This set is the perfect combination of portability and ultra-playable miniature and magnetic pieces on a soft leather chessboard. Real wood pieces with magnets hold to the chessboard making chess play while traveling more than easy - they are eye-catching and fun to play. The set is complete with a black fabric pouch for both the pieces and the entire set.
- Overall weight 13.4 oz
- Case measures 9.5" x 5" x 2.5"
- King height: 1 5/8" (1.63")
- King base: 3/4" (0.75")
- Pawn height: 7/8" (0.87")
- Piece set weight: 2.4 oz.
- 32 Chessmen - 1 Queen per side
- Board size: 9 1/4"
- Square size: 1"
This set is just perfect for people who travel a lot. When the set was delivered it turned out that the board and some of the figures had defects. I contacted the customer service and they immediately sent new board and figures. Now I have an ideal set. Without any doubts the customer service is on the highest level! Thanks a lot!
This is a great compact analysis set. The pieces handle nicely. The magnets are strong enough to hold the pieces even if you flip the board upside-down. The king slides a little bit if you hold the board vertically at at 90 degree angle, but not enough to slide entirely off the square, or the board.
I have no complaints about this set. I had two concerns prior to purchasing, but neither of those held any ground once I received the set. (1) I saw some customers complain that the board didn't lie flat due to the crease in the center. -- Yes, the board doesn't lie 100% flat, however, the crease is so minimal that I don't really notice it and it doesn't affect gameplay. (2) I saw some customers complain about magnet strength (or lack thereof). I literally held the board upside down and NONE of the pieces fell off. Maybe I just got a good set? Not sure, but magnet strength was not an issue for my set.
I also want to note for those considering folding travel sets where the pieces store on the inside -- the benefit of this set is that it comes with two bags (one for the board and one for the pieces). The smaller bag fits inside the larger bag, meaning you're only carrying "one" bag when traveling with the set. Also, this makes it easy to store pieces when a piece "dies" or is removed from the board. If the pieces have to be stored inside the board, then there is nowhere to store them during gameplay; which risks them being lost during travel (e.g. plane, train, bus). I give this set 5/5 stars.
Love this little chess set. Love the board, love the pieces. The case is soft and nice too. I researched meant traveling chess sets and couldn't be happier with my purchase. Worth the money in my opinion.
Great service with prompt delivery and great communication. I love the wooden pieces and the size of this magnetic set. I plan to use it for travel and practice. The pieces stay on the board while it is gently turned upside down. I'm very pleased with this purchase. Great travel set!