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Makers and Distributors of Life Size Chess Pieces
Makers and Distributors of Life Size Chess Pieces

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MegaChess has been fortunate to be involved with some fabulous installations of incredible life size chess sets. But some of our favorite projects are of our giant Plastic Chess Sets in city parks. This installation is two of our Plastic Chess Sets with a 25" King at a small city park in Aruba.

With this installation, the city worked with a local chess school who painted the chess board on concrete and added chess notation to help with instruction. We've worked with hundreds of cities, towns and chess clubs to help them identify best practices that help make the addition of a life size chess easy. If you would like to chat about how to a giant chess set might work for your community, please feel free to call us at 855-MEGA-055 or click on the following link and we'll reach out to you.

MegaChess makes more than 50 different life size chess sets ranging from 8" to 6' tall. Our sets are made from teak, fiberglass, resin, plastic, birch, rubber tree, plaster, onyx and wire frame and range from $49 to more than $15,000. Please feel free to contact MegaChess at 855-634-2055 or email us at info@megachess.com.

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Laura's Library in Austin, TX finds MegaChess Giant Teak Chess Set with a 24" King to be a Major Attraction!

Laura's Bush Community Library, an extension of the Westbank Library in Austin, TX is celebrating their 5th anniversary. The library staff has worked diligently to identify ways to use the library as a meeting place for local residents. One of the tools they implemented is a MegaChess Giant Teak Chess Set with a 25" King.

The staff spent quite a bit of time evaluating which MegaChess Giant Chess Set would work most effectively for their use. They evaluated our Giant Plastic, Fiberglass and Teak Chess Sets before ultimately selecting the Giant Teak Chess Set.

The staff at Laura's Library found the beauty, durability and craftsmanship of the giant teak chess bet their needs and budget. They also found the giant chess pieces perfectly weighted for all their potential players.

The Library chose to build their own permanent chess board. As you can see, the giant chess board is made of 12" granite squares seated in pebble gravel. They inserted a metal ring that circles the giant chess board to prevent the encroachment of grass into the chess board.

This is another creative giant chess board design by our customers. To see additional options for designing your perfect giant chess board, please download our free Chess Park Design Guide by clicking on this link. The Chess Park Design guide is filled with dozens of photos of some of very creative customers designs!

To learn more about the 5th anniversary of Laura's Library, please click on this link.

MegaChess makes more than 50 different life size chess sets ranging from 8" to 6' tall. Our sets are made from teak, fiberglass, resin, plastic, birch, rubber tree, plaster, onyx and wire frame and range from $49 to more than $15,000. Please feel free to contact MegaChess at 855-634-2055 or email us at info@megachess.com.

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On Thursday, July 17 Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) in cooperation with Grand Rapids City Parks and the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) launched the inauguration of its new MegaChess giant chess board outside of the GRAM on Monroe Center. The chess board is part of an ongoing effort to diversify urban recreation and introduce new ways to utilize the public realm. 

"It's part of a larger effort of this idea of create more opportunities for recreation in downtown," says Kris Larson, President and CEO of DGRI. "Ultimately it's about allowing spontaneity to occur. Allow people to walk by it, see the opportunities."   

On site were youth from the Believe 2 Become program lead by LINC Community Revitalization. The Grand Rapids Public School students are part of a summer math program that includes learning the game of chess. 

The MegaChess chess board is available for use by the public and encourages interaction with signage reading "choose your next step." DGRI obtained an encroachment permit to use the public sidewalk space. Grand Rapids Safety Ambassadors are responsible for setting up the board every morning and it will be stored in the evening at a Grand Rapids Parks facility. 

As part of DGRI's mission, a bigger project is on the horizon that involves creating a trailhead with a running and walking course through downtown with mile markers and signage.

http://therapidian.org/placematters-dgri-initiative-foster-engaging-public-space-giant-chess-board

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Can't wait to see the installation of the MegaChess Fiberglass Chess Set with a 72" King in this Irish Castle! #MegaChess   #GiantChess  
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MegaChess is very proud to be featured in a New York Times photo in article on the reopening of the Brownsville Children's Library in Brooklyn NY. To view the full article http://nyti.ms/1lANCzF #MegaChess   #MegaChessinPublic   #giantchess  
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MegaChess Teak Chess Set with a 36" King headlines CNN Article "8 Seriously Playful Hotels".

