Skyline Chess: Play The City. Skyline Chess is a UK-based company that takes iconic buildings from around the world and reimagines them as pieces on the chess board. We started with London, and have recently launched a New York Edition, which features a selection of recognisable buildings from the city. We offer both wooden and marble playing boards to compliment the sets. We are also pleased to present our range of illustrated playing cards, featuring London, New York and Paris.