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Knight time is especially scary when you play with this Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set! The translucent pieces, featuring characters from the popular attraction, are illuminated when placed on the light-up board. Just hope you're not too frightened to move!

Created especially for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

  • Set includes light-up chessboard and 32 pieces (16 white/16 blue), and USB cable
  • Board lights up (charge up with included USB cable)
  • Characters featured include Hitchhiking Ghosts, Madame Leota, Hatbox Ghost, Decapitated Knight, Caretaker, raven pawns, and bat pawns
  • Comes in box with carry handle
  • Inspired by Disney's  The Haunted Mansion  attraction
  • Chess pieces: PVC
  • Chessboard and base: ABS
  • Chessboard: 14'' x 14'' x 2 1/2''
  • Rook: 2 2/3'' H
  • Knight:- 2 3/4'' H
  • Bishop: 3 1/8'' H
  • Queen: 3 1/4'' H
  • King: 3 1/4'' H
  • Bat Pawn: 1 7/8'' H 
  • Raven Pawn: 1 7/8'' H

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An eerie twist on a timeless game, this Haunted Mansion chess set is perfect for for beginners and experienced players alike. The light-up set features an array of classic characters.

  • Inspired by The Haunted Mansion attraction at Disney Parks
  • Includes: 1 light-up chess board, 16 white chess pieces, 16 blue chess pieces and 1 USB cable
  • Chess pieces inspired by classic characters
  • Created for Disney Store
  • Chess pieces: H4-8cm approx.
  • Chess board: H36 x W36 x D7cm approx.
  • Packaging: H41 x W41 x D12cm approx.
  • Made from plastic
  • USB input 5V/1A

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Haunted Mansion Light Up Chess Set For A Spooky Game Night!

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Don’t be afraid to make a move on this Haunted Mansion chess set inspired in the popular Disney attraction that also lights up! We found it at Memento Mori in Magic Kingdom Park for $99.99. It is also available online at shopDisney so hurry up and order yours before it disappears.

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Haunted Mansion Light Up Chess Set

The chess set includes a light-up chessboard and 32 pieces (16 white/16 blue) plus a USB cable to charge up the board. The pieces are inspired in the Haunted Mansion characters like Hitchhiking Ghosts, Madame Leota, Hatbox Ghost, Decapitated Knight, Caretaker, raven pawns, and bat pawns.

It is a great piece to collect even if you don’t know how to play chess, it could make a great display item in your home! Will you be adding this to your Christmas wishlist? We think you should!

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Ghosts, Ghouls, and Monsters are starting to arrive as we get closer and closer to the month of October. Hallow's Eve is only around the corner, and that means plenty of new spooky and haunted merchandise is on the way. It looks like Disney is getting into the Halloween spirit as they unveiled a brand new collectible from their high attraction, The Haunted Mansion. Over the past couple of years, shopDisney has started to feature a lot of the exclusive Disney Parks merchandise. I think this is a great thing giving a timed-release for these items, but I think it is even better they are arriving online. Vacation and Park prices have only increased, so it makes perfect sense to bring these items straight to fans.  

The newest arrival is The Haunted Mansion Chess Set that lights up, giving the ghostly translucent pieces life. Iconic Haunted Mansion characters are featured on the game pieces with the Hitchhiking Ghosts, Madame Leota, and even the Decapitated Knight. This spooky chess set is very well designed and will make an excellent collectible for any Disney Parks or Mansion fan. The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set was created especially for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort and is priced at $99.99. Luckily, shopDisney has it on their site right here , and you can buy it now and have it here for Halloween!  

Disney Reveals Spooky The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set 

"Knight time is especially scary when you play with this Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set! The translucent pieces, featuring characters from the popular attraction, are illuminated when placed on the light-up board. Just hope you're not too frightened to move!"

