Jun 22, 2018 8:00 pm - Jun 23, 2018 10:00 pm

The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it out for the Midwest Combat Chess League Championship, featuring two of the most exciting and energetic teams in the league: The daring Corsairs vs. the flashy Phoenix! They're fighting for fame, fortune and glory, but is that all that's on the line? Come find out when they #AssumeTheBoard!

Performances will be at the Gym at Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Purchase tickets at https://www.assumetheboard2018.brownpapertickets.com

Performance Dates:

Friday, June 15th, 8:00pm
Saturday, June 16th, 3:00pm
Saturday, June 16th, 8:00pm
Monday, June 18th, 8:00pm
Friday, June 22nd, 8:00pm
Saturday, June 23rd, 3:00pm
Saturday, June 23rd, 8:00pm
Friday, June 29th, 8:00pm
Saturday, June 30th, 3:00pm
Saturday, June 30th, 8:00pm

Human Combat Chess is a recurring show featuring different matches in a fictional sports league playing the sport of Human Combat Chess. Each team fields 16 players of all shapes and sizes that are assigned positions identical to those in the classic game of Chess, who are then ordered to move by their respective Kings. The similarities to Chess begin to unravel when a player moves into a piece occupied by another, as they now fight over the square! This choreographed fight can end with either piece as the victor, holding the square.

To bring you the most entertaining fights possible, we've assembled the best team of fight directors in the Twin Cities area. While some of our actors are taking the board for their first time, we give them ample rehearsal time to make sure each fight is a unique, exciting experience for the audience. This gives the audience the adrenaline rush of MMA with the reassurance that the fighters will come out of it safely.

Human Combat Chess combines the drama of theatre with the edge of your seat thrill of sports, and there's something for everyone. The event is family friendly. If you would take your kids to a hockey game, you should bring them along to Human Combat Chess!

Event Cost


Event Location

Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, Mn 55406

Map to Christ Church Lutheran

Event Accessibility
  • Unisex Restroom
  • Accessible Seating
  • Wheelchair Accessible