« No Stress Chess Syma S107G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro, Blue » 3 thoughts on “Original Harry Potter Chess Set from Sorcerer’s Stone Film Release in 2002” 73 of 74 people found the following review helpful Keep the kids in mind, November 8, 2003 By Donna Sollie (Pensacola, FL) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: This review is from: Original Harry Potter Chess Set from Sorcerer’s Stone Film Release in 2002 (Toy) Fact: This is a chess set designed to look like the chess set protrayed in the Harry Potter movies.Fact: This set is designed for, marketed for, and intended for use by children. Nowhere does it claim to be a “professional” or “regulation” chess set.With that said, I’m amazed at all of the complaints concerning the game’s contents. Yes, the board is a folding board, and yes, the pieces are larger than normal. It’s designed that way for a reason. Would I purchase it for myself? No, because I prefer professional grade chess sets to collect.I bought it for my KIDS, and they love it. It looks just like the one Harry & Ron played, and while the pieces do not automatically destroy each other, they have put hours of relatively quiet time into learning and playing the game of chess…. something they had no interest in until this game was purchased for them.I highly recommend buying this product if you have kids as I’m sure they will love it. They don’t care that some pieces are a bit awkward, nor that the board folds. They care that it’s a “Wizard’s” chess set just like Harry Potter’s. My kids are happy with it, and in the end, that’s all that matters. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 181 of 193 people found the following review helpful A GREAT Harry Potter game, September 13, 2002 By Casey Bauer “DigiCasey” (Lubbock, TX) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: This review is from: Original Harry Potter Chess Set from Sorcerer’s Stone Film Release in 2002 (Toy) This is not your TYPICAL chess set. True, you can still play chess, but kids & adults alike will love this new game.When you open the box, you will get a fold-out chess board (very durable). The board has the EXACT same colors as the chess set seen in “Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone”. You will also receive two complete set of chess pieces.Each piece was designed using the SAME sketches Warner Brother employees used to create the life-size pieces in the movie; they are COMPLETELY identical. The pieces are made of a thick-plastic type of material, so they are very hard to damage (but not impossible).Also included in the box is a set of instructions that have easy-to-read insturctions on how to play chess. They have pictures showing the different ways each piece can move.Whether you’re a chess fan or not, if you LOVE Harry Potter, then you MUST have this chess set; makes a great decoration on any coffee table. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 56 of 58 people found the following review helpful Great Success, October 20, 2002 By Beth Jones “Beth” (Orlando, FL) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: This review is from: Original Harry Potter Chess Set from Sorcerer’s Stone Film Release in 2002 (Toy) My daughter had been begging me to teach her how to play chess. Why? I had no idea but when I saw this chess set it made sense. She’s a huge Harry Potter fan and this set had her intrigued in playing chess. I’m all for it because chess is a wonderful strategy game that really works the brain. Plus it takes time and that means less time for brainless cartoons!The pieces capture your attention right away, especially with the uniqueness from the first film so evident in them. They really do make you feel more inclined to play chess just because it’s cooler to have pieces that fit the mood of chess than just bland, boring pieces of the cheap chess sets most of us are familiar with.Overall the durability is good for children a little older. However, my daughter at 8 likes to use them in pretend games other than chess too. She likes to re-inact some of the movie with them too. She has the other HP figures and it all comes together real nicely… so overall it’s a definite purchase any HP fan should make! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.