Disney Reveals Spooky The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set 

Created especially for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

  • Set includes light-up chessboard and 32 pieces (16 white/16 blue), and USB cable
  • Board lights up (charge up with included USB cable)
  • Characters featured include Hitchhiking Ghosts, Madame Leota, Hatbox Ghost, Decapitated Knight, Caretaker, raven pawns, and bat pawns
  • Comes in box with carry handle
  • Inspired by Disney's The Haunted Mansion attraction

The bare necessities

  • Chess pieces: PVC
  • Chessboard and base: ABS
  • Chessboard: 14" x 14" x 2 1/2"
  • Rook: 2 2/3" H
  • Knight:- 2 3/4" H
  • Bishop: 3 1/8" H
  • Queen: 3 1/4" H
  • King: 3 1/4" H
  • Bat Pawn: 1 7/8" H
  • Raven Pawn: 1 7/8" H

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New Haunted Mansion Light Up Chess Set Available at Disneyland Resort

With spooky season right around the corner, we’ve been seeing a lot more Halloween inspired merchandise. In World of Disney in the Downtown Disney District, we spotted a Haunted Mansion chess set.

Haunted Mansion Light Up Chess Set – $99.99

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On the front of the box is the Haunted Mansion logo. From the outside, you can see one of each chess piece.

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The back of the box details the contents along with an image showing the full setup, so you can see how the pieces are intended to correspond with traditional chess. Along the sides, you can see images of some of the pieces.

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They had a display board set up. The pawns are a mix of the iconic raven and the bat stanchions found in the queue. The board also features the Groundskeeper as the rook, the Headless Knight as the knight, the Hitchhiking Ghosts as the bishop, Madame Leota as the queen, and the Hatbox Ghost as the King.

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The side of the board has intricate vines with gargoyles atop them. Next to the rightmost gargoyle is also the light switch for the board and a charger port.

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The pieces are light blue and light pink and all translucent to allow some of the light to shine through.

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Is it really the Haunted Mansion if you don’t have the hitchhiking ghosts? Luckily, they made the cut as one of the pieces in the set.

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Haunted Mansion Chess Set Spotted at World of Disney

by Melissa Roden · October 17, 2022

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Our MickeyBlogger was at World of Disne y in Disney Springs today and noticed that a sought-after Haunted Mansion collectible is NOW in stock! Check out the Haunted Mansion “light-up” chess set. 

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The chess set comes with translucent pieces themed after some of your favorite characters from the attraction. This includes Hitchhiking Ghosts, Madame Leota, Hatbox Ghost, Decapitated Knight, Caretaker, raven pawns, and bat pawns

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In addition to the 32 chessboard pieces you’ll also find a chess board that lights up via a USB cable! 

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The chess set comes in a box with a carry handle. 

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The chess set is recommended for those age 8 and up. 

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The game retails for $99 and again we found it at World of Disney.  

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You can also find it at shopDisney here . 

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Below is a look at the chess set all light up! It’s absolutely spooktacular- 

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shopDisney Adds The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set

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shopDisney added The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set today. shopDisney says of this chess set, “The translucent pieces, featuring characters from the popular attraction, are illuminated when placed on the light-up board.”. Read more below about The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set , with additional details on shopDisney while it remains available.

The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set

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Knight time is especially scary when you play with this Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set! The translucent pieces, featuring characters from the popular attraction, are illuminated when placed on the light-up board. Just hope you’re not too frightened to move!

haunted mansion chess set

Created especially for  Walt Disney World  Resort and  Disneyland  Resort

  • Set includes light-up chessboard and 32 pieces (16 white/16 blue), and USB cable
  • Board lights up (charge up with included USB cable)
  • Characters featured include Hitchhiking Ghosts, Madame Leota, Hatbox Ghost, Decapitated Knight, Caretaker, raven pawns, and bat pawns
  • Comes in box with carry handle
  • Inspired by Disney’s  The Haunted Mansion  attraction

haunted mansion chess set

  • Chess pieces: PVC
  • Chessboard and base: ABS
  • Chessboard: 14” x 14” x 2 1/2”
  • Rook: 2 2/3” H
  • Knight:- 2 3/4” H
  • Bishop: 3 1/8” H
  • Queen: 3 1/4” H
  • King: 3 1/4” H
  • Bat Pawn: 1 7/8” H 
  • Raven Pawn: 1 7/8” H

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Top 5 Historical Chess Set Designs

There are thousands of chess set designs in the world and a large community of chess set collectors. There is an enormous amount of information available on the various chess sets types and designs on Chess.com's Chess Books & Equipment forum , which is full of knowledgable and serious collectors with vast personal collections.

