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All The Moves Of Regular Chess, With Politics Added


If you've been sitting around thinking "I love chess, but I wish it was more political," then you are apparently the target audience for the new "2020 Battle For The White House" chess set. This $39.99 set includes 32 chess pieces, sculpted in the likenesses of current American political leaders.

Here is how the set is described on the web site, along with misspelled words:

The 2020 Presidental Election will be one of the most exciting in US History. Who will occupy the Oval Office? To memorialize this historic election, this collector's edition 2020 Battle For The White House™ chess set is now ready for public release. Democrats stand face-to-face against Republicans, President Donald J. Trump with Mike Pence by his side. Legislative leaders Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer, and McCarthy, knights, ride symbolic donkeys and elephants into battle. Justices Kavanaugh, Sotomayor, Roberts, and Ginsburg, Bishops to protect the Supreme Court. Pawns - elephants for the Republicans and Donkeys for the Democrats - are the first line of defense. Each piece is painstakingly designed for impeccable detail that is truly stunning. The 2020 Battle For The White House™ chess set is a keepsake you'll cherish for generations and proudly display in your home. Former Presidental teams - Bush, Cheney, Obama, and Biden - Rooks for this historic showdown. Who will win the election in your home? The fun will never end!

DISCLAIMER: This product is educational to foster political discussion while memorializing a moment in history and has not been approved, endorsed or sponsored by, or connected with, any of the individuals or political parties represented, either expressly or impliedly. It was produced in limited quantities and inspected for quality in the United States.

But wait, Rick, you'll say. The Democrats haven't chosen their presidential candidates yet! Don't worry, the fine folks at Telebrands have you covered:

Reserve your 2020 Battle for the White House™ Chess Set now for the special release price of $39.99 plus $9.99 S/H. Each chess set includes an individually numbered certificate of authenticity absolutely FREE. Because the Democratic nominees are not yet known, you'll receive 2 empty podiums to play now. Once the candidates are selected, you'll be notified to acquire the final pieces to complete your set for a separate fee. But wait - double your offer and get a second set that makes the perfect gift. Just pay a separate fee of $19.99. Your reservation and payment by credit card today will ensure placement on our production schedule with shipment guaranteed no later than March 1st 2020.

I have to admit that part of me wants to order one of these sets, since the renderings of the various political figures walk that fine line between unsettling and creepy. So if you decide to order one from the infomercial or through their 2005-ish web site, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..