrated a link between chess playing and improvements in educational performance. From visualization and strategic thinking to enhanced memory and concentration, the benefits of chess playing are infinite. It is not surprising that children who play chess are able to process complex cognitive tasks, with data indicating that young children utilize higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities. BOARD GAMES ARE GOOD FOR YOU Did you know that playing board games can teach important social skills like verbal communication, being patient, sharing, taking turns and enjoying interactions with others? Games like Chess foster the ability to focus and lengthens the player's attention span. Playing games is an easy and excellent way to spend unhurried, enjoyable time together. They are also rich in learning opportunities.
- Civil War theme chess pieces
- Pieces are sculpted from pewter
- King measures 3.38 in. with 1.06 in. diameter base
- Pieces collectively weigh 6.4 lbs.
- Includes 32 chessmen with felt bottoms