If the other people are drinking, no!
My friend once bought an expensive glass chess set and all the pieces were sculptured little decanters. You filled one lot of pawns with red wine and the other with white. All the other pieces had different spirits in them. It was very beautiful and very delicate.
However, it was very beautiful and very delicate, so as you took your opponents pieces, you drank and got more and more drunk.
Moral: Don't ever buy an expensive, beautiful and delicate chess set made of glass if your going to play it and get p*ssed out of your brain!