• What the heck is this and why should I get this?
    • Masterpiece Chess is a touch-capable chess set you can setup on your iPad, Android and even Windows tablets to play your favorite chess applications! If you are hooked on playing chess on a screen and miss the look and feel of chess pieces, MasterPiece will bring the physical game of chess back into your life!
  • Is it really compatible with all tablets?
    • The pieces are scaled for a standard 9.7inch iPad. As long as your tablet is no smaller than that, when you place your tablet in “portrait mode” to play a game of chess, the pieces will fit nicely on the squares.
  • Do I need bluetooth, Wifi, or any other special technology to pair the pieces to my tablet?
    • Nope! The pieces are touch-capable right out of the box and will register moves on your tablet as instantly as if you were to touch the screen with your finger!
  • How does it work?
    • The pieces work as a substitute for tapping and swiping with your fingers. After setting up the board, you can make a move by picking up a piece, tapping the start square and then the end a square. When it’s time for your opponent to move, simply move their piece for them to mark their move. They are a fun addition to you tablet chess apps.
  • Will these pieces damage my screen?!
    • They are lightweight plastic pieces. Unless you are unusually rough and looking to try and deliberately break your screen by digging at the glass like a prisoner digging out of a stone prison cell with a plastic spoon, they are safe. The chess pieces are engineered to be touch sensitive, you’ll notice they register moves very quickly as soon as you touch the piece and make contact with the square.
  • Can I play blitz/speed chess with MasterPiece Chess?
    • Because of the tendency for the pieces to easily slide around, we recommend users play slower standard matches and/or use the pieces in conjunction with their chess lessons. It will certainly work with shorter timed matches, but it isn’t ideal.
  • My chess app has a blindfold mode. Will MasterPiece Chess work with this?
    • Of course! Aesthetically speaking, you’ll have a much cleaner experience since blindfold mode will eliminate the graphical pieces on your screen and allow you to only see your MasterPiece chess pieces on the board. From a game standpoint though, it’s a bit of a cheat since all of the moves are now physically tracked as you mark them with your pieces.
  • This sounds cool! How much is it and where can I purchase it?
    • Masterpiece Chess is only $15 USD plus shipping and is available on our Etsy Store
  • What is included with my purchase?
    • Quite a lot! You get a set of MasterPiece Chess Pieces, a magnetic travel board with coordinates that will also let you play and analyze games offline and a convenient padded zip case!