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So, which one is best? North west cities we mean – and you can decide using this Liverpool v Manchester chess set by Caroline White.
It brings some entertainment to the dinner table and is a great talking point. If you are a chess lover or hater, these are a practical and fun way to liven up your meals.
The set is £30 from Joy.
If you play chess and you love midcentury design, you'll love this chess set by Austin Cox for Austin Industries.
According to the seller, this set is the smaller of the two modernist-inspired aluminium chess sets designed by Austin E Cox for Austin Enterprises and manufactured by the Alcoa Aluminum Company
The pieces are described as being 'in good condition' with 'some small scratches and nicks as you would expect from a set that is nearly 50 years old'. Oh yes, it dates back to 1966 – all the pieces are stamped with that date. Sold in its original wooden (wall mountable) presentation display case with blue Plexiglas sliding lid, it's currently up for £68.
Love chess? Love modernist design? You really do need this Naef Bauhaus Chess Set by Josef Hartwig.
Yes, straight out of Bauhaus school, it was designed by Hartwig back in 1923, replacing the classic chess shapes with something cleaner and unmistakably Bauhaus – cubes, cylinders and balls in other words.
The 32-piece set comes in its own Bauhaus-branded box, selling for £350.