Traditional Three Person Chess
is played on a hexagonal board, and in
the case of game I have witnessed personally via handmade boards, each side has an extra bishop.
I know little to nothing of the Masonic Brotherhood and it's rites and ritual, but a few things struck out at me somewhat immediately after watching
the clip on my own reconnissance with a clear mind untainted by the observational understanding of the OP.
Sheldon's solution is inelegant.
It's bulky and asymmetrical, abysmal and ugly.
For a math problem, it's fine, but as a chess board it's an eyesore.
I would think a Mason would find little use for this configuration in practical construction, especially when it came to a temple or other large
standing structure. Forgive my ignorance on this matter, but aren't the Masons traditional artisans and architects of Temples? From what little I
know, I was always under the impression sacred geometry and mathematics were essential studies in order to build worthwhile and sustainable Temples
and Buildings throughout the ages.
Not that this "chess board" wouldn't make a marvelous "crazy house" for a fun park or some other sense confounding madhouse, but I suppose that's
really neither here nor there considering I haven't really any insight into the Brotherhood or it's dealings.
Sorry for the ramble, moving on.
The extra chess pieces.
The Serpent (Widsom/Knowledge) and the Old Woman (Wise Woman/Crone)
That speaks volumes on multiple symbolic insights, including the method by which the "Grand Empress" comes to be. An allusion we could all easily sit
here for week extrapolating all the various metaphors those three pieces might invoke from different perspectives.
I immediately called to mind the recent revelation of a painting of Queen
which shows the initial painting with her holding a serpent, which became visible after the added on overlay of flowers began to fade
Her story adds further mystique to the whole symbolic allusion, particularly in her relation to the Catholic Church during the time, but it is no
secret the Church was amassing a lot of discontent through it's dealings back during those times, a while the Bavarian Illuminati did not yet exist
(and wouldn't for another hundred years) I have heard that the Masons of the time (as well as countless others) were subject to their abuses of power
in some regards, although I cannot confirm such myself directly aside from various grumblings I have heard over the years.
The "Big Bang Theory" (in scientific relativism) was originally conceived by a Catholic Priest,
However we wish to interpret it, Masonic or Illluminist (or both), it's certainly unusual.
Never had much patience for the show proper as I find it trite and annoying, but this thread is certainly interesting enough.
Finely woven conspiracy.
Let's unravel it further!