Hobbies Washington DC

The game of chess is a tremendously popular hobby. Having a hobby is a great way to spend free time since it allows you to pursue an interest and be productive with your time. Hobbies can include just about anything that one finds enjoyable, be it science experiments, painting, woodworking, sports or any number of other pastimes. Generally some type of tools, equipment or supplies are needed in order to undertake a hobby, and hobby shops in Washington, DC are a good place to start when searching for the right supplies.

Great Train Store
(202) 371-2881
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE #109
Washington, DC
 
Burrett Hobbies
(301) 982-5032
9920 Rhode Island Avenue
College Park, MD
 
Arlington Hobby Crafters
(703) 532-2224
230 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA
 
Hobby Works
(301) 468-6330
Federal Plaza 12274-G Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Granddad's Hobby Shop
(703) 426-0700
5260-A Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA
 
Whistle Stop Hobbies
(703) 549-4912
130 S Royal Street
Alexandria, VA
 
Lionel Buy & Sell
(301) 949-4000
3610 University Boulevard
Kensington, MD
 
Hobby Works #2
(301) 468-6330
12274G Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Toy World
(301) 424-0430
825 F Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Hobby Works Fairfax
(703) 426-8600
9650-42 Main Street
Fairfax, VA
 

Hobbies

This guy will always beat you at chess.

This guy will always beat you at chess.

The cliché is true: Chess is the game of kings and gentlemen. Of course, don’t think that excludes women though. All this means is that the game of chess has been around for quite a long time yet contains such depth in its simplicity that people still play it at a highly competitive level till this very day.

Do you have a chess set?

First, some history.

Quickest History of Chess Ever

You might be interested to learn that Chess as we know it first appeared in the later half of the 15th century in Southern Europe, though it was based off of an even older game called Shatranj that comes from India and Persia. Shatranj has been popular around the Middle East for over 1000 years.

Kinda puts things in perspective.

Chess evolved from Shantranj into what we understand today. You may also have heard that a computer named Deep Blue trounced Garry Kasparov, arguably the best chess player in history, in 1997. Well you would have heard right. Currently we as humans are second best to computers when it comes to chess. Time to start training then, huh?

Affordable For Anyone

This is hardcore chess right here.

This is hardcore chess right here.

Luckily, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from that won’t actually break the bank. Chess sets are found pretty much everywhere and range in price form simple affordable models around $10 to extravagant decorative display sets that’ll set you back a few hundred dollars.

Chess is also one of those games that has multiple versions for fans of popular stories and characters. As usual you’ll find a Nintendo version or a Disney version with the classic chess pieces replaced with the other classic pieces like Mickey and Mario and such. Just like the new Monopoly special editions .

However, I recommend going with the Lord of the Rings version since it just seems far more impressive and relevant to the game of chess all around. Retailing for $500, you can’t get ...

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