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Show off your intellectual gaming skills with Super Mario chess



Marisa Losciale


Posted on Jan 31, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 2:40 am CDT

You’ve heard of Luigi’s Mansion, Mario Kart and Super Mario Odyssey, but have you heard of Super Mario chess? Probably not.

Played with the same rules as traditional chess, this set is just as much fun to play as it is to display. Players pick a team comprised of 16 of the most iconic characters of the Nintendo series and then battle it out. The chess set uses 32 hand-painted characters in place of kings, queens, and pawns. Including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, 1-Up Mushroom, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Birdo, Goomba, Hammer Bros., and Magikoopa.

Super Mario chess may not get as competitive (or relationship crumbling) as Mario Kart, but it can definitely put a wedge in a relationship. Which is why it’s imperative to think about the moves you want to make before you actually make them.

The collector’s edition chess set is available through Amazon for $34.97. That’s 30% off its usual retail price of $50! And no, we’re not chomping your chain.



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*First Published: Jan 31, 2018, 10:01 am CST