Have you lost a chess piece or will it be time to use more unusual pieces in the game anyway? We show you 25 chess models by enthusiastic makers, which outshine conventional pieces and boards.
Maker “tamccain” provides you with this cool chess board for your 3D printer. This is so big that chess pieces can also be stored in it. The large pieces on it are of course also an eye-catcher, printed with rainbow filament by WYZ Works.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: tamccain
These simple and beautiful chess pieces are based on the design of Hermann Ohme and let us surely fully concentrate on the game.
Found on MyMiniFactory, Maker: Mosaic Manufacturing
If just chess is not enough fun, print this set, fill the glasses and drink on it during the game! Each piece consists of three parts and fits “Cup” Shot glasses from IKEA. If they are too big for you, or there is not enough filament at home, then simply reduce the size of the pieces and use them as a classic chess game.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: Khyrgrim
These pieces remind a bit of “Backgammon”, but come equipped with the different chess symbols. Each piece is printed in three parts: with an underside, a lid and the respective figure symbol. The stone is hollow and can be filled to weigh down. Maker “jluscher” chose cement.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: jluscher
Maker “Michael Spivey” had some BNC plugs lying around that were not in use, and his 7-year-old son is a chess piece collector. -This is how the BNC chess set came into being. You can put the BNCs on your plastic result after printing.
Found on: 3Dprintmakers, Maker: Michael Spivey
With this chess set you can go back to the Middle Ages. All figures are very detailed and should be printed with support.
Found on 3DShook, Maker: Itay S. Price: 5 $
Maker “AtomJaay” decorated his chess pieces with maple leaves and donated them to his favorite pub. Drinking beer with this special chess set won´t be never boring anymore!
Found on Pinshape, Maker: AtomJaay
These funny, likeable figurines are based on sine waves and are especially handy. They are easy to print and do not require any support.
Found on Pinshape, Maker: dan steele. Price: $6.50
Awesome! Those who have always been fascinated by biochemistry can now also live their passion on the chessboard! The Pawn is ATP, the Rook is Phospholipid Bilayer, the Knight is RNA, the Bishop is Maltose, the King is DNA and the Queen stands for DNA Polymerase.
Found on Pinshape, Maker: chemteacher628
This chess set also stimulates your brain cells: Musical makers, or those who still lack some music theory, can now transpose musical notes into chess pieces!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: twinger24
If you haven’t yet gained any experience with 3D printing of small objects, you could start your first attempt with this travel chess set. This one was created with a Replicator 2 and is almost as small as a coin!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: mikey77
Like wär´s with a yellow Pokémon series against a blue one? To prevent the pieces from slipping so quickly, Maker “xadow” simply removed the magnets from his old chess pieces and attached them to the underside of the new ones (without glueing).
Found on Pinshape, Maker: xadow
These pieces all interlock and are printed as a whole flat piece! To play with it, you have to print this model twice: once for your opponent and once for yourself – either in two different colors or with one and the same filament and you paint them afterwards.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: wdebeaum
Robot vs. Wizard
Wow! Have a look at the details! Every fantasy or science-fiction lover should have such a board at home!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: dutchmogul
Here comes a whole zoo onto your chessboard: From lions up to penguins!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: David_Mussaffi
Most pieces of the Minecraft chess set are printed in two parts, namely in head and body. After printing you just place the head upside down on a stable surface and then press the body towards it, so that both pieces snap together.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: FuelCell250
This unusual design for all hobby gardeners à la Bauhaus has won the first price in the “My Mini Factory Chess and Pen Design Competition”.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: XYZWorkshop
And while we’re at Bauhaus: This set is a duplicate of the chess pieces of Bauhaus from the year 1922. By the way, more than 20 other fantastic makes of the model have already been posted.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: Le_Garage
If you prefer to play with classic pieces, you will certainly enjoy printing these ones here! The details are so well worked out that they can compete with the original!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: TimEdwards
Why not change the chessboard design? How about that puzzle look? As long as all pieces of the puzzle are held together, this is a successful portable variant, after all the board that has not been plugged together can easily be stored in a bag. And if a piece really gets lost – no problem: What do we have a 3D printer for!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: pbreeden0
Yo yo! Now you can play some Gangsta chess! The chessman logos are printed on their hoodies so that you can keep the pieces apart. Maker “3daniel”, who posted a make, gave the logos a different color to distinguish them even better and that also looks really cool.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: Renosis
The Willis Tower (King), Empire State Building (Queen), Chrysler Building (Runner), Columbia Center (Knight), Hearts Tower (Tower) and KOIN Center (Pawn) gather on a board in this chess set!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: sitts314
Cool characters! Here comes art onto the chessboard!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: JayJo
How convenient! So that the cat of Maker “SSilver” doesn’t play with the chess pieces without permission and change possibly their last positions, this extraordinary set was created: The board is light as a feather and can be hung easily on the wall and the pieces adapt to gravity and bend upwards towards the ceiling!
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: SSilver
With this Star Trek chess set, which is one of the famous props from the series, you have to rethink a bit, because there is an extra game manual for it, after all you do not play on a normal chess board. A little tip: Stick felt on the underside of your pieces to prevent them from slipping or falling off.
Found on Thingiverse, Maker: alan_one