Today we will take a peek into the world of chess set collecting by displaying five historical chess sets. Each highlighted set has been selected for its unique and iconic look as well as its usage in historical tournaments. These set designs happen to be some of the favorite chess sets for collectors as well.

Here are the top five historical chess set designs:

FIDE World Championship Set

Soviet sets, dubrovnik sets, jaques sets.

The FIDE World Championship Chess set is the newest and most polarizing set on this list—some adore this set while others dislike it. It is still available for public purchase and was designed by the architect Daniel Weil. 

The set was created for the 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship between GM Viswanathan Anand and GM Magnus Carlsen and was first introduced at the 2013 Candidates tournament. It is still used in top-tier FIDE events, including the 2020 Candidates and likely the 2021 World Championship match. It is a modified Staunton design, with original and unique-looking knights. 

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Most chess sets are differentiated by the design of the knight, as it is the piece that allows for the most potential for design changes. This knight is very different than any other knight, as it has a unique profile and does not have eyes carved out— instead, it uses cuts and shadows to create the solemn look on the knight's face. It is also notable as it is created from one piece of wood, instead of the usual two pieces (one for the stem and head, the other for the base).

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The tall pawns, the great crown on the kings, and long stems on the bishops, queen, and rooks make this set extremely pleasant to play with. However, there are some collectors who dislike this set (although the same can be said for any design on this list), as they don't like the knight—It is very difficult to like a chess set if you don't like the knight! Here is the full view of FIDE WCC set on the official board:

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Anyone that has ever owned or purchased a plastic USCF tournament set will be familiar with the Lardy design . This is a simplified Staunton set design that is widely popular for tournament play in the Western hemisphere, but it was created by a French company, Lardy.

Lardy was founded in France in 1890 and made chess sets and other items until closing in 1992, but it exported a large number of these Staunton chess sets in the 1950s and 1960s to the United States, England, and other countries.

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The knight (and all of the pieces) have become the standard in the United States and were used in many US Championships, the 1974 Nice Olympiad, and other international events. The 3.75" king, the queen design, the measurements for the knights, bishops, and pawns are all standard sizes for US Chess tournaments. Here is the full view of a vintage lacquered Lardy set from the 1970s displayed on a Drueke board:

Historical Chess sets

There are many Soviet and Russian sets and a very large community that collects them. The Tal set was used from the 1940s through the 1970s and was featured on the cover of Tal's book The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal . After the Tal set, there were multiple Grandmaster set design iterations that were being produced through 1990. These sets, and more, have all been used in various Soviet and Russian tournaments and international competitions throughout history, but the most iconic Soviet set is the Botvinnik-Flohr II set (also known as the BFII) .

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Aesthetically, the BFII is known for its swan-like knight profile, the absence of a cross on the top of the king (standard for most Soviet sets), and the slender tapered stems from the large bases on the king, queen, and bishop. The BFII is the target Soviet set for most chess set collectors because of its appearance, rarity, and historical significance. It was used longer than any other Soviet set and was featured in multiple international tournaments, multiple Soviet Championships, and the 1956 Moscow Olympiad.

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According to Soviet chess set expert and respected collector, Chuck Grau (who is an admin of many chess set groups on Facebook, including the Shakhmatnyye Kollektsionery: Soviet and Russian Chess Sets group), the BFII was initially introduced in the 1934 Leningrad tournament and is named after GM Mikhail Botvinnik and GM Salo Flohr because they tied for first place in the 1935 Moscow International tournament ahead of World Champions Emanuel Lasker and Jose Raul Capablanca .

