It’s a fact: Valve are sort of the King Midas of the gaming industry, and their reach goes even outside of video games, too, as they have now mixed up Team Fortress 2 and chess!
Team Fortress 2, Valve’s free-to-play team-based FPS, is incredibly well known in gaming circles for being a fantastic, fun experience, and because the fans are obsessed with hats. This obsession has carried over to this reinterpretation of the game in chess format, where each of the pieces will wear a distinctive hat depending on which piece they’re supposed to be. Obviously, the hats are interchangeable.
The chess set will be released by NECA’s WizKids and will be available at both ThinkGeek and the Valve Store. Yes, you read that right, this is an officially endorsed product.