I have never mastered the game of chess, but if I had this board I’d be willing to give it another try. Instead of boring white and black pieces, this one has 2 1/2″ to 5 1/2″ tall pewter pieces that look like the villains and heros of Gotham City. Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon battle The Joker, Catwoman, Riddler and Penguin on an oversized 20″ board. At the press of a Bat Signal button, 50 LED lights brighten the board and the Gotham cityscape beneath as well as projecting a Bat Signal into the sky. Preorder know and play chess with Batman when this ships on January 15th.