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. 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 clear coated Rosewood and 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" (301.5 x 301.5 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
Nice rig...magnetized just the right amount. board and pieces look and feel good.
This chess set arrived quickly and in a flawless condition (not surprising, as Chesshouse.com has consistently delivered). The pieces are true Rosewood pieces, the board is top notch, and the really nice touch is that it all comes with a heavy duty nylon case that will be used for travel.
Thank you again, Chesshouse!
Very nice quality and the size is the perfect balance for both home and travel. Board is well made, good looking, and the finish is smooth and flawless. Pieces are also flawless with a heavy finish coat that looks very durable. Their magnets are plenty strong enough for travel even in the bumpiest of transportation. Case is well made and rugged. I really like that the overall design, it makes more sense as a travel board than the ones that fold in half. For one, you don't have a hinge that prevents some folding boards from laying flat. Secondly, the case protects the board and pieces when stowed or travelling. Very happy with this purchase.
This chess set is well made and nice for analysis and playing. The magnet strength is almost imperceptible, but it seems to get the job done.
I bought this for travel, but I didn't make a good estimate of the size that I needed. This board is a bit too big and heavy for packing on flights, although it's fine for trips in the car. I will have to get a smaller one now. My error. But I don't regret having this set in the least.
Customer service was very responsive. Top notch.
I was half-expecting the case to be made of flimsy cardstock. Man, was I wrong. The case is sturdy. The felt is luxurious. The pieces and board are beautiful. And care was taken when assembling the pads to the bottoms of the pieces; Not a single one off-center. Couldn't be happier with ChessHouse or with this set.