Dangerously Stupid Wall Chess is played by two teams of 16
on a large checkerboard wall.
The chess pieces are about the size of small bar stools and
must be held in place against the wall by the players. To
acheive this feat, there are step ladders and an over head
gantry from which ropes
can be strung. To visualise this,
imagine a magnetic chess board being placed against a
wall. Now imagine the pieces have no magnets and must
be held against the board to stop them from falling off.
Now scale that up in size.
The orientation of the board is left to right play, but the
adventurous can attempt a top to bottom version.
To move a piece, instructions are shouted to the team who
must move then hold the piece in its new position and
manoeuvre around their own team and the players of the
other team. If a piece is dropped by either team, it is
As the game progresses, it gets less chaotic but initially it's
quite a struggle as the pieces cross the board.
The ultra daring can play this version of chess half way up
the side of a building or a cliff face.