Wobble Chess Set

This concave chess board causes the pieces to wobble, adding a playful element to the classic game.
created by

Adin Mumma

$250.00

created by

Adin Mumma

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Shaking For Bobby Fischer

Give your chess game a shiver of sophistication with this modern chess board that makes the game come to life. Designed by Adin Mumma, this beautifully made concave board causes the rounded pieces to wobble and quiver, providing an unexpected element to a timeless favorite. Made in China with cherry and maple wood.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Growing up between the United States and Taiwan, Adin's designs are equally influenced by Asian and Western perceptions of nature and surrounding objects. No matter how difficult, Adin always finds a way to manufacture whatever he designs. A great example is the Wobble chess set which, due to its intricate curvatures and complex assembly, required two years to develop. This displays Adin's tenacity and ingenuity - an impressive combination of character traits.

Adin currently lives and works in China. He graduated from Philadelphia's University of Arts.

Made from
chrome, maple wood, cherry wood
Measurements
15" L x 15" W
Item ID
16834

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UncommonGoodsWobble Chess Set
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Can withstand use (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)
  • Easy to play (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (7)
  • Children (4)
  • Family (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

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5.0

Pretty fabulous

By 

from White Hall, MD

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Play
  • Educational
  • Entertaining
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Children
    • Family

    Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

    SO FUN. We love the wobble. And really well-made too. Solid, heavy, smooth weighted bottoms... Only problem is the cat likes them too and keeps batting them to make them wobble.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    unique gift for a chess lover

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Family

      Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

      Got this for my husband on our anniversary and we both love it. Very original, easy to play with and looks great. I love how the pieces wobble like crazy when you move the board but don't fall off:)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      5.0

      A beautiful chess set

      By 

      from Cary, NC

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Educational
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Children
        • Family

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

        Such a beautiful chess set. Tracked it down after seeing it in a Chicago hotel lobby. Great for teaching young children.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        well designed product

        By 

        from pleasanton, ca

        About Me Knowledge seeker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Children

        Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

        my daughter and i enjoy playing with the new chess
        set more often because she likes the new set's
        unique layout and shapes. the set blends well with
        modern furniture. a little bit costly but worth it
        due to its uncommon style.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful

        By 

        from Folsom, CA

        About Me Avid Gamer

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Entertaining
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults

          Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

          I wanted a unique and beautiful chess set for myself after learning to play on a soapstone set my parents bought in Japan. This was pricey but worth it. It's beautiful to look at and it's made well. You have to get the pieces in just right or they lean.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Original and Classy

          By 

          from Long Island,NY

          About Me Avid Gamer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Elegant Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults

            Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

            A Work of Art

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Just beautiful!

            By 

            from Virginia

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Easy To Play
            • Nice Layout

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Children

              Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

              I have been looking for a long time for a modern chess set in which you could actually identify the pieces-I don't like the ones where the kings don't look like kings, etc. This is just great, so pretty and simple, with beautiful craftsmanship to the wood. I first thought that the "wobble" might be a bit silly, but it so functional! Playing with my kids, and two pets, it comes in so handy that the set can get knocked, but you don't lose your game. Very nice packaging, although be very careful when removing the pieces from the foam...one of my kings little cross snapped off, but Uncommon Goods replaced it right away with no problem. I love this set, and anticipate having it out forever!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great gift idea

              By 

              from Tempe, AZ

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

              The product was beatufiful. Great for the person who has everything. It makes for a great conversation piece, perfect for an office.

              Service and delivery comments:

              The delivery was very prompt. The way it was packed insured it was not damaged in any way. I had to return the product and had no issues getting my money back. I will use this company again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Gift for Boyfriend

              By 

              from Virginia

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Clean

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

                  This chess board is definitely creative. I was looking for something unique but functional. When my boyfriend opened the package, he loved the design. I did think that the darker wood would be a few shades darker than it really was, but I can get over that easily.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Nice. but not the quality for the $

                  By 

                  from dallas, tx

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Wobble Chess Set:

                      Had some water works or spots on the board. Nice product - but not the quality I would expect for the price. Needs a little more attention paid to the detail.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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