Might be an old thread but my preference is any version is preferable to the last one they published that had realistic looking pieces. It’s an abstract strategy game. We don’t need knights that look like knights and pawns that look like foot soldiers - yucch. I hate it when they do that with chess sets too. I greatly prefer the simple two different sizes of pawns with the knights having paint on their crowns. Simple and elegant. Inside Moves combines great looking pawns with a disappointing and diagonal board.