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
- 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 shopped for a long time for the right portable set. My needs were solid magnetism, portability but still easy to use, easily-distinguishable pieces, and a quality feel. I took a shot at this one due to its perfect record of 5-star reviews (17 out of 17 at the time of this writing). I’m happy to report that this set hit all the marks and deserves its 5-stars.
The pieces are easy to distinguish, move and grip. I was concerned the board would be too “tight” with the pieces too close together for comfortable play (a problem with many travel sets). I’m very happy with the quality of play here.
The magnetism is perfect. Many travel sets have magnets that are too weak or that can easily slip out of their pieces, requiring occasional gluing - not this one. The magnetism is tight and comfortable. You can, indeed, load up the board with pieces and turn it completely sideways and upside-down with zero movement. There is a solid coating on the board surface that plays nicely with the felt on the bottom of the pieces when sliding a pawn. Being able to completely remove the board and set the case aside is also a plus.
The pieces fit snugly into the felt-line foam cutouts in the case – almost too snugly. I have to push a little into the foam to pop each one out, but I’m fine with this. The case itself feels solid, and it fits perfectly into a gallon Ziploc which is a big plus for me as I like to bring my travel board to outdoor events such as music festivals (we have a lot of those here in New Orleans), and keeping things dry out in the weather can be a challenge.
Overall, this is my ideal travel board. 10/10 – would buy again!
Chess set is just as advertised. Great quality. perfect size. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a travel set.
My brother is a serious chess player - searched through a lot of magnetic chess boards for his air travel and landed on this one after thoroughly studying reviews and specs. He loved it!
This is just the size I was looking for as I like to have 2-3 of these on my desk at one time, and beautiful is better!
Love this set. Small enough to easily carry around without being tiny and fiddly. Great case for storage/travel all the pieces firmly set well in the foam. Strong magnets, pieces stay in place wen with test-jiggling. Beautifully made, lovely set.