8" Magnetic Travel Chess Set in Black and Boxwood

Product Code: E8EB

  • $71.00 USD

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Product Details

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

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 29 reviews
    KB Hedrick

    My husband and I travel often and don’t care for playing chess on our cell phones. This set fits in my carry on tote and we are able to play during our layovers, in hotels, and even by the pool. This is a quality set and is beautifully crafted for its purpose. The magnetic pieces hold tight enough to the board that we are not worried about them falling off, while at the same time you don’t struggle to move pieces at all. Great purchase.

    someone who plays chess
    "strong" is a subjective word

    My customer service was excellent. My items showed up a day early and was securely packed. The description of the set was misleading, in my biased opinion, in the small detail of the description of the magnet strength. I wish it said, "adequate," instead of "strong." I was comparing the chess set to a travel set that I had as a child, the Drueke 87710, a cheap, plastic, metal board and pieces but the connection was solid. This board is beautiful with a few minute imperfections, the pieces will stay in place with all but the most radical travel environments, the proportions are pleasing and overall worth the investment. Two of the pieces' magnets were not as connective as the rest but the sales associate was happy to send out a couple of replacements. I will order from them again.

    Nate Morguelan
    A must buy for travel.

    This product is lovely. Hard to get anything better if youre looking for a small portable board with a classic feel and magnetized pieces.

    Bert V
    Impressive detail and quality

    I've had bad experiences with travel sets, they always felt cheap, and almost disposable. Returned two to other vendors, Chesshouse does their homework, and sells quality products. Ordered this one since it kind of matches my FIDE tournament set, and am beyond pleasantly surprised. It's a small set, so don't expect the detail from a 3.75-4 inch set, but my kids and I can't get over how detailed the little pieces are. With the Chess.com clock, we have a blitz set up for anywhere now. Fun to keep this in the car, and play anywhere. Picture below gives you an idea vs a tournament board. Pieces stick to the board, and are easy to move when you want.

    Rob Coonan
    Exceptional customer service and support.

    The travel set that I bought began to separate somewhat. I emailed Chess House for any repair suggestions they may have. I was pleasantly surprised when they chose to replace the set entirely.
    They make a good product and they stand by it.
    Thanks, Rob Coonan

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