Chess Tables in Oberin are tables with a chessboard and a full set of standard pieces. Unlike chess programs that can be found in many places, Oberin's chess tables are more like a real chess board. You're not forced to work within the traditional rules of chess; you could play one of the common variant, or you can even make up your own rules if you wish.
Chess pieces may be moved either to a space on the board or to the empty space beneath the board. Pieces off the board can be moved back onto the board. If a piece is moved on top of another piece, that piece is automatically removed from the board.