Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada: World's Largest Chess Board

2009 Guinness World Record Holder for World's Largest Chess Board at 5.89 meters per side. The pieces are brought out for game action in the summer.

414 1 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada
Medicine Hat Public Library, 4 Ave SE and 1 St. SE near the river.
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Giant chess set.

World's Largest Chess Board

We had fun watching the kids play a match on the giant chess board. Our youngest needed help moving the heavy, solid-wood pieces.

[Marlise, 07/21/2015]

Chess Board.

World's Largest Chess Board

Guinness World Record holder for largest chess set. The chess set measures 5.89 metres on each side and the king pieces stand 47 inches tall. The board was entered in the record books in 2009, four years after its completion. You can find the chess set in a courtyard outside the Medicine Hat Public Library in the summer months.

[Nick Fruhling, 05/22/2013]

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