Original design. 1995. Modified forever after to correct the knight. Cocobolo and Yellowheart. That's all that changed.
Chess on the wall. So I don't have to put it away if I'm not finished. But, I can only play from first person perspective (ie. I can't make my move from high pieces).
So the entire board rotates. Pieces are steadfast. Those pieces (and the board) are not light. Extreme strong magnets keep pieces on board and board to wall.
The entire board comes off the wall. Legs on back of board so it can be played between two people in traditional manner.
Gabon Ebony near side and Black and White far side. Beautiful. Magnets in bottom. They would stick to a fridge.
I do play chess. I'm worth about 1500 points, if you know what that means. I know chess. For me, identification of pieces needs to be intuitive. Simpsons Special Edition? No. Pieces which have all animals. No. Arbitrary depiction of standard pieces. It's war. Bunnies aren't enemies with squirrels. The pieces also have to have a certain weight. The pieces feel more powerful when they require a concerted effort to move them. The bottoms need to be heavier than the tops. They need to be on appropriate size squares. They need to make a certain sound when they are placed. A soft dull thud. Not a wood to wood click.