Aliens Vs. Predator may have been a pretty terrible movie, but the concept it embodies has a lot of merit. Especially on the chessboard. That was, perhaps, the thinking behind this amazing chess set from Joker-Laugh, which features the familiar "faces" of everyone's favorite acid-bleeding xenomorphs and mandibled hunters. My only question is if the transparent Predator pieces get some kind of bonus for being invisible -- it only seems fair! See more images of both sides, arrayed for battle, after the break.
Purveyor of neat things you want that are too expensive, Hammacher Schlemmer, has a chess set for sale that acts more like an interactive painting rather than a board that one opens and sets down on a table. The vertical chess set hangs on a wall, and each row has its own little shelf on which the pieces can stay upright. The board is intended for a long game -- walk down the hallway once or twice a day and make your move -- and comes with a "last move" marker, so your opponent knows that it is his or her turn, and that you aren't pulling a fast one.