Fancy a game of five-a-side with your meal? Five-a-side Chess that is?

In an age of mass communication no one’s talking… to each other! So a small group of people got together to make a game change.

Graham McKay, chief game changer tells Fast Food Professional magazine how he developed the new fast game of 5asideCHESS with the help of a few mates to get people off their phones and talking to each other. “Everywhere you look people are glued to their screens so we put a cut down version of chess and the full traditional game in a “hang on the wall board bag” to get people talking to each other.

Thanks to one of our sponsors Bright Hygiene we’re offering five Fast Food Professional operators the opportunity to own and try out a set. Fish and Chip, Fast Food Shops and Cafés are natural community hubs and we want to talk to five owners who want to get behind this great “Your fist move is Hello” experiment.

5asideCHESS is a cut down version of the full game. You only have 1 Bishop, Knight and Castle playing alongside your King and Queen instead of two. Rules are the same so if you know them you’re good to go. Want to learn? Simply ask someone to show you the moves and who knows, you may make a new friend in the process.

Here’s the game plan… we want to get people talking. Old and young people from diverse backgrounds have gifts and stories to share. Please don’t put the set away in a cupboard because that’s a waste – Hang it on a hook and take time to play!

Please share some pictures of people playing or in great, fun game positions on social media – we have a website at

This 5asideCHESS set is 2 games in 1 - the short and the long. Most people think chess takes ages to play and so that’s why we put 5aside together - download a Chess Clock app on a smart phone and you can play bullet chess in under 2 mins – its better than a double espresso in the morning!

How it works

Instead of 2 you only have 1 Bishop, Knight & Castle playing alongside your King & Queen.

This greatly speeds up the game, makes it fun, and ideal to play in many social occasions!

The rules are exactly the same so if you know the game you’re good to go – and if you don’t it is easy to learn.

If you would like to be in with a chance of getting a FREE 5 aside Chess bag

please email with your name and address, telling us the type of establishment you run and why your business should get a set in 50 words or less.

We will choose 5 entries at the end of June to receive a free set. Good luck.

Sets are available to buy at

(Entries must be received by 27/6/17, no cash alternative and the judges verdict will be final)

For more info visit or contact:

Ross Smith 01480 479248 or 07778 463597

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