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
The box allows to keep a running game in its state for next time.
Nice size for travelling.
I would have liked an extra queen for each colour.
Pieces could be a little taller.
This is a beautiful little set.
The board and pieces are high quality.
The magnets for the pieces are all strong. One of the first things I did when I got this was to set up all the pieces and turn the board upside down. Nothing fell off or moved at all.
As opposed to some other travel sized sets that I’ve seen, I like that the pieces don’t feel crowded onto the board. This set achieves a nice balance between small size and maintaining a sense of open space.
One of my favorite features of the set, and the reason I originally picked it, is that I can put it away with the pieces all still in position. Because we have 3 cats, leaving a board out overnight has proved problematic in the past.
What surprised me about the set was the overall sensory experience, which I think is fantastic. Visually, the case, the pieces, and the board all look fantastic. I like the tactile experience of opening the leather case, which is soft and textured on the outside, but feels and is sturdy, and having that experience immediately contrasted with the hard board that’s flat and smooth all around, except for the bottom, which has pool table felt. While I know this will sound strange in a review for a chess set, I also love the way it smells when I open the case, which giventhe set a more complete sensory experience than I expected.
One thing to be aware of about the set: extra queens are not included, so you have to order them separately, and they currently go for $4 a piece. Unfortunately, right now at least, those seem to be in short supply.
Overall, I’m very, very happy with my purchase. I think this set is well worth the money.
Beautiful little chess set. The pieces are well sized and don't cram together like some sets with larger pieces do. The leather case it comes with is very classy. The board and pieces themselves look great. If I had one quibble I would have liked to have some extra queens included.
Perfect balance between size and portability. Not too small and not too large or heavy. The case is great -- you can "save" a game and put it on the shelf.
I love the case and size so I can use it in my desk. Great for traveling too