When it comes to travel you need a set that's portable in size with strong magnets to keep the pieces in place.
It's a pleasure to play chess on this set with beautifully crafted wood chessmen and matching board in black and boxwoods. The magnets easily keep the pieces in place on the board even if it's tilted or bumped while in use.
Wood core printed board using new technology means the surface looks amazing, the product is durable, and the cost reasonable.
32 Chessmen are handcrafted in India and finished in black stained along with stained black Boxwood and clear coated Boxwood to display real wood grain.
- Felted chessboard protects any surface from scratching
- 12 x 12" chessboard
- Individual slots for each piece
- Protective canvas case with compartments and sturdy zipper
- Easy to source replacement pieces from Chess House in the future means you'll never be without a playable set.
- Chess House logo on carrying case
- Made in India
- Storage Case: 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 2" (337 x 337 x 51 mm)
- Weight: 3.8 lbs
- Board size:11 7/8 x 11 7/8 x 1/2" (300 x 300 x 13mm)
- Square Size: 1 3/16" (30 mm)
- Entire base green billiard felted
- King height: 2 1/4" (57 mm)
- King base: 15/16" (24 mm)
- King weight: .3 oz
- Pawn height: 1 3/16" (30 mm)
- 32 Chessmen -- No extra queen
- Green cloth felt bases
My husband and I love this set. Although slightly big for backpack travel, the size is nice for playing. High quality and very convenient with the case and designated storage. We look forward to using this set for many years to come!
Best thing since slice bread
This chess set is perfect when you want to study or replay games for leisure. It is big enough that it feels comfortable to the eyes but also small enough to fit almost any table. It has been recommended by some experts that when watching a chess video, it is often advisable to have a chessboard with you in order to absorb the lessons more deeply. That is to replay the games in your chessboard or analyze variations not covered in the video with it. I believe that this is the best chess set to accompany the chess videos as the full size set (21” or 23”) might take to much space and make you feel uncomfortable. Studying chess with a book is also perfect with this chess set. However, this set is not recommended for blitz games considering its smaller size and is also magnetic.
As for the customer service, they also deserve 5 stars. I was initially upset because I was informed that the item was out of stock after I was already done placing my order but they were very fast in fixing the problem. So all in all, excellent!!!
Perfect and great customer service!