8" Play-Keeper Magnetic Chess Set

Product Code: E8BRWD

  • $69.90 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 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. Design allows in-play games to be stored and continued later, similar to the Drueke Travel Set.

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
  • Easy to source replacement pieces from Chess House in the future means you'll never be without a playable set.
  • Game can be stored in-play and continued later
  • Made in India
  • Storage Case: 9 x 8 3/4 x 2 1/2" (22.8 x 22.2 x 6.3 cm)
  • Weight: 2 lb 7 oz
  • Board size:7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 3/8" (20 x 20 x 1 cm)
  • Square Size: 3/4" (2 cm)
  • Entire base green billiard felted
  • King height: 1 1/4" (3.2 cm)
  • King base: 1/2" (1.2 cm)
  • Pawn height: 3/4" (1.9 cm)
  • 32 Chessmen -- No extra queen
  • Green cloth felt bases

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Ideal travel size

Nice quality, good price. Easy to safe a position and put back into the box.

An excellent chess set for the price

I just received my 8" Play-Keeper Magnetic Chess Set. On initial inspection this appears to be a high quality chess set. All the materials are first quality and the design is well thought out. The whole interior of the black leatherette case is lined in green felt. The pieces are well made (with size differences), the magnets are strong, and the pieces fit comfortably on the squares of the board. The set is very playable and the pieces are not crammed onto a too small board. You get extra queens and the lid of the board has a foam press-fit set up that has storage spaces for each individual piece. The board either comes free by sliding out of the case or the game can be played with the board fixed in the box. It's like a larger, up-scale Drueke set. Ending positions are quite secure when you close the box and the set can be stored with the pieces already set up. Ultimately, this set is a little large for really casual travel but great for game analysis and sufficiently up-scale to sit out in an office or study. This is made in India. The Indians have really been producing some quality chess sets, lately. In conclusion: very pleased.


it was a rocky ride in the beginning, but in the end, i was satisfied. i like my 8" board. if i may add, the next set you design, add the algebraic notation on the rank and file.


Beautiful little set! Perfect for travel w/o worries of losing the positions. The board is held securely and the magnets are strong. The only negative thing to mention are the presence of several air bubbles in the film that comprises the board squares.

100% Satisfaction

The above title says it all. My friend and I, with whom I play by delivering the set between our units after each move, are now at a loss because of the coronavirus restrictions.
In the meantime, we've had no luck in trying to play online - is it within your remit to suggest to us an online site that we should try. Because I am the ultimate IT dummy, simplicity is most important.
Thank you again from your 100% satisfied customer

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