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Along with these immensely popular toys and games, John Hansen Company also offers practical chess sets. These are generally designed more for fun and causal entertainment. The 18 inch Deluxe folding chess set includes a lovely wood grain finish with natural and dark pieces. The board is split down the center so it can be folded for easy storage and transportation.
The John Hansen Company offers a variety of fun gifts and novelties that are perfect for people of all ages. The company, which was founded in 1947, is truly a family affair. It has been owned and managed by three generations of Hansens since its creation. Rather than restrict its offerings to one specific type of game, the Hansens decided to provide a place to get all the classic games that everyone loves but can’t always find.
Many more modern game titles are also manufactured and distributed by the John Hansen Company. These include well-known brands like Parker Brothers, Play-Doh, Slinky, Hacky Sack, Frisbee, Colorforms, Bepuzzled, Slip ‘n’ Slide, Wham-O, What’s Next, Milton Bradley, Harley Davidson, Hula Hoop, Hoyle, Girl Tech, Tinker Toys and Ancient Games.
The company also produced a unique Strato chess game which adds to the challenge of standard chess. This version adds two more dimensions so players must consider how each move will impact their standing on multiple levels. Pieces can move up and down as well as left, right, front and back.
Another version includes Chess 4, which expands the board to accommodate up to 4 players or 2 players managing 2 armies. The added spaces are ideal for groups or families who want to get more players into the game. Magnetic travel chess is also available with the same classic wood appearance. John Hansen Company continues to entertain with a collection of fun, unique and unusual chess sets and games.