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The Dubrovnik design was initially introduced at the 1950 Dubrovnik Olympiad and was GM Bobby Fischer's  favorite set. He is seen in many pictures and images using his Dubrovnik set, including his Life Magazine cover.

There were only 50 Dubrovnik sets originally created (one of these sets was used for the 1992 Fischer-GM Boris Spassky rematch), and the second design of Dubrovnik sets (also referred to as the Dubrovnik II) was released to the public in the 1970s. The incredible knight is one of the memorable design choices that makes this set stand out. Here is a reproduction of the original Dubrovnik knight, hand-carved by Noj:

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This set is known for its great durability, the fact that the pieces are smoother and have a more rounded feel (making it an excellent set to play with), and most notably the opposite-colored finials (the small orb or ball on top of the bishop). It should also be noted that most Dubrovnik sets do not have a cross on top of the King. 

Historical Chess set designs

Original Dubrovnik sets are very rare and valuable. Many reproductions have been created for both versions of the Dubrovnik, but many chess set producers notoriously get the knight wrong (often making it look like a unicorn). In the opinion of most Dubrovnik set collectors (and myself), the best reproductions are made by Noj—a family-owned company based in Slovenia. Many feel that Gabriel Coss' reproduction is another good option and that Staunton Castle's 1950 Dubrovnik reproduction (pictured below) is a strong reproduction as well. 

historical chess set designs

Jaques sets are the crown jewel for most chess set collectors. This is the set design that standardized tournament chess sets and the Staunton design is the basis for almost all tournament sets today. Before the Jaques sets were introduced, many different types of chess sets were used in serious matches and club settings. Designs like the St. George and regency sets were quite popular before 1849, and probably difficult to play on.

historical chess set designs

The Staunton design was created by Nathaniel Cooke and was endorsed by the famous English master Howard Staunton. The sets were made by Jaques of London, who still create their sets today. Original Jaques sets have "Jaques London" stamped on the base of the king and have one knight and one rook stamped on the top of the piece to differentiate the "king's knight" or "king's rook" (This is for older forms of chess notation.).

Historical chess set designs

There are many different types of Jaques sets, and there are multiple books created for the categorization of the different Jaques styles. Original Jaques sets are mainly differentiated by the style of the knight, and the sets are generally named after the strongest player of the time (e.g. The "Morphy knight" was created in 1851, with the "Anderssen knight" being created in 1855 and so on.). 

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Jaques sets became the standard chess set for clubs, matches, and serious competitions and were used in multiple world championship matches (including the 1972 Fischer-Spassky World Championship match). These sets are reproduced by many companies today, including the House of Staunton. Original Jaques sets are extremely expensive due to their rarity, age, and historical value. 

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I hope you enjoyed a brief look at these historical chess set designs and a peek into the world of chess set collecting. Which of these sets is your favorite? Do you have a favorite that didn't make this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Beth Harmon’s rollercoaster ride to chess champion in The Queen’s Gambit had us hooked. The series spiked a surge of interest in chess and brought us some jaw-dropping retro film sets to take interiors inspiration from.

This outstanding Netflix drama has just topped the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys , collecting nine awards not only for the outstanding production design by Uli Hanisch but also for casting, cinematography, costumes, editing, makeup, production design, score, sound editing and sound mixing. This prompted us to take a closer look at some of the key sets and investigate their real film locations.

the queens gambit The Las Vegas Hotel Room

We love the glitzy Las Vegas hotel room that Beth (played brilliantly by Anya Taylor-Joy ) visits in the series. She travels here with her stepmother for the US Open chess competition.

Las Vegas hotel room in The Queens Gambit

Production Designer Uli Hanisch was influenced by casino hotel rooms from typical American movies for his design of this hotel film set. The turquoise and gold colour scheme, the golden dice room divider, matching diamond patterned wallpaper and bed spreads all caught our eye.

