8" Play-Keeper Magnetic Chess Set

Product Code: E8BRWD

  • $77.00 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 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 29 reviews
Jose Urbano
Such a fancy chess set.

I'm totally satisfied with this item. More than expected. Perhaps the most beautiful travel magnetic chess set I have. The case is absolutely perfect, the materials, the overall quality, even the odor! Very elegant. I put it in my office and looks great. Some people that don't play chess now are interested since they saw the chess set.

I use this set for analysis and I find it very comfortable. I use it, then I just close it and the position remains for another moment. The con is that it's not that portable, but it doesn't matter. Personally, I was looking for this set since before the pandemic, always unsuccessfully; now that is available again, I bought it immediately. For less than $80 is really a bargain. I love it. 2 extra Queens are included!

Ralph Arosemena
Great Set!

This chess set is fantastic! Very well-made, chess pieces are very detailed, they are also perfectly proportioned to the chess board itself. The case is fantastic as well. A very nice presentation. The only thing that I wish is that the magnets in the Rooks were stronger. When I tilt the board sideways they do slide a little bit. Overall, though, Iā€™m incredibly satisfied with his this chess set!

Robert Guest
Very Happy with this play-keeper set

A very attractive set and the box it comes in is far better than I hoped. I'm writing this to help those who see under the description, "32 men (no extra queen)" which had me teetering on not ordering this set. However, my set did indeed come with the extra queens. The set is really pretty, with the pieces in a good lacquer finish. Everything about the set feels expensive. As others have said, the magnets are just right, hold the player to the board and yet easily moved from square to square. The set is perfect.

Carl Brecht
Ideal travel size

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

Richard Day
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.

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