Chess meets Russian nesting dolls with the Crownes chess set

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CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a traveler and a chess player, playing while you travel can be difficult as travel chess sets are usually tiny and sometimes unwieldy. A new crowdfunding campaign from Crownes Chess wants to bring Russian nesting doll tech to the chess set for good looks and portability.

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Each piece is designed to stack and/or nest with the other pieces, creating a very small, single-stack for each color.

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Once stacked, the pieces load into a stylish travel tube, along with a roll-up board.

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The set will be offered in basic, original, and premium finishes for both the board and the individual pieces as well as the storage tube.

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Their Kickstarter campaign runs through Sunday, August 30, 2020, at 12:00 PM EDT.  With a conservative goal of $8,000, they seem to not have anticipated the demand for this because as of this writing, they have already hit $328,112 in pledges and several came in as I was writing. Pricing starts at $34/$90/$132 for the basic/original/premium sets, with a variety of options for multiple sets also available. Sets are targeted to ship in January 2021.

To learn more, visit their Kickstarter campaign.

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