Street Fighter Chess - For More Intellectual Brawling
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Try the Ryu opening
Some say video games are violent, to which the response is often "yep, as are TV and films". Without getting dragged into a debate, we've found a product that is arguably as violent as anything else, it's the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess Set.
Chess? Violent? You bet, it's a game where minions are sent to their slaughter to defend a King who's so useless he only moves as many spaces as the lowliest pawns. It's a bloodbath war simulator, while also being an iconic, strategic and relatively serene board game.
If you're a fan of both old-fashioned figurative chess violence and the more literal brawling of the Street Fighter series, the pictured set may be well worth your consideration. Listed for a February release, it has a hefty price tag of $349.90 ($219.03), featuring a stylish glass board, individually housed resin pieces and a Card of Authenticity — only 5000 sets are being sold worldwide. Not a cheap collectible, but one that'll look rather good on the coffee table while engaging in a battle of wits.
In addition, you can argue over the assignment of characters to the most valuable pieces. So, do any of you want this chess set?