I have modelled for my personal joy this chess board with pieces:
The pieces are modelled in PartDesign, then I made simple copies of them and placed them in an "Assembly".
You can move the pieces with placement or use the "move-"command in the draft-workbench.
Take notice of the sketch i placed on the chessboard for use of the snap-mode
Plans I found here at craftmanspace
I just had to do some investigation on the exact DIN/ISO-numbers of the parts used and their dimensions.
After having modelled this I made myself a suitable opponent.
I like to call him "Thread Boltman"
But he tends to screw things up an then he goes nuts ...
He was completely modelled in PartDesign with the exception of the FreeCAD-Text.
This I did in inkscape and then imported it via svg.
He and the chessboard will be starring in my video tutorial #12 on youtube if I ever find time to finish the video.
Unluckily the file size is too big for forum upload.
I think i will upload the model on GrabCAD when the video is finished.