Here at Chess House, we believe success starts at home.

Having the ideal chess set in your home is a proven way to engage young minds while keeping face to face time alive and the family together.

I believe in you, your desire to enjoy chess, and your ability to make a positive impact in your sphere of influence.

I know that with chess, you can make a difference anywhere—in your classroom, workplace, mission, and among friends.

Your creativity and resourcefulness has come to the right place and you will be thrilled.


My name is Raphael Neff, owner of Chess House. One of my earliest memories was the adventure of my family discovering chess at home.

Over the next 25 years, chess remained a passion for our family and a catalyst for

    • discovery
    • creativity
    • education
    • inspiration
    • endurance
    • entrepreneur-ism

    and wonderfully, a way to serve and delight YOU.


    A generation ago, we teens and our friends needed supplies to fuel the pursuit. What started with a box of books at home, through persistence and sometimes naïve dedication became Chess House of today.

    Now, we bring you vetted, useful and interesting products… with a little kindness, fun, and our unwavering commitment to take care of you.


    If you’re not sure where to start or even what you need, shopping for chess online can be downright confusing and overwhelming... until you find Chess House.

    You're in the right place, whether

    • introducing chess to a child for the first time
    • teaching a class
    • training in the workplace
    • traveling the world
    • entertaining resort clientele
    • easing the pain of a hospital recovery
    • or connecting with a loved one.

    There are countless ways to fit chess into your lifestyle, your workplace, your community, and of course your home.


    Chess House has a very unique selection of products from whimsical to practical, with many exclusive items found nowhere else

    Shop with total peace of mind and the guarantee we’re here to help you—even when you need a part for something purchased years earlier.

    We’d like to earn your business and your trust as you shop and make ChessHouse.com your favorite online store.


    As you integrate chess in your life, you may have an inspiring story to share.

    Who knows, it could become a movie someday, like Robert Katende who taught chess in the slums of Uganda and trained the female Chess Master, Phiona Mutesi (the Queen of Katwe). This young woman reached beyond her life circumstances and is now preparing to attend college and improve her family’s life.

    I value the opportunity to feature your creativity and inspiration. Email your story for potential publication in an upcoming email newsletter to story@chesshouse.com

    And if you have not yet joined the Chess House email weekly, be sure to subscribe and enjoy the tips and inspiration.


    Raphael Neff,

    P.S. I believe that the intellectual and character development of this generation matters more than ever—and that’s why Chess House exists today.

    P.P.S. It matters that we run our business in a compassionate and exemplary way. Supporting organizations like Chess4Life makes an extraordinary difference in young lives. Please read more about them.