Emperors and gladiators and tigers, oh my! These Spartacus and Roman chess set allow you to take part in some of the most ferocious conflicts in ancient history. The city of Rome was founded in 753 BC, but by just 117 AD, it had expanded to include all of modern-day Italy, lands in the Mediterranean, and a huge swath of Europe that included England, Wales, and some of Scotland.
The standard chess set makes it easy to view the game as it exists on the board, but for some players, themed chess sets take the game to a whole new level.
It features a full set of Roman chess pieces that are each beautifully hand painted and formed from ground marble glued together with resin. Both their intricate detailing and their towering height make these unusual chess pieces an eye catcher. The King pieces, modeled after real historical figures! Even the pawns in this set are taller than the King pieces in many other sets.
Needless to say, these size able Spartucus/Roman chess set pieces are also quite weighty. A portable chess set, this isn’t. However, you won’t need to worry about searching high and low for a suitable chess box, because the folding design of the board provides perfectly sized, padded slots for each piece.
The chess board is inlaid with mahogany and sycamore wood. As we covered before, it serves as both the chess board and the chess box for this Romans chess set because of its clever folding design. When not in use, the whole set folds up into one compact package. When unfolded, it is immediately ready to play and display.
This set is a must for an avid chess player; it’s beautiful, stylish and functional. On this kind of chess board, we see more than a bishop removing a rook or a knight knocking out a pawn; we get to watch a fight to the death. Can be set up as a display in any room for decoration, to play it and to remind one of the heroic attempt of the major slave uprising in the Roman Empire in 73 B.C.
The Spartacus style pieces are hand painted and a great decorative set.
Please note that as these pieces are hand painted, there may be some inconsistencies in the level of detail and colour and therefore your pieces may be very slightly different from the images shown. Any inconsistencies however are minimal.
HEIGHT OF THE KING:
Hand painted colours
when opened: 60 x 60 x 4 cm
when closed: 60 x 30 x 8 cm
MATERIALS USED FOR CHESS PIECES:
MATERIALS USED FOR CHESS CASE/BOARD:
beech, birch, mahogany and sycamore
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