Win a Super Mario Chess Set (Ends 12/30)


I’ve always loved playing chess. My dad taught me at a young age and I loved playing with him regularly using an old, beat-up plastic chess set. We even had a family friend Larry out in Long Island who’d play with me every time we visited. There’s just something about the game, you know? Maybe it’s the planning six moves ahead part that I really like.

I actually remember going with my dad to Manhattan when I was a kid. He took me to see his office and then a variety of other fun shops in the area, including a gaming store, a magic shop and yes, a chess shop! It was a real tiny store if I remember but filled wall to wall with custom chess sets. Any theme you could think of was represented, with some of the chess sets probably costing thousands of dollars based on the materials they were made from.

I’m happy to see both my boys have followed the family tradition. Yes, they both were even members of their school chess club for a few years. (Oddly enough, in elementary school, chess club is considered cool.) Any chance to buy our kids something that doesn’t need batteries and encourages thinking is a plus in our books. So Allie and I bought Jason a Super Mario Chess set a few years ago. To say he loved it would be an understated understatement.

Put out by the fine folks over at USAopoly (who have a great board game giveaway going on right now), it’s your standard chess set made up of “good” and “bad” Mario characters. Here’s how the two sides break down:

Mario’s Heroes

  • Mario as King
  • Luigi as Queen
  • Princess Peach™ & Daisy as Bishops
  • Yoshi as Knights
  • Toad as Rooks
  • Coin as Pawns

Bowser’s Troops

  • Bowser as King
  • Bowser Jr. as Queen
  • Magikoopa as Bishops
  • Birdo as Knights
  • Goomba as Rooks
  • Green Shell as Pawns

The figures themselves are actually really well made. They’re a heavy plastic and finely detailed. Seriously, they’re loads better than most of the regular old Mario figures you can buy at the local toy store! They also have the chess piece’s name printed on the bottom of the figure so you don’t have to worry about forgetting that Yoshi’s one of the knights.

I had Jason and Ryan test the game out so I can show all of you guys what the set really looks like.

Super Mario Chess Yoshi Piranha Plant

Ryan still wants to know why Luigi is the “Queen” on Mario’s team.



Yoshi playing Mario Chess

Of course, if you’re game is over, the fun doesn’t have to end. In fact, with my kids, that’s when the fun really begins as they play all sorts of “games” with the figures. Today it was apparently the 75th Million Annual Hunger Games, starring Mario and Bowser.

Super Mario Chess figures

It’s really a fantastic chess set and if you’ve got a chess fan in the family, this would make the perfect Christmas gift.

Buy Super Mario Chess

Thanks to my new friends over at USAopoly (these guys are buddies with zombies, so you definitely want to play nice!), Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy is giving away a Super Mario Chess set to one of my lucky readers!

Win Super Mario Chess
(MSRP: $49.95)

Win Super Mario Chess from USAopoly

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Giveaway ends on December 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. The 1 winner will be chosen at random and announced on this site. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia), who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The 1 Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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  2. Pauline Milner says

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  3. Aimee C says

    Clue The Big Bang Theory Edition, got the original for my son for Christmas and was actually looking at this one for the adults!

  4. Mike S. says

    In addition to the Mario chess, I think my family would enjoy Marvel monopoly! Thanks for the cool giveaway, these fun edition chess games will make it easier to teach my son how to play.

  5. Jill Myrick says

    Yahtzee Super Mario looks like it would be a super fun game for my family to play together.


  6. Rhonda A says

    My husband would love to have the Walking dead edition of Monopoly but I think I would like the Nintendo version of it.

  7. Julie Lutz says

    Monopoly The Nightmare Before Christmas Collector’s Edition and Monopoly Nintendo by USAOPOLY, Inc look great to me

  8. Linda Szymoniak says

    The Monopoly: Dr. Who Edition 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition game would make a perfect gift for my middle daughter. Several of her close friends are big Dr. Who fans, too, so she’d have plenty of people to play it with, too.

  9. Kuei-Ti Lu says

    MONOPOLY Nintendo Collector’s Edition – a combination of Monopoly and Nintendo characters – just looks amazing!

  10. Marty says

    So funny, I was actually just looking at this Super Mario chess set online the other day. My boyfriend asked for a chess set for Christmas and I couldn’t decide on a fun one like this or more serious classic wooden version. I went with the classic set, so this would be so fun to give him, too!

  11. Amanda Starr says

    Can’t go wrong with Clue, actually bought that this for Christmas so we could play with out daughter since I use to love it as a kid.

  12. Terri Egelund says

    We are Walking Dead fans in this house so it would have to be The Walking Dead Monopoly Survival Edition Game.

  13. molli vandehey says

    i think hubby would love the walking dead one, i keep looking for ways to get him involved in playing with us!

  14. says

    My 16 year old would flip over The Walking Dead Monopoly Survival Edition Game, but I can’t forget the younger Cranium Disney. By the way, when I use to homeschool my oldest I bought a book and learned to play chess and taught him. He has surpassed me and LOVES the game, I can no longer beat him 🙁 haha Would love to win this. Oh and I love those costumes
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