8" Magnetic Travel Chess Set in Rosewood Color

Sale price$71.00 USD
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About The 8" Magnetic Travel Chess Set in Rosewood Color

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 Rosewood color. 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 clear coat to display real wood grain Rosewood and Boxwood

  • Felted chessboard protects any surface from scratching
  • 8x8" 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: 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 1/2" (235 x 235 x 38 mm)
  • Weight: 1.45 lbs
  • Board size:7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 3/8" (200 x 200 x 10mm)
  • Square Size: 3/4" (20 mm)
  • Entire base green billiard felted
  • King height: 1 1/2" (38 mm)
  • King base: 9/16" (14 mm)
  • Pawn height: 3/4" (19 mm)
  • 32 Chessmen -- No extra queen
  • Green cloth felt bases

Product Specs

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Customer Reviews

Based on 65 reviews
Paul Harwood
Very happy with this purchase.

I have two of the "classic" Drueke travel sets - one all plastic and one beautiful folding one made of wood and metal board - the wood one probably bought by my dad in the 1970s.

Literally met my wife, teaching her to play on one of them on a multi-day raft trip 20 years ago. She hates the bishops. It was time to upgrade. Beautiful little board, the magnet is subtle but strong enough to hold the pieces upside down. Great service. It's not the fastest shipping to Canada..., that's just a heads up; I don't care.

The board is a classy little beauty that I can't wait to bust out on many a future adventure.

Birthday gift

My partner wanted a travel chess set for some time. While other travel chess sets are great, we wanted something that didnt require folding the board.

After careful consideration, and lots of researching we bought this chess set. Honestly, I was stunned when I first opened the casing. The quality of this chess set is so impressive. I thought that when buying a travel set that we would have to sacrifice on quality of some sort and I'm glad I was proved wrong.

The sizing is perfect. If you're looking for a set that would fit in a tote bag, or a small bag then this is perfect.

My parcel was slightly delayed for whatever reason, and I reached out to the company to locate it's whereabouts and the level of customer service I received was excellent. The customer service representative was tracking my parcel for me and even emailed me when it was delivered to make sure that I got the parcel. I would recommend this chess set, and this company to anyone. Brilliant stuff

Bob Mayo
Review Update: Desk Companion vs. Travel Set

This is an update to my 5-star review of Nov. 1, 2022. Four months of use has altered my approach to this set. I no longer intend to use it for travel because, while its zipper case is high quality, I have found it too cumbersome to insert and then remove pieces into the foam storage slots. Instead, I am now using this set on my smallish desk full-time while going through games in books, etc. Its 8" size is perfect for this. One other observation is that one white pawn is a bit darkish in color and one brown pawn is a bit light in color. Also, I wish an extra queen had been provided. The manufacturer should be able to correct both of those issues. I now rate this set as a 5-star desk companion. I am finalizing my purchase decision for a travel set and, at this point, pretty sure I'm going to go with the 9" Milled Leather Travel Magnetic Set. Pieces are stored in a zippered case which I know I'll prefer to the piece storage issue referenced above -- e.g. it will save much time when using it at a coffee shop.

Bob Mayo

I spent hours reviewing travel chess sets before deciding on this one. That's just how I am -- I spend as much time researching something like a travel chess set as I do a new car. Yet, one never knows with eCommerce purchases until it arrives. Well, I couldn't be happier. It's everything I hoped for and more. I could detect no imperfections and I just love it. Plus, I'm extremely impressed with the Chess House customer service. A nice note, with video, was sent thanking me for my order and describing their customer satisfaction policy. The set was impeccably packed and arrive quickly all the way from Washington State to my Upstate New York location. This was my first order with Chess House. They are now my chess supplier.

Great Quality

Perfect companion for game analysis and play in tight quarters. The board construction feels and looks excellent, and the pieces are very well made.