Zelda Is Super Hot: Custom Legend of Zelda Chess Set

The Legend of Zelda rivals Super Mario Brothers when it comes to classic Nintendo titles.  This Legend of Zelda chess set, homemade by Ben Howards, uses characters from all eras of Zelda to create a massive battle of the wits!  This is probably the only way you would get me to take a game of chess seriously.  (Who am I kidding?  I would just use them as action figures – forget chess.  Maybe we could light Ganondorf on fire and save Hyrule before Link even has to go through so much trouble.)

Also, beat Ganondorf in an intense game of wits and you might just get to make out with Zelda.  Just sayin’.  Being geeky does have its perks  get me stuffed into lockers.

legend of zelda chess set


My favorite pieces on this chess board, honestly, are the Chuchus.  (The pawns.)  They look like worms who were squeezed so that their eyes popped out a little and then dipped in colorful paint to make them Nintendo friendly.  Just a thought.


legend of zelda chess set


In case you’re not Zelda savvy, here’s a list of all of the characters included in this chess set –

Legend of Zelda Chess Set – The Evildoers

legend of zelda chess set


King: Ganondorf

Ganondorf is in most Legend of Zelda games, if not all

Queen: Veran

Veran was in Oracle of Ages

Bishops: Wizzrobes

Are recurring enemies in many Zelda games

Knights: Moblins

Link’s Awakening, Ocarina of Time, and the Oracle games

Rooks: Octoroks

Every game save Twilight Princess

Pawns: Chuchus

Recurring enemies in the Zelda games

Legend of Zelda Chess Set – Link and Company


legend of zelda chess set


King: Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule

The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker

Queen: Princess Zelda

In every game – hence the name “Legend of Zelda Chess Set”

Bishops: Zoras

Most Legend of Zelda games

Knights: Links

Every Zelda game, no question

Rooks: Gorons

Nearly all Zelda games

Pawns: Deku Sprites

Five or six of the Zelda games

Via: [Geekologie]