When sci-fi fans think of 3-D Chess, they inevitably remember several episodes of Star Trek (1966 - 69) in which this futuristic game was prominently featured. 3-D Chess is also seen in Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 79). The game is set up in Apollo and Boxey's quarters in ("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero", part 1). Some photos below:
Battlestar Galactica ("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero")
Star Trek ("Court Martial")
Battlestar Galactica (c) NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson. Star Trek (c) CBS / Paramount; created by Gene Roddenberry.