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The Digital Chess Masters

Having used the onset of summer to probe a handful of New York City’s many sites in which members of the public can meet one another and play a game of chess (or two!) with human partners, we thought we’d look at one of the flip sides to public play: computer chess in the digital era. Many of the activities that we were once required to actively seek out can now be accessed on a single device. Rather than carry your dog-eared paperback book in your bag, you can carry hundreds of them on a Kindle Fire; similarly, you can just download an app to your phone that allows you to play chess anywhere.

‘Searching for Bobby Fischer’ – Public Spaces & Chess

Last week we explored the exceptional documentary Brooklyn Castle and the lives of its incredibly talented young chess players four years on. This week, we’re going to be looking at another film, again ostensibly about chess, but rather than devote the entire post to it, we’re going to use it as a jumping off point for something very different: chess in public spaces, with New York City as our focal point. And with summer just around the corner, the timing couldn't be better!

New range of croquet sets on sale at Regency Chess Company in the UK

      In the past we had offered a small selection of croquet sets, more as a basic side line than anything else. As part of our drive to add more products throughout 2016 we’ve totally over hauled the range on offer. The basic range of sets has now gone and been replaced with […]

Brooklyn Castle Four Years On – What Are The Students Doing Now?

  At first glance, the 2012 documentary Brooklyn Castle is ostensibly a film about chess, and the child stars who come to master it. Intermediate School 318 is a junior high school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with an exemplary chess course, now known throughout the U.S for having secured, at the time of release, no less […]

Chess in Film

Chess in Film Chess has always possessed a cinematic quality, making the game a popular recurring feature, prop or motif in the history of film. It has been used by film-makers for decades to denote logic and intelligence, craftsmanship and art, and power and class. This is, of course, to say nothing of the films […]

What makes a design classic?

Throughout history humans have been creating things. In the beginning we did this to survive,  in more recent times we’ve seen the rate of creativity and design increase exponentially with thousands of items being made for a myriad of purposes. Very occasionally someone creates something that we refer to as a ‘classic’ but it doesn’t […]

Christmas 2015 opening hours

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New & Exciting Brand Added To Regency Chess Website – Purling of London

As the years have gone on we’ve added more and more products to our website. It’s sometimes hard to believe that all this started back in 2008 with a handful of wooden chess sets. We now boast hundreds of lovely products and a worldwide reputation that does us proud. The list of premium brands that […]

Official Lewis Chessmen Now Available In Mid Sized Package

We’re delighted to be stocking the latest set of Lewis chessmen from the National Museum Scotland. For years we’ve been selling their original set with huge success. While the pieces have always been the very best quality one downside of the original set was it’s size and scale. Due the width of the king and […]

Job Vacancy – We’re recruiting again

Job Title: Ecommerce Manager – Retail Location: Frome, Somerset Salary: £20,000 plus bonus Position: Permanent/Full Time Sector: IT & Internet   An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Online/Ecommerce Manager to join a leading chess and backgammon retailer in Frome, Somerset. The successful Online/Ecommerce Manager will work full time, earning a salary of £20,000 […]