9" Milled Leather Travel Magnetic Chess Set with Wood Pieces

Product Code: GWMG1

  • $59.95 USD
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Product Details

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.

Specifications

  • Overall weight 13.4 oz
  • Case measures 9.5" x 5" x 2.5"
Pieces
  • 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
  • Board size: 9 1/4"
  • Square size: 1"
Note: This model was updated in late 2015 with larger diameter pieces.



Customer Reviews

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M
M.
Awesome set

Simply put, this is the coolest travel/magnetic set out there. If your order is not right, Chess House will make sure that it is.

R
R.T.
Beautiful, but....

An attractive small chess set that fits in a bag about the size of a notebook pencil bag. The only negative is the really bad, headache-inducing chemical smell (acetone?) upon first opening the plastic bag that the set ships in. I had to air everything out for a couple of days in my laundry room, with dryer sheets in the two zippered bags that store the set in order to remove the smell. Other than that, the set is well worth the price. I would deduct 1/2 of a star for the smell.

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A.W.
Excellent travel set

This is a beautiful and practical set for travel and portable play and analysis. It should be noted the board's soft backing (and the set's magnetic pieces) mean it can be placed on many surfaces, including some uneven ones, but also that it does not lie exactly evenly on a regular hard, flat surface, although it is certainly perfectly playable. I'm delighted with it, and ordered extra Queens from The Chess House, too, though I'd love it even more if those were included as standard with all sets!

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J.
Outstanding little portable set, outstanding service.

This sweet little set gets five stars for being exactly as represented: 1) portable, 2) very well made with high quality materials -- magnets hold tight but not too tight, and 3) attractive -- the board and wood pieces are really nice in appearance and feel. However, the set arrived with pieces missing. Chess House really stepped up when I notified them that there was a problem. Folks (esp. Josh B.) at Chess House were VERY helpful, responding immediately and sending out the missing pieces. The best test of a company is when something goes wrong and I give Chess House five stars for fixing the error immediately and for being so pleasant to deal with while doing so.

That's great JB! So glad you are enjoying this set and find it perfect for your needs. And you're right - we are here to take care of you whenever the unexpected happens! =)
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K.W.
Fabulous

Exactly what I was looking for. I am using this for backpacking and it is decently compact. Weighs little and is high quality. When I first set it up it felt crammed... 9” is small. It looks crammed but playing on it felt great. Magnetic helps when you’re playing outside for moving out of the sun or into it. It feels great playing on this board with pieces. I don’t think you can go lighter/compact and still achieve this feel. 10/10 would recommend. Picture below, fits perfectly on my bear can. Blacks Move. ;)




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