Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Life-sized chess

There was a street festival outside my apartment last month. It featured a large vinyl chessboard with large plastic chess pieces. When I went by, some children (in teams? advised by parents, a little) were playing chess. I liked that the kids were only a little bit taller than the pieces.
This post's theme word: schwerpunkt, "The point of focus; an area of concentrated effort, especially in a military operation."

1 comment:

George said...

Occasionally people played human chess at Swarthmore where people were the pieces. It made capturing quite exciting which provided a strong incentive for the players to exchange pieces.