The game comes complete with an eye-catching 20 x 20 inch game board screen. The pieces of this Harry Potter magic chess set are die-cast with zinc and are designed to be an exact miniature recreation of the final challenge chess set from the first Harry Potter movie. They're a bit oversized, with the pawns being 2.5 inches tall and the Kings being 5.5 inches tall. Each piece has a natural weight to achieve a good balance and, in reality, they are quite heavy.
You can still play chess in it, but it's primarily intended as a fun toy set for Harry Potter fans who want to relive Ron and Harry's experience of the movie's Philosopher's Stone Wizard chess scene. Fans of the franchise love to play a game of chess just like the main characters in the film did. This set comes with an 18.5 inch by 18.5 inch black and white checkerboard that looks like marble and includes 32 pieces, a set of white and another of metallic silver in bags that are designed to look like the statues in the movie, but that measure up to 4 inches high. The first thing you should know about The Harry Potter Final Challenge chess set is that the pieces don't move independently.
His pieces are inspired by the pieces of the wizard's chess game, larger than real life, that appear in the first Harry Potter movie. The paired versions of the chess scenes were certainly still dramatic and fun for people who were less familiar with the rules of chess. Harry Potter fans can also enjoy Wizards' chess in real life; but don't expect the pieces to move on their own, because The Harry Potter Final Challenge chess set brings the magic of the big screen and the book series to your home. Instead, it ended up being a scene that ended too quickly and left chess players scratching their heads.
Table of contents The Final Challenge Harry Potter chess game has advantages, disadvantages and verdict. The craftsmanship really shows when you compare the chess pieces with those from the chess scene in the Harry Potter movie. In general, the Harry Potter Wizards chess set isn't ideal for serious chess players, but it's ideal for introducing children to chess in a familiar and fun way. That said, if you bought this game because it's a “wizard” chess game, it works perfectly.
If I had known or had had the help of a professional chess player, I probably would have included more details about the chess scene. He does a great job of bringing the chess scene from the movie The Philosopher's Stone to life with his beautifully designed chess pieces that look exactly like those in the movie. The chess game manufactured by Mattel comes with a 14 x 14 board and 32 plastic chess pieces (16 white and 16 black) that reproduce the original giant pieces from the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.