Steel City Chess

Steel City Chess showcases the beautiful architecture of the city of Pittsburgh using its most prominent buildings as the pieces for the set. Order now.

New Map-Themed Chess Board

Posted by Brad Cline on May 01, 2022. 0 Comments

I am excited to announce a new addition to Steel City Chess’ product offerings! We now have a new board option. It is a faux leather board very similar to our main offering. But this board has a world map superimposed on it. We think it matches well with the city-themed chess set. Check it out today!
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YaJagoff Podcast

Posted by Brad Cline on November 24, 2019. 0 Comments

I've been remiss in keeping things up-to-date on the blog here on the website. So, let's remedy that with this exciting update! I had the opportunity last week to join John and Rachael on the YaJagoff podcast to discuss Steel City Chess!

Please enjoy the entire podcast and leave me feedback.

Thank you,


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Welcome Weldin's

Posted by Brad Cline on February 13, 2018. 0 Comments

I am happy to announces a new retailer is now selling Steel City Chess. However, I wouldn't really describe Weldin's as "new". They have been in business in Pittsburgh since 1852! An added bonus is that they are located on the ground floor of one of the building's in the Steel City Chess set, the Gulf Building. We are very excited for them to join the team. Stop by and check out their store.
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S.W. Randall Toyes & Giftes

Posted by Brad Cline on September 02, 2017. 0 Comments

One direct result from the Best of the 'Burgh article is that Steel City Chess now has a new retailer. Representatives from S. W. Randall Toyes & Giftes on Smithfield Street downtown saw the article and contacted us about becoming a retailer. 

They have a terrific toy store downtown with any kind of toy you can think of including Legos, dolls, figurines, coloring books, Matchbox cars, model cars, plans and ships, puzzles, and games. Additionally, they have a  display case specifically for a variety of chess sets that will be a perfect spot for Steel City Chess.

I highly recommend a visit to their store downtown and getting lost in your childhood or with your child for several hours!

Here is the link to their website.

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Pittsburgh Magazine - Best of the Burgh 2017

Posted by Brad Cline on September 02, 2017. 0 Comments

I have been a bit remiss with my blog posts. Part of that reason is that a lot has been happening with Steel City Chess. The biggest happening is that Steel City Chess was honored in July by being named a 2017 Best of the 'Burgh by Pittsburgh Magazine.

We were really excited to learn of this award. Steel City Chess was named in the Business and Education category and featured in the July issue of the magazine. Additionally, we were invited to attend the Best of the Burgh 2017 party at Stage AE in mid-July where we displayed the set and even played a few games with party-goers. 

Here is the link to the magazine article.

We would like to thank Pittsburgh Magazine's editors, our customers, friends and family for helping us achieve this incredible honor representing Pittsburgh...

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Newest retailer - Artifacts

Posted by Brad Cline on March 02, 2017. 0 Comments

Artifacts, in Pittsburgh's West End, is the latest retailer to sell Steel City Chess. Artifacts has an impressive collection of antiques, artwork and rugs in their showroom. Seriously, you could get lost in there for hours. Be sure to look up and down or you'll miss unique and interesting pieces.

Check their store out soon!

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Carnegie Museum

Posted by Brad Cline on December 06, 2016. 0 Comments

We have another piece of exciting news to share. Last week, the Carnegie Museum began selling Steel City Chess in its gift shop. The Carnegie Museum is a world-class art and history museum located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh right between the University of Pittsburgh (and the Cathedral of Learning...a bishop in the set) and Carnegie Mellon University. The Natural History museum features one of the most impressive dinosaur exhibitions in the world while the Art museum houses over 30,000 works of art including some by Van Gogh, a favorite of ours. And now, Steel City Chess will be on display and available for purchase in the gift shop!
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Soergel Orchards

Posted by Brad Cline on November 29, 2016. 0 Comments

I am excited to announce that, as of this week, Soergel Orchards in Wexford, PA is selling Steel City Chess sets and boards. Soergel Orchards is an enjoyable place for the entire family offering fresh produce, home backed pies, ice cream, a home & garden center, fun seasonal activities for kids, a natural and organic store, and a gift shop. Steel City Chess will be available in the Gift Barn. You can learn more about Soergel Orchards at their website.
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