Posted on September 18 2022 by Sean Gadus
Chess is one of the most iconic and popular strategy games in the world. The revered game has a massive following, and the flexible gameplay means that the game can be played by young and old players alike. The origins of the game can be traced back more than one thousand years to areas like Persia and India. Chess sets themselves have become something of an art form, with various creators and companies producing an astonishing range of beautiful boards and figures.
This homemade Breath of the Wild chess set by edlothian is a stunning creation for Zelda fans to marvel at. Each of the different pieces has their own specific counterpart from Breath of the Wild‘s pool of characters and enemies. For the Hylian side, the Koroks are pawns, the goddess statues are rooks, Master Cycles are knights, Links are bishops, Zelda is the queen, and her father is the king piece. I really enjoy that they did not make Link the king piece, even though it might have been tempting to put Link at center stage. On Ganon’s side, Chuchus are pawns, Guardians are rooks, Lizalfos are knights, Bokoblins are bishops, the Lynel is the queen piece, and Calamity Ganon (from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity) is the king. I appreciate the inclusion of Age of Calamity’s version of Ganon, which I thought was an interesting contrast to the versions seen in Breath of the Wild.
Sean Gadus is a Senior Editor at Zelda Dungeon. His first Zelda game was Ocarina of Time and he loves all of the 3D Zelda games from 1998-2011. He wants to help build a kinder, more compassionate world. You can check out his other written work at The-Artifice.com.