9" Milled Leather Travel Magnetic Chess Set with Wood Pieces

Product Code: GWMG1

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Product Details

This set is the perfect combination of portability and ultra-playable miniature and magnetic pieces on a soft leather chessboard. Real wood pieces with magnets hold to the chessboard making chess play while traveling more than easy - they are eye-catching and fun to play. The set is complete with a black fabric pouch for both the pieces and the entire set.

This Milled Leather travel set wins in all categories with the best balance we've seen yet..

This was Evan's first overnight camping trip to Deer Park in the Olympic mountain range of Washington. One mile above sea level, near the straight of Juan de Fuca he took in breathtaking views in all directions. That evening we played some chess with this set.

Evan with Milled Leather Travel Chess Set

  • Overall weight 13.4 oz
  • Case measures 9.5" x 5" x 2.5"
  • King height: 1 5/8" (1.63")
  • King base: 3/4" (0.75")
  • Pawn height: 7/8" (0.87")
  • Piece set weight: 2.4 oz.
  • 32 Chessmen - 1 Queen per side
  • Board size: 9 1/4"
  • Square size: 1"

Customer Reviews

Based on 73 reviews
a very nice little set

I wanted a little magnetic set that I could put on the bed to use for practice that takes up very little room. It's very well made, and compact enough to fit anywhere; really, just what I was looking for. Also great for setting up positions or puzzles that you can leave intact where the pieces will stay in place without falling off the board if it gets moved around. Granted, it's not an inexpensive set for the size, but well worth the money for something that I know will last a long time. Also nice to have cases both for the board and the pieces. I'm very pleased with the purchase...basically a Christmas present to myself. :)
Happy Holidays to all,


This set exceeded my expectations and my expectations were high! The colors of the light and dark pieces along with the board colors, the squares and the leather back of the board, are perfectly coordinated and very pleasing to the eye. The pieces had even greater detail than I expected. This set looks classy and cute at the same time. I love 2-bag storage system. You can snatch the pieces up quickly and toss them in the smaller bag without putting them in pre-cut slots (time-consuming) and it looks like there is absolutely no risk of pieces getting damaged in doing so. Then the zipped smaller pieces bag goes into the larger bag with the board, and all together, they’re still a handy, small size. The board lies very nearly flat brand new with the pieces on it, and I suspect it will lie even flatter with use. I can see why this is Raphael’s favorite travel set. For size, utility, and looks, it’s hard to see how it could be beaten. The magnets are plenty strong to hold the pieces for normal use. Thank you very much, ChessHouse! Now it’s my favorite travel set, too.

Awesome set

Simply put, this is the coolest travel/magnetic set out there. If your order is not right, Chess House will make sure that it is.

Beautiful, but....

An attractive small chess set that fits in a bag about the size of a notebook pencil bag. The only negative is the really bad, headache-inducing chemical smell (acetone?) upon first opening the plastic bag that the set ships in. I had to air everything out for a couple of days in my laundry room, with dryer sheets in the two zippered bags that store the set in order to remove the smell. Other than that, the set is well worth the price. I would deduct 1/2 of a star for the smell.

It's true! We did have a batch of them that were packed too quickly in production so that the smell was captured in the set. After a few days the smell should leave. We also opened most of them up here to help minimize that.
Excellent travel set

This is a beautiful and practical set for travel and portable play and analysis. It should be noted the board's soft backing (and the set's magnetic pieces) mean it can be placed on many surfaces, including some uneven ones, but also that it does not lie exactly evenly on a regular hard, flat surface, although it is certainly perfectly playable. I'm delighted with it, and ordered extra Queens from The Chess House, too, though I'd love it even more if those were included as standard with all sets!

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