Buyers Guide to Large Chess Sets for Campground Owners and Managers
How can investing in a large Chess Set help you as a Campground Owner or Manager?
It's a summer afternoon and the motor homes are cruising past your campground. Each driver makes the same decision, "Pull over now and call it a day, or go a bit further toward my destination?" As dusk approaches, the decision could go either way. Most importantly, it's an impulse decision made in the few seconds it takes to drive by, or not.
Now consider what happens when the kids see the life-sized chess set. Instant recognition in the seconds available. You will see the kids in the motor home windows jumping and pointing, and you have the impulse decision stacked in your favor.
Compared to the development of almost any property improvement, MegaChess requires nothing but a checkerboard of tiles and benches for the observers. This is often a multi-use area in a garden or patio.
We live in a litigious world with insurance rates skyrocketing around pools, athletic fields, barbecues, and even exercise equipment. Few quality-of-life improvements can compete with the lack of exposure of a chess game.
Would you like to pack the place as part of hosting a chess tournament? A less rowdy crowd you're unlikely to find. Then you'll need a draw. Start by sending a picture of your MegaChess facilities to the U.S. Chess Federation and get the ball rolling.
Consider the demographics of chess players compared to the nationwide average: intellectual, quiet, and affluent. Is this the type of guest you seek?
Checkerboard tiles can serve as a multi-use patio area or even the floor of a cafeteria, and can be moved much easier than a swimming pool or playground. Rain, cold, or dark — a MegaChess game can still happen.
Consider a picture in your brochure of a couple of chess players with their kids moving huge MegaChess pieces. Would that speak to your best prospective guests?
Some senior guests may not see much value in your tennis courts, and unsupervised kids may not be able to enjoy your pool, but everyone can enjoy a MegaChess game.
Almost everyone knows at least the basic chess moves, and if they brought their fingers, they can enjoy a MegaChess game. Ask for our vinyl "Basic Chess Moves" display.
MegaChess pieces are larger and harder to steal than towels or board games.
Become a Reseller
Once a guest plays with a life-sized chess set, there is a great opportunity to sell them the chess set. Simply sign up as an affiliate and every time one of your guests makes a purchase, you earn 10%! The best part is that you aren't required to carry any inventory! We'll drop ship directly to your customer.
Which Chess Set?
- Upscale hotels & resorts should focus on teak or topiaries.
- If you cater to seniors a lot, the 24" size is the best mix of elegance and ease of lift.
- Lots of kids? Go with plastic.
Want to test the waters? Rent a set from your local party equipment rental company for the weekend.