This was printed in the _Boston Half Baked_.Beer Chess is chess played with beer as the pieces. Beer Chess is the unification of the intellectual with the inebriational. Beer Chess is: stimulating brain cells as you kill them. Beer Chess was created during a weekend retreat in Jackman, Maine, thus making Jackman, Maine the Beer Chess capital of the universe. Beer chess was created by Matt Barstow and Steven Brykman.
Playing The Game Beer chess is played with beer, a lot of beer. One side uses Light Beer (white), the other side uses regular (black) of the same brands. (see list below) Our research and development team has concluded that one can expect a standard Beer Chess game to last up to five hours, assuming neither player passes out. Intermissions, however, may be declared on a bilateral basis.
Board Construction As you may have realized, this game requires a big board. While beer chess boards are now commonplace in Jackman, in other places their availability is still limited. Again, our R+D team has arrived at a clever solution: bathroom tiles-large white bathroom tiles. Placed on a darker table at regular intervals, one can quickly construct a professional looking Beer Chess set. For and even cheaper board, cardboard coasters, available at most bars, serve as impromptu, portable boards.
White: Black: 8 pawns: Bud Lights (8oz can) Budweiser (8oz cans) 2 Rooks: Miller Light (12oz can) Miller Genuine Draft (12 oz Can) 2 Knights: Busch Light (12 oz Can) Busch (12 oz Cans) 2 Bishops: Coors Light (12 oz Can) Coors (12 oz Cans) Queen: Michelob Light (Bottle) Michelob (Bottle) King: Bud Light (Bottle) Budweiser (Bottle)