The Chess Variant Pages

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The chess set of which you can see photo's below was made from clay, and was made by my mother, mrs. Marijke Bodlaender-Groote. As you can see, kings, queens, and bishops are people, and all pawns are different. This charming set was made around 1980.

The photo's were made with a Kodak DC-20 camera, which was kindly donated to the Chess Variant Pages by David Howe. Click on the images to see them full size. (File-sizes of full size images is about 50K.)

There is an index to more photo's of usual and unorthodox chess sets.
Written and photo's by Hans Bodlaender, (c) 1998. Chess set by Marijke Bodlaender-Groote.
WWW page created: August 17, 1998.