You won’t be able to resist this chess set with characters from Winnie the Pooh.
The owl has been cast in the role of bishop while Eeyore takes on roles as king or knight depending upon how you look at it!
Alongside them stands Tigger – the rook, Piglet-a pawn.
All pieces are heavyweight because they’re made out of 100% natural hardwood trees which means quality doesn’t come cheap.
This chess set is perfect for any fan of Winnie the Pooh.
The king and queen are represented by their respective characters, with Owl serving as bishop.
The 3 inch tall heavy weight metal pieces may have originated outside 100 Acre Wood but they now reside there permanently because those.
The chess set is a classic style that features all the main characters from Winnie-the Pooh.
The king of this collection and queen, respectively represented by Kanga (the mother) and Owl(the wisest creature) next in line we have Tiggers rook, Eeyores knight, Pigs pawn–a cheerful little guy who’s always ready for adventure!
And lastly, there’s Roo himself.
This beautifully crafted chess set features all of your favorite characters from Winnie the Pooh, Kanga and Owl to Piglet.
The king is represented by none other than Roo’s mother (Kanga), while Queen bee gets a spot on this board with her own piece -the bishop!
The chess pieces are all antique gold and silver, with felt labels on their bottoms.
They measure 1 – 1.5 inches each piece, the board comes included in a package that also includes wood trim measuring 10″ x 10″.
Weighing about 6 pounds when assembled, this set will be perfect for your game room or office!
The pieces are made of heavy gold and silver metal, each measuring about 1-inch tall.
They come in two different shapes – perfect for beginners or experts alike because they have felt labels on the bottom so you can tell which side is up when playing against someone else.
There’s also an included board that measures 10×10 inches, it weighs around 6 pounds.
King: Winnie the Pooh
Queen: Kanga (w Roo)
Bishop: Owl, Rabbit
Knight: Tigger, Eeyore
Rook: Pooh’s house (M.Sanders)
Pawn: Piglet (variations of pose)
Wrapping It Up
A. A. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, on whom the character Christopher Robin was based. The rest of Christopher Milne’s toys – Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Tigger – were incorporated into Milne’s stories.Two more characters, Owl and Rabbit, were created by Milne’s imagination, while Gopher was added to the Disney version. Christopher Robin’s toy bear is on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.
Harry Colebourn and Winnie, 1914
Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian black bear he often saw at London Zoo, and Pooh, a swan they had encountered while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter for C$20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, while en route to England during the First World War. He named the bear Winnie after his adopted hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnie was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as The Fort Garry Horse regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London Zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much-loved attraction there. Pooh the swan appears as a character in its own right in When We Were Very Young.
Statue in Winnipeg of Harry Colebourn and Winnie
In the first chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne offers this explanation of why Winnie-the-Pooh is often called simply “Pooh”: