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Legend of Zelda-Themed Chess Is the Classiest Game in Hyrule

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Fans of The Legend of Zelda series adore the games for their vibrant landscapes, puzzles, and of course, quirky cast of characters. Now you can find some of those iconic personalities in another game of strategy: chess.

This collector's chess set comes with 32 custom sculpted game pieces that look like characters from the series. On one side, you have the gold pieces, which are shaped like our heroes. There's Link as the king, Zelda as the queen, Impa as bishops, Epona as knights, Darunia as rooks, and Navi as pawns. On the black side, you can play as the villains: Ganon as the king, Twinrova as the queen, Iron Knuckles as bishops, Phantoms as knights, Armos as rooks, and Dekunuts as pawns.

Now you can defeat the evil lurking in Hyrule with a good strategy—no Master Sword needed.

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The Golden Girls Are Starring in Their Own Version of Clue

Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia have been immortalized as mugs, Funko dolls, and coloring book characters. The next place fans will see the Golden Girls is on the cover of their own board game. As Nerdist reports, the beloved sitcom is the theme behind the latest version of Clue.

Fortunately for our leading ladies, murder isn’t the catalyst of this whodunit plot. Instead, players will race to reveal who ate the last slice of cheesecake.

Stan and Miles join the caper as it leads players through Blanche’s home. The “weapons” have also been given a Golden Girls update: Was it Dorothy in the kitchen with the feathered shoe? Or Sophia in the lanai with the hairspray? Other items include lipstick, a lounge chair, a bathrobe, and a purse.

The Golden Girls is the latest pop culture treasure to receive the Clue treatment. Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Dungeons & Dragons have all been re-imagined for the mystery game. Board game fans can pick up Golden Girls Clue for $40 when it hits shelves this June.

[h/t Nerdist]

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