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Las Vegas lobby in The Queens Gambit

The Hotel Mariposa scenes in Las Vegas were actually filmed at the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin, a 1950s exhibition centre which contains the city’s largest ballroom and a retractable staircase. Hanisch hung a huge gold dice from the centre.

Mexico City’s Aztec Palace Hotel in The Queen's Gambit

Beth also travels to Mexico City’s Aztec Palace Hotel for another major chess tournament.

The art deco interiors feature beautiful stained glass windows. These scenes were actually filmed in the Friedrichstadt-Palast , an iconic German theater located in Berlin.

Beth's bedroom in The Queen's Gambit

Hanisch has described Beth’s bedroom in the Wheatley household – which is a clash of pink and white patterns, plaids and florals – as a “powdery marshmallow box”.

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The plaid walls are a printed wallpaper called Nairna . Find this exact wallpaper in our store.

Mrs Wheatley’s Bathroom in The Queen's Gambit

The clash of colours and textures in Mrs Wheatley’s bathroom is mesmerising. The green sink, bath and loo offset with lilac and pink accessories, baby blue bath and sink curtains, pearlized mosaic tiles and floral patterned wallpaper shouldn’t work, but it SO does! Maximalism at its best.

Beth in the Wheatley's kitchen in The Queen's Gambit

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 Multi-coloured original retro vintage 1950s kitchen cabinets as seen in The Queen’s Gambit, by VEB Kuechenmoebel Eschebach

Now then, let’s just pause for a moment on this calming, gorgeous retro colour scheme from the Moscow hotel scene (above). It oozes with atmosphere.

Kino international

The Moscow Hotel scenes were actually shot in the Panorama Bar of the Kino International , a 1960s cinema in Berlin.

The Paris hotel room in The Queen's Gambit

Last, but by no means least, The Paris hotel room in The Queen’s Gambit features an enormous gilded bed and gold floral wallpaper. The wallpaper alone in this room set the production design team back a cool $3,600!

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Where was The Queen's Gambit filmed? The Aztec Palace Hotel and Filming Locations

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Thank you!!! What about the Vegas Hotel? That what pretty gorg.

Hotel Mariposa is in Messehallen (Berlin Charlottenburg, Hammarskjöldplatz)

Looks like the Cabana Bay Hotel, florida to me

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That's great, thanks a lot!

I thought it resembled cabana bay hotel too

I'm pretty sure the zoo in Mexico city was Berlin Zoologischer Garten. The rooftop pool could be "Thermen am Europacenter".

It was there.

The Pool is located in Berlin, but it is haubentaucher.berlin

beginning of first episode, chess game in Paris 1967 location is Cafe Grosz at Kurfuerstendamm, Berlin - closed since end of 2019.

I think ben snyder's store is filmed at Humana, second hand store, Frankfurter Tor in Berlin

The interior maybe, but the exterior is [for sure] on Front St. E. in Toronto.

The one-lane bridge where the car crash takes place is located within, surprisingly, the Toronto city limits (albeit in a rural part near the zoo). Specifically, it's immediately north of 2269 Meadowvale Road. FYI, I found it using an excellent website about bridges: the link to this specific bridge is https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=ontario/meadowvaleroad/.

I saw on reddit that the pharmacy is located at 2 Walnut Street South (corner of King & Walnut) in the city of Hamilton, Ontario... and a quick search on Google Maps confirms it.

Max Taut and Henry Clay do not have a lot in common, but in the second episode "Exchanges" they share a school building entrance real and fictional :)

In the last episode they use my car (as TAXI) to drive in front of the MaxTautSchule 😁

Episode 5, the auditorium is in the architecture faculty of TU Berlin: https://myscissorella.blogspot.com/2013/02/hans-scharoun-horsaal-tu-berlin-1963-68.html The cafeteria scene in the same episode was also shot in that building.

It is the "Evangelische Hochschule Berlin" :-) https://www.instagram.com/p/CHP9Tz4gYT0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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We think the Ohio college might be Ohio University in Athens.

I went to that university and I’d agree.

