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If you're at all a player of chess, this is a fun little stop to make (right by the Reformation... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Jason D
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Terrific to watch

I went to see the Reformation Wall and then walked past the giant chessboards where men were... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Budd S
Berkeley, California, United States
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promenade des Bastions 1, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

If you're at all a player of chess, this is a fun little stop to make (right by the Reformation wall). Old men in Geneva love to gather on a weekend afternoon and challenge one another to these giant-piece games of chess. The people-watching alone...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I went to see the Reformation Wall and then walked past the giant chessboards where men were playing. Lots of fun to watch for a few minutes.

Thank Budd S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited the Bastions Park many times over 5 days: to see the reformation Wall, to stroll, for a picnic and we always spent some time at the Giant Chess Boards. We enjoyed watching and playing. It is one of the best memories of our...More

Thank CCE_2
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Bastions park is good for a walk and see the statues. The Gian Chess boards can be played by adults and teenagers. It is fun to see.

Thank Noor M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

These oversized boards are to be found just inside the park and right next to a stunning Victorian style restaurant. The park is very peaceful and it was fun playing draughts in this way. Good place for the kids as it's safe and away from...More

Thank Akita4England
Reviewed 25 July 2017

the place is just amazing ! you can play with your mates chess, but there is also a gigantic "go" game !!! yes ! a "go" game !!! you should go if you have time to play a little bit, this is a great place...More

Thank Yohan B
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Like much of Europe this park has monuments and history. It is nothing special in that sense of being truly unique or different. However, it is a nice quite area to relax and enjoy a game of chess.

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had fun playing chess with the giant chess board. The park is very nice and great to spend some time there.

Thank ParisJuly2011
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This isn't something you see everyday. I've only seen giant chess boards in movies. It was pretty cool to be walking through the park to see people playing with these items.

Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The concept of giant chess and draughts boards and other board games on the ground is a great activity on a good summer day.

Thank RHM63
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