Novelty themed chess sets are a cool gift idea. Combining two hobbies in one shot lets them know you really know them and you care.
If they are in to chess and Batman, then obviously Batman chess sets are a great idea.
You can get the board itself as a Batman theme, or get the Batman themed chess pieces.
The supply of Batman Chess Set options may be limited, but you can get not only the board, but also individual Batman chess pieces. Browse all Batman boards and pieces through this following link: Browse all Batman Chess boards and pieces here.
The Batman Chess Set shown here is the DC Chess Figure & Collector Magazine Chess Board. Read More About it or Buy it Here.
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As of the writing of this comment, there seems to be a limited supply. Check it out for yourself through any link on this page.
However, either way, you can also find individual batman chess pieces to play on any board.
Another hobbyist chess set option is this Marvel Heroes chess set that includes everything seen in this image.
The chess kit includes 32 hand painted chess pieces. You can see which Marvel characters represent which chess pieces by checking out this picture, or click the image for more images of the board and various pieces.
You can buy Batman chess pieces individually like this one here. This is a Batman figurine and gargoyle that is meant to represent the white king chess piece.
You can find this piece and many other Batman themed chess pieces from this same source. Click the image for more images and details.
You can stretch out the lengths of your geekdom by getting a Star Wars themed chess set along with your Batman themed chess set.
Aside from Star Wars and Batman themes and so on, you can also find a whole array of different themed chess boards and pieces.
Browse through hundreds of different themes and find a theme that speaks to your particular interests. In this case, this is a Civil War themed chess set including the board and the civil war soldiers and generals chess pieces.
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