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 easy to take this set along with you and a pleasure to play chess on this set with beautifully crafted wood chessmen and matching board in black and boxwood colors. 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 boxwood to display real wood grain.
- Felted chessboard protects any surface from scratching
- 8x8" 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: 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 1/2" (235 x 235 x 38 mm)
- Weight: 1.45 lbs
- Board size:7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 3/8" (200 x 200 x 10mm)
- Square Size: 3/4" (20 mm)
- Entire base green billiard felted
- King height: 1 1/2" (38 mm)
- King base: 9/16" (14 mm)
- Pawn height: 3/4" (19 mm)
- 32 Chessmen -- No extra queen
- Green cloth felt bases
I finally settled on this chess set after much deliberation and comparison between many sets. It is small enough to travel with but not so small that it is hard to play on. Can not recommend enough.
Incredible craftsmanship!!. Set is of high quality.
The set is nicely carved and the magnets are perfect, not too strong and not too weak. I especially like the richness of the board
Another awesome travel set! The pieces are beautifully crafted, and the magnets work well. Everything stays put, even held upside down. I love the contrast of the black with the boxwood! The solid board (not folding), will be perfect to sit on any surface. Because of its convenient size, it will be my main go-to set to carry around in car. It has individual slots for each piece, so this set will also be great for analysis/problems. Slight finish aroma will fade soon, as did the 4" and the 12” set. All three sets (4” and 8” and 12”) are in the picture for scale.
I needed a portable magnetic set to practice positions and review games. Looked in local stores and found nothing. Nothing on Amazon or Walmart looked sufficient. Then, I found exactly what I needed at ChessHouse. Great variety and encouraging to see a service entirely devoted to chess and chess sets. When my set arrived I found a single rook was missing. I called the site, got a friendly response after the first ring, and received the replacement piece within the week.