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"Ant takes wasp. Check.

Influenced by the amber collection in the department of palaeontology at the Natural History Museum in London, Alastair Mackie's unusual chess set uses transparent amber cylinders and insects as pieces. Flying insects such as wasps and lies constitute one side. Crawling bugs such as ants and grasshoppers, and arthropods such as scorpions, make up the other side.

Mackie created his board to resemble a waist-height table for viewing geological samples. There's a light box embedded inside to help illuminate each piece. Once a player loses a piece, he or she can store it in one of two pull-out "specimen drawers" located on either side of the board."

Write up taken from popularmechanics.com


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