Crownes | Compact & Portable Nesting Chess Set on Kickstarter
Updated: Aug 1
It is a compact solution for a full-sized experience. Play this elegant chess set anywhere with anyone.
It's your move now!
Crownes is a modern approach to a timeless game.
Each piece is precisely designed to fit one over the other in sequential order, creating a uniformly compact stack.
It provides a simplified way of organizing your pieces. Remove and place or stack and go. It is perfectly nested together for your convenience. The 16 pieces, an entire team, are nested together and magnetically drawn to the centralized base, creating a handheld barrel for each opponent.
Play the classic game wherever you please with this space-saving and portable design. Crownes impresses the world with a refreshingly simple, but functional design
The two teams can be stored in a cylindrical, compact carrying case for you to bring pieces anywhere with style, while minimizing mass.
The tubular, space-saving design makes storing convenient and effortless.
Place in a bag, luggage, cabinet shelf, or in the open.
Play the classic game wherever you please with this space-saving and portable design. Crownes impresses the world with a refreshingly simple, but functional design.
Reveal & Play: Unroll the board to reveal both teams. Remove each team from their storage cases to sequentially unstack the nested pieces in perfect order.
Of chess, it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess!
Nest, roll and go: Go on your way by rolling up the carrying case of both teams into the board, becoming an easy-to-carry ensemble.
Countless rounds of sketching, paper studies, rapids prototyping and metal 3D printing took Crownes from napkin sketch to feasible solution. Failing was not an option, but it took numerous attempts to succeed! Exploring different materials and testing different manufacturing techniques helped validate the idea and plan.