How to Set Up Simpsons Chess

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"The Simpsons" chess set is made of 32 3D models of the characters from the long-running animated series, but plays exactly like the standard game of chess. Chess is a highly strategic game involving two oppositely-coloured armies facing off on a checkered battlefield. Once you've unpacked the board and models, you have to set the board up correctly if you want to play--or even to display the chess set properly.

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  1. 1

    Lay the chessboard flat on your play surface with one of the thicker black borders facing you.

  2. 2

    Place the Homer statue, the King, in the middle of the last row, on the darker-coloured space. Place the other King piece on the corresponding space on the opposite side.

  3. 3

    Place Marge, the Queen, on the centre-most space next to Homer, the lighter coloured one. Repeat with the other Queen piece.

  4. 4

    Place a Bart, the bishops, on either side of the King and Queen--his parents. Place the other Barts on the opposite side.

  5. 5

    Place the Krusty the Clown models, which are the Knights, on either side of the Bart statues. Do the same with the Krusty pieces on the other side.

  6. 6

    Place the Lisa-shaped Rook pieces on the corners on both sides of the board. All of these pieces make up the back row. Repeat with the other Rooks.

  7. 7

    Place all of the red Maggie pieces in front of the back row, making up the red side's front row. Do the same with all of the blue Maggie pieces.

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