Classic Games: Design a Chess Set

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Classic Games: Design a Chess Set

Ages 9-12
9 am-3pm

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In 1849 Nathaniel Cooke registered his design for a standardized Chess set. This set became known as the Staunton Chess Set after the English chess master Howard Staunton. The Staunton set is what you know today as a standard set.

It is now your opportunity to be the next Nathaniel Cooke, reimagine the chess set. You will be provided with an assortment of wooden pieces to design and create your own chess set. Build a chessboard out of blocks of Pine. Utilize your creations in a friendly competition.

This camp is for beginners as well as experienced players.

Fee: $70
Educators: Andrew Sargent

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