Just got this set along with a saddle brown flex board and it looks great together. The pieces are nice and heavy, big and sturdy, felt on the bottom, good feel in the hand. They are not going to tip over easily of you brush against them when moving other pieces. I like the extra queen for each color. The pieces do have some very slight lines from being molded but I guess that is to be expected with plastic pieces, it is not at all an issue and doesn't bother me, just wanted to mention it. The pieces also came in two nice canvas drawstring bags with the chesshouse logo on them which were included in the bundle which are very sturdy and I think that is a real bargain as they are 4.95 a piece to buy them separately. I think it is a great value for the money for pieces that are pretty much indestructible as well as the mouse pad type board which I think is better than vinyl. Also got the DGT North American chess clock which functions perfectly as I have already used it for a five minute game, batteries are included. I put the batteries in and selected the first choice and it was working, very easy. Seems to be pretty sturdy with big numbers. Also got the 24*8*3 black bag to hold everything and a book. With the 10 dollar off coupon for newbies all this was only $103, very fair price for all I think. Free Shipping, got it fast, nothing was wrong, well packaged, I also talked on the phone with customer service for at least 20 minutes to make sure everything was good and he was very knowledgeable about all of the products. Obviously they are all chess enthusiasts at the company. Thank you very much, i will definately order again should I need anything else. Thank you very much.