Star Wars is one of the most popular epics created and now you can get Star Wars chess set pieces. Both its movies and books have been viewed by millions of people. It's no surprise that star wars chess sets are also popular.
There were 6 movie episodes for Star Wars. Many characters overlap more then one episode and others can only be found in some but not others. Since different characters are found in the various episodes some sets may mix and match characters from each episode where other sets may be themed around a specific episiode. You should decide if you want your set to be themed around a specific episode.
This set is often available in plastic but if you want a higher quality, longer lasting set then look for one that is painted pewter or other metal. While no star wars chess set will necessarily be the same, here's an example of what you may find.
- Pawns: Republic Clone Troopers, kneeling and holding a rifle.
- Rooks: C3P0/R2D2
- Knights: Han Solo and Chewbacca
- Bishops: Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker
- "Queen": Obi-Wan
- King: Yoda
- Pawns: Stormtroopers
- Rooks: Count Dooku and Darth Maul
- Bishops: General Grievous and a General Grievous bodyguard
- Knights: Jango Fett and Boba Fett
- "Queen": Darth Vader
- King: Emperor Palpatine