Star Trek “The Next Generation” Tridimensional Chess Set
This authorized re-creation of the Star Trek: THE NEXT GENERATION (TNG) Tridimensional chess set from the Franklin Mint is offered here in as new condition. The 32 chess pieces are precision cast and coated in sterling silver or 24 karat gold. This iconic 3-D chess Set comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, a fitted storage case for the chessmen and a specially designed, highly collectible, booklet containing Rules. This is a stunning, limited-edition showpiece measuring 14” tall. with three main playing boards (4-1/4″ square). The game has been expanded to include six movable attack boards (2-1/8″ square), each in color-etched acrylic. The official Star Trek: THE NEXT GENERATION Tridimensional, Chess Set, is the first and only authorized re-creation based upon the provocative 24th century game played by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew. The rules for Tridimensional Chess can be found here.
The Tridimensional Chess set first appeared in the original 1964 Star Trek TV series in the second episode of the Original Series, Charlie X. The original Star Trek 3-D Chess Set had a very limited production run. The NEXT GENERATION Tridimensional Chess Set had an even more limited run and is quite rare.
The Star Trek: THE NEXT GENERATION (TNG) Tridimensional Chess Set was released from The Franklin Mint in 1995. It is modeled on the 3-D chess set used in the Forward lounge aboard the USS Enterprise as seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Like its Original Series-based counterpart, the TNG set is modeled in half-scale. The precision cast metal pieces are plated in 24-karat gold or sterling silver. The playing field constructed of acrylic supported by a 24K plated gold frame. The chessboard and attack boards are black and clear. The boards on the original set were blue-and-clear. The board’s base of the supporting frame is square. The chess pieces are more contemporary in design than the original TOS pieces.