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It was last modified on: 2016-09-02
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. House of Staunton Chess Variant Kits. Photos of Chess variant pieces sold by the House of Staunton.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Dr Zied Haddad wrote on 2011-11-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Hi

Thanks for all these pictures and comments. Let's share more about the kits. House of Staunton is a partner who only sells the kits. I'm the inventor, manufacturer etc. of the kits. The main designer is Mr Frank Camaratta. This is for the available kits. I tend to call them Musketeer Chess Series1, because there is going to be a series2 (14 newly designed and unique pieces) and NextGen Pawns (7 different designs).

Let me explain some of the names of the pieces: Dragon = Amazon. The name Dragon was suggested by Mr Camaratta. I accepted. I must say that it wasn't a good idea. When you see my website and the page where i give links to European Customers to buy the kits i talk about Dragon or Amazone.

 

The name Spider was influenced by the moves of the pieces. It looks like a net made by a spider. When manufacturing the pieces, the manufacturer made a mistake and interverted the Diagrams between Fortress and Spider. Fortunately, both pieces have a lot of common moves and the Current Spider rules fit well with the name.

 

Musketeer Chess Series2 will have a Real Figural Spider, a real Figural Dragon and many many more figural pieces (Rhinoceros Wolf Bear Dog Eagle Mammoth etc.)