Picture of Tri-dimensional Chess
In Star Trek you see this cool chess set with 3 levels (plus 4 attack boards--more about those later). Here is how you can make one.

Step 1: Step 1: making the frame

Picture of Step 1: making the frame
For the frame, you'll need an old badminton racket and tennis racket (from the thrift store). Cut each racket with a hack saw and bend it to the curve desired. Its that easy!
JoeI21 month ago

"just feed these instructions into your replicator" If I had that I wouldn't buy anything...ever!

JustANinja3 years ago
My tennis raquet snapped in half after I tried to bend it. Any tips?
Isaac Eglash (author)  JustANinja3 years ago
Try using a metal racket with no plastic
Thrasym3 years ago
Just an FYI:

The attack boards should be attached to the corners, so only 1 square overlaps, and the middle level should be overlapped by 2 rows with the level below and above.

Otherwise, cool 'ible. I got the Franklin Mint set many years ago. I wish I knew more people who would play it. It's great fun putting the twist on chess.
Isaac Eglash (author) 3 years ago
i love that big bang theroy episode
"It must be painful to suck on so many levels" :P
canida3 years ago
Sweet! Bonus geek points. :)
stepdad3 years ago
I'm not sure if I'd love to play or hate to play, but it's obviously a great game. And your instructions of how to build one are very helpful -- I have old rackets I need to get rid of!
Nerko-erko3 years ago
just like in the big bang theory!
That's exactly what I thought! In fact, I just watched that episode on DVD today!
tinker2343 years ago
you know those glass chess pices with this would be really cool
Isaac Eglash (author)  tinker2343 years ago
I'm gonna try that
RSV263 years ago
how do you play?
omnibot RSV263 years ago
Like this.
Isaac Eglash (author)  omnibot3 years ago
You play like normal chess but the attack boards are moved only when the attack board has a pawn or nothing on it and to go up or down counts as a space