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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-07-25
 Author: Matthew R. Dickinson. Inventor: Wladyslaw  Glinski. Hexagonal Chess Set. Home made set of Glinski's Hexagonal Chess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Matthew Dickinson wrote on 2004-03-15 UTC
The board was made by laying it out in Autocad, printing it out and spray-mounting the prints to heavy cardboard. A coat of acrylic spray was applied to protect the printing. The cells are 2' across the flats. Since my printer handles up to 11' x 17' paper, it was necessary to piece it together in five parts ( the seams are visible in the photo, but not so noticeable as to interfere with play). The benefit of this is the board is easily portable; the parts stack up and fit in a large envelope. The pieces are tournament-standard plastic chessmen ordered from (not sure if they're still in business). They had a good deal a few years back and I bought a few sets for about $7 US apiece. Thank you for your kind comments!

Ben Good wrote on 2002-09-06 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
nice pic, and nice set. i'd be interested in hearing exactly how the board was made.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2002-07-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very nice!

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