The previous episode of Top eBay Chess Items by Price, which I titled Chess Builders, was about Mother's Day. I rejected featuring a giant plastic chess set, because 'I just couldn't picture Mom playing chess outside in her garden'.
For this episode I had two more giant sets -- a sign of the season? -- and not wanting to choose between them, I decided on a composite post featuring all of the top sets from recent months. The results are shown below.
Following are the titles and selling prices of the six sets. The King in the first set listed is more than four feet tall, nearly twice as tall as the King in the last few sets.
- Giant Plastic Chess Set with a 49" King - Garden Chess Set - Outdoor Chess Set US $939
- MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Set with a 37" King US $789
- Giant Plastic Chess Set with a 37" King - Garden Chess Set - Outdoor Chess Set US $649
- MegaChess Giant Plastic Chess Set with 25" King with a Nylon Chessboard US $529
- Giant Plastic Chess Set with a 25" King with Nylon Chess Board Outdoor Chess Set US $440
- Giant Plastic Chess Set with a 25" King US $400
Although the last two sets have the same photo, one is with 'nylon chess board', the other without. While browsing these closed listings, eBay informs me that there are more than a half-dozen giant sets currently on offer.