Arguably the Worlds Smallest Commercial Chess Set with a size similar to that of an ordinary credit card. Keep in your wallet for that unexpected chess emergency!

Assemple the set, if you want to use it.

1. Cut the chess pieces out of their frame.

2. Remove the frame.

3. Place the pieces on the chess board in their respective positions. You can optionally use the frame like tweezers to move the pieces around the board.


Note: Placing the pieces might be difficult at first because of the dyeing process, making the placement holes smaller than they actually are. Once the dye is removed, after the pieces move around, it's easier to place them. Alternatively, use an object (like a small file or another tool) to clear it out before use. 


IN: 2.086 w x 0.063 d x 3.227 h
CM: 5.298 w x 0.16 d x 8.196 h


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@Rohans_Science_group Thanks for the offer, I also have a design in mind but I will not be developing this any further (unless I get a business offer to do so).
March 17, 2014, 7:15 am
I meant reusable not portable
March 17, 2014, 2:17 am
@Innovo if you give me dimensions I could possibly Design a case that would make it larger but allow it to be portable
March 17, 2014, 2:16 am
@Innovo Thanks!!
March 12, 2014, 4:56 am
@Mollybad At first I had issues too. Then I thickened it to 1.5 mm and that did the trick.
March 11, 2014, 6:43 am
Hey, Innovo, did you not get any feedback from Shapeways that the lines were too thin to print in a polished material? I keep getting the ole "unprintable" warnings on a few pieces; haven't yet found that magic minimal "mm" to print a polished effect.
March 10, 2014, 1:52 pm
Regardless of all issues below, this is BRILLIANT! Nice job!!!
March 10, 2014, 1:50 pm
@Innovo the only issue is that it almost becomes disposable due to that once its used, the pieces cannot be put back easily and would likely get lost. Cool idea though overall
February 25, 2014, 1:32 am
@SergeantAngle That would be easy to design but it would be impractical as this is supposed to be a wallet-portable set and it would also triple the price of both pieces. Frankly, I don't think it's worth it.
February 18, 2014, 7:41 am
@Innovo perhaps a near-card sized storage case to store them in as an optional extra?
February 17, 2014, 9:54 pm
@SergeantAngle Yes, I have thought about designing it in a way to fold into itself and form a box that the pieces could be stored in but that would be much more expensive to print and much bulkier than a typical credit card, so I chose not to follow that path.
February 13, 2014, 8:08 am
@Innovo it would be interesting to see something that made it possible to be able to store back on your wallet, if there was a way....
February 13, 2014, 7:49 am
@SergeantAngle I guess someone can keep it in a zip lock bag in his wallet and then store it back inside when finished but I consider it more of a conversation item or a collectible for chess fans (even though fully functional if need be).
February 13, 2014, 7:47 am
Have you found a suitable method for 'storing it away' after you have used it? in a portability sense
February 12, 2014, 11:53 pm


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