Well I have to say that these nifty little blighters have been surprisingly useful!
The surprise was that it was not for the reason I bought them. I was simply looking for a board to play chess , saw these and thought 'what a bargain! Two boards for the price of one!'. Regrettably, when they arrived in the post I discovered that they were in fact chess boards for Lilliputians. I tried using peas for pieces but even that did not work. I couldn't tell the pieces apart anyway.
It was to get worse before it got better. These concise chess boards did not even stand up! Who designed these chess boards?? I tell you one thing, if I was on Dragon's Den I would be 'out'! (Note - I'm not on dragon's Den, despite my 73 applications and my assurance that I had £163 to invest).
But that's enough of the downside. I found, totally by accident, that the chess boards were a perfect solution to the defective shirts I had bought last year. I had been wearing the shirts and they were mostly ok but the ends of the sleeves were really flappy. Whoever designed them was a Grade A idiot. The only thing I can think was that they were designed to protect hands from sunburn.
Nevertheless, there I was one day and I came up with an amazing solution! The mini chessboards had dangly bits (ooh er) which fitted through some holes in the shirts (where the idiot designer had forgotten to put buttons - moron).
The chessboards solved the problem! No more flappy sleeves! So all I can say is if you have the misfortune to purchase defective shirts, these are the perfect answer.
Just don't try and play chess on them. You'll go through a lot of peas, and believe me, none of them are small enough.