8" Play-Keeper Magnetic Chess Set

Product Code: E8BRWD

  • $69.90 USD

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Product Details

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. Design allows in-play games to be stored and continued later, similar to the Drueke Travel Set.

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
  • Easy to source replacement pieces from Chess House in the future means you'll never be without a playable set.
  • Game can be stored in-play and continued later
  • Made in India
  • Storage Case: 9 x 8 3/4 x 2 1/2" (22.8 x 22.2 x 6.3 cm)
  • Weight: 2 lb 7 oz
  • Board size:7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 3/8" (20 x 20 x 1 cm)
  • Square Size: 3/4" (2 cm)
  • Entire base green billiard felted
  • King height: 1 1/4" (3.2 cm)
  • King base: 1/2" (1.2 cm)
  • Pawn height: 3/4" (1.9 cm)
  • 32 Chessmen -- No extra queen
  • Green cloth felt bases

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Nice Set

This is a nice set! Magnets are strong and you can make out all of the pieces easily. I love that you can keep the board in the case to keep the current position. My only gripe is you can't store the captured pieces in the case while you are playing a game. Maybe if they designed the case a little deeper, however not a reason to pull off a star. I also felt it was a little pricey but everything is wood and very nice quality, so I guess you get what you pay for.

Beautiful travel set, in sturdy case

Beautiful magnetic travel set in sturdy, attractive case. Board and pieces are high quality and attractive. Magnets work very well. Great set for any kind of travel. I love my new set.

Gorgeous little travel set!

Everything about this set says quality: the smell of the well made box, the detail in the small pieces, the thick sturdy board. The pieces are finished flawlessly. In a perfect world, I would like extra queens, and maybe 25% stronger magnets in all the pieces. They do hold pretty well, but I could see if a boxed-up game in progress gets bumped a little too strongly, the pieces could shift. All in all though, still very very nice. And even more so with a discount and free shipping :-)

Nice set!

The box allows to keep a running game in its state for next time.
Nice size for travelling.
I would have liked an extra queen for each colour.
Pieces could be a little taller.

Love it

This is a beautiful little set.

The board and pieces are high quality.

The magnets for the pieces are all strong. One of the first things I did when I got this was to set up all the pieces and turn the board upside down. Nothing fell off or moved at all.

As opposed to some other travel sized sets that I’ve seen, I like that the pieces don’t feel crowded onto the board. This set achieves a nice balance between small size and maintaining a sense of open space.

One of my favorite features of the set, and the reason I originally picked it, is that I can put it away with the pieces all still in position. Because we have 3 cats, leaving a board out overnight has proved problematic in the past.

What surprised me about the set was the overall sensory experience, which I think is fantastic. Visually, the case, the pieces, and the board all look fantastic. I like the tactile experience of opening the leather case, which is soft and textured on the outside, but feels and is sturdy, and having that experience immediately contrasted with the hard board that’s flat and smooth all around, except for the bottom, which has pool table felt. While I know this will sound strange in a review for a chess set, I also love the way it smells when I open the case, which giventhe set a more complete sensory experience than I expected.

One thing to be aware of about the set: extra queens are not included, so you have to order them separately, and they currently go for $4 a piece. Unfortunately, right now at least, those seem to be in short supply.

Overall, I’m very, very happy with my purchase. I think this set is well worth the money.

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