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Chess tables are objects used in The Sims, The Sims 2, and The Sims 3 to raise the Logic skill by playing chess. Chess tables require two chairs on both ends in order for them to be used. Sims can play alone or with a partner, and will socialize when doing the latter.

The SimsEdit

Originally, The Sims had one chess table, the Chuck Matewell Chess Set. Hot Date added the "King Head" Outdoor Chess Table. While technically not chess, Makin' Magic introduced the Checker Set Too, which functions similarly to chess.

According to the 100th day bonus, Sims play a real game of chess. The images shown to the player are different stages of a real chess match.

Chuck Matewell Chess SetEdit

Chuck Matewell Chess Set
Ts1 chuck matewell chess set
An exact replica of the competition chess set used by Chuck Matewell to beat the M.A.X. "Deep Trouble" computer, this top quality chess set lets Sims have fun while they build their logic skills. Although a timeless two-player game, Matewell says, "I spent years playing chess alone, and look where it got me."
Game The Sims
Buyable Buy mode
Price §500
Type Fun, Game, Skill
Size 1x1

Fun: 2
+ Logic

"King Head" Outdoor Chess TableEdit

"King Head" Outdoor Chess Table
Ts1 king head outdoor chess table
Into mental materialism AND people watching? Your only logical move is a King Head chess table. Regulation timer included for the obsessed professional. Polished, granite surface is expectorant and bird dropping resistant. Reinforced concrete guaranteed not to chip during attacks by graceless losers and uncultured vandals.
Game The Sims: Hot Date
Buyable Buy mode
Price §999
Type Fun, Skill, Game
Size 1x1

Fun: 2
Room: 1
+ Logic

Checker Set TooEdit

Checker Set Too
Ts1 checker set too
This elaborate, and complex game of historical import, allows the player to reproduce on the microscopic level any two-sided struggle of socio-political import throughout the ages. A player must choose light or dark, a decision which may seem simple, as each side has the same amount of pieces and the same ability to move a piece to the right or the left, but the philosophical implications of these choices may very well reverberate throughout the length of the entire game, or even for all time.
Game The Sims: Makin' Magic
Buyable Buy mode
Price §399
Type Fun, Game, Skill
Size 1x1

Fun: 2
+ Logic

The Sims 2Edit

There are two default chess tables in The Sims 2: the King For a Day Outdoor Chess Table and the Grand Parlour Chess Table.

Unlike The Sims, chess pieces are now separate from the chess table itself, and the player can now watch their game in real detail. While Sims generally follow the normal rules of chess, it has been noted that they may continue playing even after the king has been captured, which would normally result in a "checkmate."

Like in The Sims, the Chess table can be used to improve the Logic skill, and if The Sims 2: Freetime expansion pack is installed, it raises Enthusiasm for the Games Hobby.

When children play chess at these tables, they will perch on a stack of phone books, as they can't reach the table due to their height.

King for a Day Outdoor Chess TableEdit

King for a Day Outdoor Chess Table
Ts2 king for a day chess table
This outdoor chess table is fit for a king or a queen. An iron base and stain-resistant cement lend stability while the marble board offers players a smooth, elegant playing surface. It's the logical choice for outdoor fun!
Game The Sims 2
Buyable Buy mode
Price §399
Type Fun, Game, Skill
Size 1x1

Fun: 7
+ Logic

Grand Parlour Chess TableEdit

Grand Parlour Chess Table
Ts2 grand parlour chess table
One of the oldest and most distinguished parlour games, chess has existed in many forms for over a thousand years. What better way to show true intellectual fortitude than to dedicate an entire table to the sole pupose [sic] of the pursuit of logic. Play in the parlour with another Sim, or alone (while attempting to maintain two completely independent strategies at the same time).
Game The Sims 2
Buyable Buy mode
Price §500
Type Fun, Game, Skill
Size 1x1

Fun: 7
+ Logic

The Sims 3Edit

Two chess tables were included in The Sims 3, with some expansion packs offering additional tables. Sims can use chess tables to compete in chess tournaments with other Sims in the neighborhood.

If a Sim dies, another Sim can play chess with the Grim Reaper for that Sim's life. If the Sim wins, the Grim Reaper will resurrect the Sim that died.

If a Sim loses a game, they may angrily knock the pieces off the table. Since the pieces do not have models whilst on the ground, they will simply disappear and do not have to be cleaned up.

Outdoor Chess Table & Epic 10th Anniversary Chess TableEdit

Outdoor Chess Table & Epic 10th Anniversary Chess Table
Default Chess Tables
Game The Sims 3
Buyable Buy mode
Price §350/§450
Type Skill
Size 1x1

For Outdoor Chess Table:

Challenge your fellow Sim to a Duel... in chess!

For Epic 10th Anniversary Chess Table:

Ancient and timeless, we're proud to present the Epic 10th Anniversary Chess Set for those who enjoy a patient battle of logic and mental fortitude. Fight for your opponent's king and look smarter than a checkers player. Just write us a check, mate!


Fun: 4

Grandmaster Chess SetEdit

Grandmaster Chess Set
Grandmaster Chess Set
You'll spend hours considering your next move with this tournament quality Grandmaster Chess Set. Even if you're not a contender on the chess circuit, you can still be grandmaster of your own house.
Game The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff
Buyable Buy mode
Price §550
Type Skill
Size 1x1


Fun: 5

Antique Chess TableEdit

Antique Chess Table
Antique Chess Table
A game as ancient and intricrate as chess deserves a platform with its own rich complexity. Play a game on top of this meticulously hand-carved table, and you'll understand what those tiny warriors are fighting for. Give your chess pieces a home that gives worth to your pawn's sacrifice, justifies your bishop's gambit, and gives a kingdom to your king.
Game The Sims 3: Supernatural
Buyable Buy mode
Price §520
Type Skill
Size 1x1


Fun: 4

Azad's Holo-Chess Table by Korben ComputingEdit

Azad's Holo-Chess Table by Korben Computing
Azad's Holo-Chess Table by Korben Computing
Don't let the extra side boards intimate you; they're just for show. Holo-chess offers all the fun of the normal game, but you'll never lose the pieces!
Game The Sims 3: Into the Future
Buyable Buy mode
Price §525
Type Skill
Size 1x2


Fun: 4
Environment: 1

King of the Park Chess TableEdit

King of the Park Chess Table
King of the Park Chess Table
Take your foes down in style with this classic looking table. Robust construction will guarantee this chess table holds up to even the most intense matches.
Game The Sims 3 Store
Buyable Buy mode
Price §425
Type Skill
Size 1x1


Fun: 4

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