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Garden Chess Set

`I declare it's marked out just like a large chessboard!' Alice said at last…'It's a great huge game of chess that's being played -- all over the world… ‘Oh, what fun it is! How I WISH I was one of them! I wouldn't mind being a Pawn, if only I might join -- though of course I should LIKE to be a Queen, best’.
Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking-Glass’, published 1871, is a story thought to mirror, in a distorted fashion, a game of chess with Alice and all the characters she encounters as life-sized chessmen. The beginning of the book sets the reader a chess problem – ‘White Pawn (Alice) to play, and win in 11 moves’ but, much to the chagrin of his readers, Carroll appears not to have observed the rules of the game!

32 white and black plastic playing pieces, 3 ¼" to 5¾ " tall.
Waterproof padded plastic playing mat 51¾ " x 36 ¼ " with kneeling area; the playing board is 33" x 33½".
Includes instructions.
Box 23 ¼" x 21¼" x 3 ¾ ".
2 players, age 5+.
£29.99
Code: 18980

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