Sunday, April 24, 2005

Chess and Baseball III

Apparently the consumer demand is so strong that a game company has decided to launch a new Red Sox-Yankees set to compete with the existing one on the market. Perhaps years from now catalogs of chess piece designs will list Baseball right after Staunton?!
Play Games! USAOPOLY, makers of the popular new MONOPOLY®: Red Sox(tm) World Series® Champions Collector's Edition, bring more head to head game play to Red Sox fans with the arrival of Red Sox-Yankees Chess SetRed Sox vs. Yankees Chess. Packaged in a keepsake collector's tin, Red Sox vs. Yankees Chess takes the classic strategy game and transforms it into the historic Red Sox Yankees rivalry. Baseball players represent the familiar playing pieces, which are dressed in authentic MLB(tm) uniforms and poised for action. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball Properties, it's Chess with an historic MLB(tm) rivalry twist. Available at local specialty stores such as Barnes & Noble, Olympia Sports, as well as online at and Makes a great gift for young Red Sox fans ages 7+.
It's interesting that they are not targeting "young Yankees fans ages 7+." The young New Yorkers, after thoroughly dominating the first half of the game, would probably throw away their advantage by hanging their queen.

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