I believe the Cincinnati hotel is the Netherland Plaza/Omni Netherland.

the hotel in Cincinnati is Rathaus Berlin-Spandau, the city hall of one of the districts of Berlin.

Hey folks, Many scenes have been filmed in Berlin in the former Heinrich-von-Kleist-Oberschule in Berlin Moabit. We are neighbours and have been informed about the filming several times.

I’d like to know more about the magnificent glass in the Aztec Palace Hotel. Very Frank Lloyd Wright inspired. Does this still exist anywhere?

It surely does. You find it in the lobby of the famous Friedrichstadtpalast at Friedrichstraße in Berlin. One of the biggest show theaters in the world.

Does anyone know the filming location for the entrance to Fairfield High School? It looks familiar to me, and I can't find this info anywhere.

If that’s the one in episode 2, it’s Western Technical Commercial School in Toronto. Lots of films are shot there bc of the beautiful facade.

It is the front of Western Tech in Toronto. From what I remember, they were only filming there for a couple of days.

Chess Championship in the 3rd part is in the Heinrich-von-Kleist-Oberschule in Berlin Moabit.

The ballroom = Palais am Funkturm / Messe Berlin.

Just fyi...Miss Lonsdale was the religion/choir leader. Beth's adoptive mother was Alma Wheatley played by Marielle Heller. But thanks for this article. Answered a lot of questions.

The Fairfield High School exterior is actually Western Technical & Commercial School at 125 Evelyn Crescent in Toronto, Ontario. It's a 5 minute walk from my home & is a common shooting location. This also means that they didn't only shoot in Cambridge, Ontario but also Toronto.

By the way, the new Friedrichstadt-Palast only shares the name with the old one - it is not built at the same location!

Where did they get the name for the Methuen orphanage? I grew up in a town called Methuen in Massachusetts.

In the episode wherr she plays benny in the cafeteria and keeps losing, where is that filmed?

I’m pretty sure Blazer Hall food court at the university of Kentucky.

In the final episode, where were the scenes filmed showing the outdoor chess matches ?

I just read the entire article, I suggest you do the same to find your answer.

Having grown up in Lexingtom, KY, I remember shopping at Ben Snyders for school clothes, and gratuated from Henry Clay High School, I struggled to recognize any of the scenery in the series. I guess this explains why! Fascinating article with great photos. Thanks you:)

The hotel in Mexico City is a substitute for the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, which is famous for its colorful glass ceiling (and also from the opening scene of the James Bond Spectre movie). When they're standing outside on the balcony, a CGI scene of Mexico City's Zocalo is the background--recreating the view of the square and cathedral from the real Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico.

That first speed chess scene had to be shot at Blazer hall cafeteria on University of Kentucky’s campus. I thought I recognized many other UK campus landmarks also not mentioned in the artical.

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This is fascinating, but WHY was so much filmed in Berlin?

Costs. The studios in Potsdam Babelsberg, right next to Berlin, are where this show was shot, along with a lot of other international movie and TV shows. Probably for the same reasons, a lot of "US" movies and shows are actually shot in Canada: Cheaper production costs and availability compared to the US, but still full of skilled professionals (including, but not limited to post-production staff). And why go through the trouble of shooting in yet another country if your location scout knows a place that's just good enough to be believable, maybe with the help of some inexpensive post-production magic? And due to its previous divide, both US- and Soviet-inspired buildings from the portrayed era are still around. For a show that weaves one of its main plot threads around the conflict between US and Russian chess players, Berlin was probably irresistible for the show's producers. Could the producers have chosen to film on locations in the US (or Moscow, for that matter)? Probably. Would it have added much to the show's production value? Probably not. However, it would have cut into the budget and the producers would have had to compromise elsewhere.

I’m pretty sure that the “Ohio State” scenes were not only exterior shots at St. Andrew’s College, but the interior dorm scenes sure looked like some of the residential buildings at that school. The shot of the outside bench shows a highland cadet statue behind them. It wasn’t there when I attended SAC back in the 70s.

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