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my friend and i saw elderly people having a game of chess with these giant pieces. it was fun to... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
811irenef
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Bulacan Province, Philippines
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A nice place to sit and play

If you stroll through the park and view the statues of the four ancients you come to a small... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Ken D
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

I took a walk on Les Bastillons. It is a very pleasant garden and park. The giant chess boards were a curiosity. People were acually playing and I took a few pictures. Particularly, I am not a chess fan.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

my friend and i saw elderly people having a game of chess with these giant pieces. it was fun to see them moving the parts tenaciously and giving up easily without finishing the game. we tried to play a round but we, too, could not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

If you stroll through the park and view the statues of the four ancients you come to a small children's play area next to about a half dozen outdoor chess and checker boards with plastic pieces. Play a game or challenge a local for some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ken D
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Playing chess in the middle of Geneve is fun. Great chance to mingle with the local people and exercise your French next to your chess skills.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed July 22, 2018

One of the cool, "to do" things in Geneva is to go to Parc de Bastion and watch chess. The canton sets up about 10 chess boards with 1 meter sized pieces. Anybody can play. Just play. Lots of locals of course - good chess...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

Went twice and the large pieces were not on display, until finally the large pics were out on display and being played with- on a Monday afternoon. A nice spot to sit in the shade and watch the world go by and the games unfold....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank theProfBrisbane
Reviewed July 3, 2018

These chessboards are fun to play and also give you a great chance to mingle with the locals (although not everyone spoke English).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gzwmom2015
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Beautiful park area. Watched people playing chess on giant grids with huge chess pieces under their brollies! And people think the Brits are crazy???? Very amusing to watch.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Luckylady21england
Reviewed February 10, 2018

This is a place that fascinates me as it is always quite busy. It attracts a lot of people who want to play chess in the open air even in winter. I have noticed that many are from the Balkans where I guess chess must...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank René A
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Amazing to watch the players all wrapped up against the cold, deep in concentration. The location beside the Wall adds to the sense of wonder.

Date of experience: January 2018
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