Mayan Aztec Chess Set
Do you like to play chess?
How about collecting chess sets?
If so, you’re going to love the Mayan Aztec Chess Sets.
See below for our TOP picks of Mayan Aztec Chess!
These are some beautiful antique sets that will impress your friends and opponents alike.
Plus, it’s a great way to learn more about ancient cultures.
When you cross a Mayan temple with an Aztec stone carving, what do you get?
You get a one-of-a-kind Mayan Aztec chess sets, that’s what!
Maybe you can even use it to teach your kids about ancient history!
Did Mayans play Chess Before Columbus?
Doesn’t really seem so. However, it seems that in some Pre-columbian codices you can find mentions about something with a rectangular design and chequered bother, along with beans and game pieces.
Similar diagrams have been seen in various public places and temples from Teotihuacan to Toltec Times ( c.4th – 12th century AD).
The game has not been named as such, but rather tentatively called quauhpatolli (“eagle- or wooden-patolli”) or Patolli.
It was a board game that had religious significance in Aztec culture. It is compared to an early version of Chess played by Aztec.
Back in the 16th century, when the Spanish arrived to crash the Aztec party, they put a stop to Patolli, labeling it as a not-so-cool pagan activity.
Read more about Patolli – Aztec Chess
In 1978 book L’esprit du jeu chez les Aztèques (“The spirit of play among the Aztecs”: Duverger 1978) French Americanist Christian Duverger believes that the word ‘quauhpatolli’ was translated into ‘chess’ in the earliest 16th century Dictionary.
This chess set is a rare vintage Mexican Chess set inspired from Aztec Indians versus Spanish Conquistadors.
Chess pieces measures approximately 4.5″ to 6.5″, images are crafted perfectly in these types of chess pieces.
Chess board is also included that measures 19″ x 19″ x 2.5″ when fold and measures 19″ x 9.5″ x 5″ when folded after the play.
Chess pieces are vintage hand carved stone Mexican folk art chess figures with wood/stone framed folding board and stone.
If you’re a fan of chess or appreciate a good game of strategy, you’ll want to check out these amazing Mayan Aztec chess sets.
if you’re looking for something new and exciting to shake up your gameplay, check out these stunning Mayan Aztec boards.
You won’t be disappointed!
This chess set is a Mayan Aztec Chess Set concept that is inspired by the Aztecs versus the Spanish with a complete chess pieces and a chess board.
The chess board is inspired by the sacred temples of pre-Hispanic cultures and Aztecs in particular as you can see on the 4 sides of the chess board that measures 16.53 “x 16.53”.
Chess pieces are hand-made and crafted with attention to detail to ensure the chess pieces are perfectly crafted, it includes 8 heads of Quetzalcóatl (feathered serpent) and 4 faces of Tlaloc (God of rain), two of the main deities of the Aztecs.
32 chess pieces are included in the package with a color of burnt orange and beige color that is made from resin with malachite and alabaster then assembled with pine wood.
Chess board measure about 16-inch game; it is inspired by a Coliseum in the midst of a spear-strewn arena.
Mexican Aztec Vintage 70s Chess set with 32 chess pieces and folding chess board to complete this amazing chess set.
Chess board is made from resin and solid and is foldable easy to use when traveling and can be easily stored after using.
Chess pieces are handcrafted to ensure the image are copied perfectly made from resin stone and grey with gold detail.
This awesome set of marble pieces is perfect for any mayan culture fan.
The board itself measures 11-1/2″ square, while each piece ranges from 2 inches to 1 inch tall – making it one heckuva deal!
Carved in Mexico late 1960’s by Aztec-style carvers this delightfully unique collection would make anyone happy with its kitschy appeal that only authentic vintage goods can bring forth
You can find it on ebay via auction, same as many other visually similar sets
Wrapping It Up
These Mayan Aztec Chess Sets are a beautiful work of art perfect for any chess enthusiast.
Theyre a little different than your average chess sets, that’s for sure.
I’m curious to know what you think about it.
Leave me a comment and let us know!