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As I posted in another topic I acquired a chess set which uses shot glasses for chess pieces.
Now arises the problem what are appropriate liquers, liquors or other beverages to use? Should one use the same choice for all pieces? For both players? Would there be an advantage if you select a lower (or higher) proof for your pieces than for your opponents? Please give me some ideas? I really need some input here!
I can't tell you what to do with that set.
If it was me playing with it, this is how I handle it:
1. mixing diferent drinks is a not for me, so all the ones I am goign to drink must be the same.
2. Those are shot glasses, meanins something like beer doesn't belong.
3. This let me with wines, and heavy liquors. Like vodka, sake, wiskey, rum, tequila...
The problem with higth alcohol drinks is that after one or 2 games one maybe be too much drunk.
I love whine a lot. And I like the idea of having red and white wine. So that would be my first option.
If I chose somethig harder, like tequila, then I will make sure of one of this 2 things happend: 1 the games last arround 4 hours, or/and 2 no all the shots are filled with alcohol, can put stuff like cheese, nuts, or so.
I can't tell very well from the picture, but are all of the "pieces" the same in appearance aside from their height? If so, filling them with different colored drinks might be called for.
Some are crystal clear and others are sand blasted.
I meant whether the pieces of the same color look any different from each other.
they seams to be diferent in shape, higth and with.
this website have some close up picture.
Shots of wine? Blasphemy! Wine is too good to be drank as a shot :P
I've played beer chess before, and I played with the pawns as beer, the major and minor pieces were gin (I was drinking gin that particular night) and the kings were 80% black absinthe.
It worked quite well; doing shots of beer for pawns leaves you sober enough to play a few games, but as anyone who's taken part in an hour of power knows, regular shots of beer will have a surprising effect.
And dammit... bringing up the hour of power has brought back a memory which completely voids my argument that wine shouldn't be taken in shots; I completed an hour of power on wine before :/ Shockingly, I remember little of the night, though I do remember that part of it involved being sprawled out on a stairway, presumably because my legs had mutinied against me.
EDIT: Where are you from David? Your flag says America, but your spelling makes me think you're from somewhere else, or that the topic has already compelled you to get drunk :P
When I say wine I was not thinking in drinking it on shots, but kinda to have it there while thinking and playing until the next pice come by. Still I know some people drinks wine in shots, for example some naval traditions, and freemasonry on the "table lodge".
Absinthe for me is almost a religion. And I am a puritan on this, with the spoon and sugar and all the stuff... also the color should be green.
I am from South America. From a place where the first option to play this drinking chess would be rum and something call "aguardiente".
And a curiosity, a game I played recently, Imagine playing this with shots. LOL.
Haha! That would be a disappointing game for both sides :P That's cool though, I shall have to run to wikipedia to read about aguardiente :)
I'm not sure the goal would be to play more than a couple of games. Guess we could play a lot of games like that David but I doubt it would go that way. Absinthe might be good, can't do gin. I did think about beer for the pawns, or pucker, maybe schnaps. Frangelico for the bishops? The pieces are all different. Still haven't found an opponent.
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