This was a very surprising gift from my friends in Scotland.It was one of the three parcels that had arrived a week ago and I am sharing with you one by one. My friends were so very kind to send me this lovely box which they painted themselves and which included a fantastic chess set in green and yellow. I loved it and although my son and I haven't played chess for a long time this set wetted my appetite to do so.I have put the pawns on my living-room table as a decoration for the time being and now have to find a proper chess board to put these on as the one I already have is rather small for them!
I loved the different pawns-characters of the chess.
The soldiers/pawns are dolphins and the officers/bishops are octopuses.The towers/rooks are rocks and the knights are sea horses,my favourite of all the designs.
The Queen is a mermaid and the King is an underwater God, I could say Poseidon or Nereus or even Ophion .
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Thank you dear friends,I hope we will manage to meet soon!