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Chessplus was born of an unexpected move by a nine year old playing chess with her dad, "I'm going to win" she thought, uniting a rook and a pawn. Using the combined powers of the two pieces, she quickly promoted her pawn to a queen. This sparked the idea, what if...

During a game of Chess with her dad the young Aimee (aged 8) did something not so legal. With a cheeky smile Aimee moved her rook onto the square of a pawn. Her dad looked on puzzled and made a traditional Chess move. With her next move Aimee took both the rook and the pawn to the far side of the board and proudly announced "I get a queen, I'm going to beat you!". Her dad laughed, then he reflected on her actions and Chessplus was born.

Aimee had unlocked the inner potential of Chess, the ability to combine pieces and utilize the powers of both pieces. In Aimee's move, the use of the rook to carry the pawn to the far side of the board to promote to a queen.

The Chessplus Family...and we mean that literally.

Aimee is the creative genius behind Chessplus - always looking from a different angle and applying logical thinking. Seriously good at drawing and fashion design she works full-time designing funky clothes, plays Chessplus with her boyfriend, wants to be a stand up comic and ride a motorcycle. If you ask her who's better at Chessplus, her or dad, well what know what happens there.

 

Christian brought Chessplus to life. Having played Chess all his life he never thought it could be improved, until. He studied Science and Fine Arts. He finds peace and revives himself through yoga, loves surfing and playing Chessplus. He has a great eye for potential and loves design. Initiating the Chessplus game is his way of sharing some fun with the world and playing Chessplus with random and amazing people, all the time being challenged.

 

Teresa is the backbone of Chessplus...making sure every item that leaves the door is properly cared for and accounted for. With an eye for design and promotion she loves customers, playing Chessplus with kids and has the patience of Yoda. Finishing her legal studies she is a leopard masquerading as a pussycat.

 

 

Better by Design...

Designed by industry leader, Adam Laws who helms Nielsen Design in Sydney, Australia. The resulting game is unique and beautiful, with pieces seamlessly joining and separating with ease. The design took out Best in Class at the Good Design Awards.

Elegant and sophisticated from every angle the pieces convey a modernity with a true Scandinavian feel. Their curves create a softness and desire to be both appreciated and experienced.

To compliment the pieces Nielsen Design created a unique and stylish Wrap Around Playing Board, including a laser etched acrylic box for proper storage of the pieces.  These items perfectly compliment the pieces and create a totally stylish gift or personal game set.

 

The pieces are modern objects of design, a perfect marriage of form and function.  They combine with ease and support the free flowing character of the game.

  • "It doesn't get better than this!"

    Jury Panel, 2018 - Sydney Opera House.

  • "More Moves. More Fun. People may actually prefer this!"

    The Worlds Oldest Chess Journal reviews Chessplus.

  • "It's Reinvigorating Chess. Brilliant!"

    Chessplus Review, 2018

  • "It's Not chess. It's Better!"

    "WE LOVE IT!"