If someone you love puts "a new game" on their wishlist this year, double check if they're a fan of The Queen's Gambit, before you head out to the store. This Netflix mini-series about a chess prodigy is a total hit, and may just be bringing back board games that require lots of time, strategy, and telling stares. Instead of snagging a Nintendo Switch, you may want to look into custom chess sets on Etsy that a true fan will admire and adore.
Each custom chess set is unique in its own way, whether it's built on a rustic slice of wood to give it a nature vibe, or designed with Minnie and Mickey Mouse ears to appeal to your Disney-loving friends and family members, too. To get one, you don't need to know much about the Netflix show starring Anya Taylor-Joy that takes place in the U.S. in the 1960s. You should only be familiar with the gift receiver's other interests, so you can totally tailor the chess set to them.
Ultimately, the set will make for a thoughtful and long-lasting gift. Even if there are only a few seasons of Queen's Gambit, the chess board will be a useful or decorative piece in your person's space. Here are a few to shop on Etsy that'll make any fan say, "Check and mate!"
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