The Art of Darkness

Monsters vs. Hunters Chess Set

September 23rd, 2009 by Cobwebs

QueensMarching Dog has created this amazing hand-sculpted chess set featuring monsters vs. hunters, and is offering a limited-edition series of 750 sets. Each one is cold-cast marble, and they are simply gorgeous.

The pieces for each side are captured in the same pose, and they’re (more or less) each other’s opposite:

Kings – Van Helsing vs. Frankenstein(‘s Monster)
Queens – Redneck vs. Death
Bishops – Priests vs. Vampires
Knights – Soliders vs. Werewolves
Rooks – Churches vs. Haunted Castles
Pawns – Villagers vs. Zombies

I especially like the queens; the “redneck” has a chainsaw, wooden stakes, bandolier of shotgun shells, and a shotgun hidden behind her back. Death’s robe is torn in the back, exposing her ribcage.

These aren’t cheap–they’re $400 per set and don’t include a board–but if you’re looking for a truly unique gift I think this would qualify.

(via BoingBoing)

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