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.

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! http://westendartifacts.blogspot.com/

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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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Unique gift idea

Posted by Brad Cline on December 01, 2015. 0 Comments

Are you looking for a unique gift for someone who loves Pittsburgh? Whether you play chess or not, Steel City Chess is a distinctive item to display in your home or office. Steel City Chess features 32 black and gold chess pieces fashioned after the buildings of Pittsburgh. The king, the likeness of the US Steel building, stands tall at 4.25 inches. Made from polystone, these pieces are as sturdy as the iron and concrete in the actual buildings. Display your pieces on a black and gold pressed leather board, imported from Italy, to create a stunning representation of Pittsburgh on your coffee or conference room table. Get yours today at SteelCityChess.com.
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