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MegaChess Teak Chess Set with a 36" King headlines CNN Article " Seriously Playful Hotels"

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SECLUDED GIANT CHESS SET AT A LOVELY SAN FRANCISCO HOME

Like a gem, hidden in seclusion, this beautiful Giant Plastic Chess Set with a 25" King sits waiting for play. Just look at this setting! An elevated life size chess board nestled at the end of the path on the side of a hill in the back of a San Francisco, CA home.

This is the perfect setting for me. I seem to see the life size charactors in a chess battle in this setting. For some reason I can see the enactment of the TLC Trio version of Skyfall's life size version of a chess match playing out on this hill!

Veiw the video on YouTube at http://youtu.be/oiXJQ0SG888 - the life size chess game gets started at 1:01.

To read the full blog post and see additional photos, please click to our blog at http://bit.ly/LlEPp4

As you begin to think through the perfect design for your chess board, we'd encourage you to review the MegaChess Chess Park Design Guide. We've had the pleasure of helping thousands of customers think through the right chess board design and chess pieces will work  best for your situation. Please click on the this link to get your free copy of the MegaChess Chess Park Design Guide - http://bit.ly/1kHJSNP

MegaChess makes more than 50 different life size chess sets ranging from 8" to 6' tall. Our sets are made from teak, fiberglass, resin, plastic, birch, rubber tree, plaster, onyx and wire frame and range from $49 to more than $15,000. Please feel free to contact MegaChess at 855-634-2055 or email us at info@megachess.com.

#MegaChessAtHome #MegaChess #GiantChess
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Are You Aware of the Correlation Between Academic Achievement and Students Who Play Chess?

Schools and Libraries have know of the benefits their students gain from playing chess. Are you aware that there is a public school district in New Jersey that requires all students to play 30 minutes of chess each day!

This photo is from the rooftop chess set at the Kansas City Library. This is our Teak Chess Set with a 36" King on a custom painted chess board with 18" squares. Many schools and libraries use giant chess sets as it adds excitement to the game. Students flock to giant chess sets.

Dr. Robert C. Ferguson wrote a summary of more than 20 studies done around the world that document the strong correlation between students who play chess and high academic achievement. The study documents chess from the perspectives of teachers, parents and students. We also have copies of all the studies and slew of other published material that support chess and education.

To read the full blog post and see additional photos, please click to our blog at http://bit.ly/KW4jIR

You can download the MegaChess Guide to Chess in Schools by clicking on the following link - http://bit.ly/1lbuagG

MegaChess makes more than 50 different life size chess sets ranging from 8" to 6' tall. Our sets are made from teak, fiberglass, resin, plastic, birch, rubber tree, plaster, onyx and wire frame and range from $49 to more than $15,000. Please feel free to contact MegaChess at 855-634-2055 or email us at info@megachess.com.

#MegaChessInSchools #MegaChessInPublic #MegaChess #GiantChess
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Gorgeous Grass Chess Board for a Giant Plastic Chess Set

I love the creativity of our clients and their designers. When you install a chess board for a life size chess set you have infinite options for materials. Browse our blog or Chess Park Design Guide and you'll see how creative you can be with your chess board. What isn't in the forefront of many of our customers is the daily or weekly maintenance requirement of their choices.

Synthetic turf isn't for everyone. But can you imagine how difficult it would be to maintain this gorgeous chess board in your yard if it was natural turf? The MegaChess Plastic Chess Set with a 25" King sits beautifully on this SynLawn Synthetic Turf with 12" Squares. Once in place the SynLawn requires absolutely no maintenance. A lawn blower or a light broom is all you'd ever need.

For additional pictures and the rest of this blog post, please visit the MegaChess Blog at http://bit.ly/1iqNdli

As you begin to think through the perfect design for your chess board, we'd encourage you to review the MegaChess Chess Park Design Guide. We've had the pleasure of helping thousands of customers think through the right chess board design and chess pieces will work  best for your situation. Please click on the this link to get your free copy of the MegaChess Chess Park Design Guide - http://bit.ly/1kHJSNP

MegaChess makes more than 50 different life size chess sets ranging from 8" to 6' tall. Our sets are made from teak, fiberglass, resin, plastic, birch, rubber tree, plaster, onyx and wire frame and range from $49 to more than $15,000. Please feel free to contact MegaChess at 855-634-2055 or email us at info@megachess.com.

#MegaChessAtHome #MegaChess #GiantChess
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