Beautiful hand-carved, magnetic pieces cling to the chess board as you play. The storage design is the perfect size to be suitable for both travel or home.
A soft black cover encloses the entire set when folded for storage. Matching black felted interior holds each piece in place securely.
It even includes extra Queens for those occasional pawn promotions.
Carefully handmade in India from Shishamwood and Boxwood.
- Solid wood frame construction
- Dimensions; 16 x 8 x 2 5/8" Folded, 16 x 16 x 1 1/4" Unfolded
- Square Size 1.75"
- Entire product weight: 5 lbs
- Pieces are made from Shisham & Boxwood
- King Height: 3"
- King Base: 1 1/4 (1.25")
- King Weight: .9 oz
- Piece Set weight: 18 oz
This chess set was a gift for my son. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that the popularity of the tv show The Queens Gambit had made chess sets so popular, so I purchased this on backorder in early January for a late January birthday. When it arrived on March 4th, my son loved it.. The chess pieces are nice sized and they fit in the foam storage that is on the inside of the box. The magnetism is just enough to help, without being too strong to be annoying. My son says 16" is a great size in a chess set. Unfortunately, there was either a manufacturing defect or damage during shipment because the box was out of alignment and the latches wouldn't close. When I contacted the company, they promised to mail me a new wooden box and it arrived today ( April 19th). So yes, it took a long time, but between the global pandemic and delays in international shipping so many products have been delayed. What matters is the excellent customer service and how much we love the final product. The chess set is a nice balance between inexpensive, cheaply made sets and sets that cost hundreds of dollars more. We are very pleased. I highly recommend supporting independent, smaller companies vs buying everything from a place like Amazon (which has been a wonderful resource during these times, but still we don't want them to be the only company in existence). I would purchase from this company again.
It is a brilliant product, I like to play it every evening with my kids. Magnetic option is very handy when someone accidentally pushes the board. There is however I would say minor production fails, 2 fields are so to say ungluing or setting apart. I can live with that of course, but for feedback sake, be aware.
I shopped around quite a bit before I found a magnetic folding chess set that also appeared to be of good quality and something I would feel good about presenting to a family member as a birthday gift. I had actually ordered a different one and sent it back immediately because it looked and felt cheap and flimsy. I definitely feel like I got my moneys worth with this particular chess set and I am pleased to present it as a gift. The only reason I did not give this five stars is that I ordered this set in early to mid December 2020 with the assurance it would arrive before Christmas. It actually arrived 3 months later, having missed both Christmas and the person’s birthday. I’m not at all sure that this is in any way the fault of chess house due to problems with overseas shipping. (So I was told) . Nevertheless, it was certainly a much less than satisfying experience. Providing you can actually get that set, I would recommend it to other buyers.
Great Board and Pieces weak magnets 😲
Bought this for my kids for Christmas and it arrived in plenty of time. It is beautiful, well made, and I love the magnetic part, especially for the kids. It’s not so strong that it’s difficult to play, but enough to keep the pieces upright during the game. I agree that the fasteners are a bit flimsy and I almost already bent one the wrong way by accident. Thankfully, it is still working just fine!