4" Mini Magnetic Wood Travel Chess Set

Sale price$38.00 USD
In stock

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About The 4" Mini Magnetic Wood Travel Chess Set

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.

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
  • 4x4" 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: 5 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/2" (12.7 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm)
  • Weight: 4.6 oz
  • Board size: 4 x 4 x 1/2" (10 x 10 x 1.2 cm)
  • Square Size: 7/16" (1.1 cm)
  • Entire base green billiard felted
  • King height: 13/16" (1.9 cm)
  • King base: 3/8" (0.9 cm)
  • Pawn height: 1/2" (1.2 cm)
  • 32 Chessmen -- No extra queen
  • Green cloth felt bases

Product Specs

Board Size
Square Size
King Height
King Base

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Tom Bryan
Perfect travel set that I could personalize with my own box

I love the 4" Mini Magnetic set! It's beautifully made. The magnetic pieces have a classic shape, stick firmly, and you can identify them easily even though they are small. The board has a rich wood tone.

Here's how I personalized my set for traveling on a plane.

I initially bought the 8" Play-Keeper Magnetic Chess Set with the intention of using it on vacation to set up positions from a book, and being able to put it away with the position set up when the flight attendant came with snacks. However, it took up most of the room in my satchel and so was not practical to travel with, so I use this set at home. It's also a beautiful set. The 4" set looks identical to the 8" set, only scaled down.

I was inspired by seeing the Drueke Magnetic Set in your video of travel sets and bought the 4" Mini Magnetic Wood Travel Chess Set which is the perfect size, but you can't put it away with a position set up. To make it a "play-keeper", I bought a 6.3" x 4.33" x 1.38" metal tin box from Amazon and printed and taped a paper board inside it, and it's perfect! The box also gives you room to secure the captured pieces. It can be improved by using a slightly taller box that would accommodate the beautiful wooden board plus the height of the king. I attached pictures of the set in the tin box.

Thank you for your obvious passion for chess and making high quality sets available at reasonable prices.

Chess….to go!!!!!

Our grand nephew turned 7 and was so excited to receive the mini chess set. It is the perfect size for travel and he has taken it on the road already! He loves chess and is a member of the school chess club. He learned to play from his grandfather a few years ago. And his parents are so thrilled that replacement parts are available- should they be needed.!

The travel chess set is a hit!

The travel chess set is a hit! My husband loves it.

James Gibson
It's a little cool.

It does what I hoped it would. It is very attractive and would serve for play in a pinch.
The pieces are a little too small to be truly functional for my meaty fingers. The magnets are strong enough to easily hold the pieces in place for gentle movements of the board but would not keep a position secure long term.

Joe Theobald
Well built little set

Growing up, we had a small (similar in size to this one) peg set we backpacked with. 60 years later, I've been looking for a similar lightweight small set that held the pieces when not in use and packed into a compact package. This set meets all of our requirements and is a quality product. It's great that it's finally back in stock.