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A fine set of wooden chess pieces will be treasured for years! You can give your chess set a completely new look by swapping multiple styles with a chessboard you already own.

Choosing a set of chess pieces involves carefully pairing size and style to a chessboard. To browse pieces already matched with chessboards browse Chess Sets.

School Chess requires simple regulation-size, plastic chess pieces with a 3 3/4" tall king. See Plastic Chess Pieces for suitable pieces or consider buying recommended items together as a Chess Set Combo.

Lost a chess piece? Read more on finding replacement chess pieces below.

We started a chess club at my sons school last year and I found to be a best company to deal with. The mark of a good company is not what they do when every thing goes fine, but how they respond to their costumers when things go wrong. Well, on the second order I received a chess set with a broken king, and a missing pawn. ChessHouse was quick to correct the order with speedy service. I have bought several chess sets, clocks, and books after that and will continue to use ChessHouse as my first choice.

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Weighted? Double, triple, single. What's it all mean?

Weighted chess pieces are typically more desirable. As a result few unweighted sets exist. The added weight lowers the center of gravity for a more stable piece. The "Ultimate" chess pieces for example, is one of the most stable, ideal for fast games.

The terms are somewhat subjective, but generally, they range from unweighted to quadruple-weight. The most common weights are double and triple, with the double being very comfortable, and the triple, noticeably heavy.

Weights of some popular plastic chess sets compared...

Here's a comparison chart of total set weight vs each King alone.

4" Tournament Staunton
3lbs. 11 oz.
3 3/4" Paladin 2lbs. 13 oz. 2.1oz
3 7/8" Hastings 2lbs. 12 oz. 2.1oz
3 7/8" Executive Staunton 2lbs. 12oz.
3 3/4" Heavy Club Special 2lbs. 12 oz.
3 3/4" Quality Club Special 1lb .8 oz
3 3/4" Basic Club Special 15oz. .8 oz
4" Plastic Collector 3lbs. 10 oz.
3 3/4" Plastic Collector 3lbs. 4 oz.

How do you find replacement chess pieces?

Chess pieces are perfect puppy chow, or so they think. There are so many ways to lose or break a piece.

We'll fulfill reasonable requests for basic pieces for free. If it is a basic chess set such as the Club Special or a similar plastic sets, you may be able to order using the Replacement Pieces form.

Specialty pieces if available, may come at a price. For these pieces, including themes, contact us by email to request price and availability. Include enough detail to clearly indicate which piece, and which set is involved.

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