Benedict Homer grew up in a fruitful artistic background where both parents are working artists it seemed only likely that Ben would graduate with BA Honours in Wood Metal and Plastic 3D design in England.
In collaboration with illustrators, and skilful model makers we have developed
this range of chess sets after feeling there was a gap in the market for fun and collectable high quality games. Ben still kept in mind the traditional element of the game and so introduced the game to a new audience, and existing chess enthusiasts alike.The pieces are very tactile and have been accurately modelled and beautifully
hand painted, as it is important to us that the player would feel like the pieces would come alive. We selected each animal by its nature and position in the animal kingdom and recreated this on to the real wood chessboard; Ben has specially designed the boards with these chess sets in mind.
Cats vs Dogs chess sets
Cats and Dogs have a long history in teasing and tormenting one another. Your strategic plan will decide which side will win. Each piece has been selected by its nature and character, from the playful Persian kitten against the lively West Highland pawn to the Nobel British Blue that fights against the powerful German Shepherd King. Accurately modelled and cast in resin then beautifully hand painted. Finished off with a protective felt base.
King - British Blue
Queen - Havan Brown
Bishop - Blotched Tabby
Knight - Tortie Smoke Devon Rex
Rook - Exotic Shorthair
Pawn -Kitten Longhair Persian
King - German Shepherd
Queen - Labrador
Bishop - Dalmatian
Knight - Old English Sheepdog
Rook - Bulldog
Pawn - West Highland Terrie