Camelot Chess Pieces by Berkeley - Russet Brown

SKU: BC2006
Sale price$229.00 USD
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About The Camelot Chess Pieces by Berkeley - Russet Brown

Board Not Included

The legends of Camelot are so deeply ingrained in the myths of British folklore that they create an enduring impression of a wonderful, mystical castle and land where Knights in shining armour lived to an honourable Code of Chivalry. The legends revolve around the fabled King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Arthur was the first born son of King Uther Pendragon and heir to the throne. However these were very troubled times and Merlin, a wise magician, advised that the baby Arthur should be raised in a secret place and that none should know his true identity.

As Merlin feared, when King Uther died there was great conflict over who should be the next king. Merlin used his magic to set a sword in a stone. Written on the sword, in letters of gold, were these words: “Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone is the rightwise born king of all England.” Of course all the contenders for the throne took their turn at trying to draw the sword, but none could succeed. Arthur, quite by chance, withdrew the sword for another to use in a tournament. Following this he became King.

He gathered Knights around him and fought back against the Saxons who, since the Romans left Britain, were slowly but surely taking the country over. After many great battles and a huge victory at Mount Badon the Saxons’ advance was halted.

Arthur’s base was at a place called Camelot where he built a strong castle. His knights met at a Round Table. They carried out acts of chivalry such as rescuing damsels in distress and fought against strange beasts. They also searched for a lost treasure, which they believed would cure all ills – this was the ‘Quest for the Holy Grail’.

Under the guidance of Merlin, Arthur had obtained a magical sword from The Lady Of The Lake. This sword was called ‘Excalibur” and with this weapon he vanquished many foes. Queen Guinevere, Arthur’s beautiful wife brought romance to the story while his equally beautiful half sister Morgan le Fay added a dark side.

Unfortunately, as peace settled over the country things turned sour within the court of Camelot and civil war broke out. In the final battle at Camlan both Arthur and Mordred, Arthur’s traitorous nephew, were mortally wounded. Arthur was set upon a boat and floated down river to the isle of Avalon. Here his wounds were treated by three mysterious maidens. His body was never found and many say that he rests under a hill with all his knights – ready to ride forth and save the country again.

Berkeley Chess have been able to recreate the mysticism and magic of the court of King Arthur with this stunning chess set. Details of the chess pieces are as follows:

King: King Arthur

Queen: Queen Guinevere

Bishop: Merlin

Knight: Sir Lancelot

Rook: Anglo Saxon Castle

Pawn: Peasant Soldiers

  • King Height 4 3/4″ (11.9cm)
  • King Base 1 3/8″ (3.5cm)
  • King Weight 3.2oz (90g)
  • Set weight 4lb 6oz
  • Made of a ratio of crushed marble and resin, and then finished with a felt underlay
  • Boxed weight 5lbs 9oz
  • 32 Chessmen
  • Price includes set of pieces (boards available separately)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
James Rathgeber
Camelot Chess set

Excellent chess set! I've been looking for a unique rugged conversation starter chess set for years, this chess set fits perfect! For me the actual feel of the pieces adds to the game experience, well done!!!

Kollen Brower
Awesome set and service

I waited months for this set to be back in stock. It was worth it. I also love the donation plan, and the ability to get replacement pieces.

Jim Watts

Camelot Chess pieces are fantastic!! I cannot believe the detail, the size and the weight. I had to wait awhile for this set to come in and it was worth the wait. When ordering this set, Chess House kept me informed as to when they expected it to arrive at their location and notified me when it had shipped. They also followed up making sure that I had received it. Could not be happier.

Brett Kolarik
My favorite purchase

These pieces are amazing. The pictures do not do them justice. They look absolutely fantastic. The size, weight, look, feel, etc. They thoroughly exceeded my expectations!!! My favorite purchase of the year. A+++++++

Matthew Carter
Great quality

I was afraid that buying something like this it wouldn’t live up to my expectations, but I didn’t need to be concerned. The quality of these pieces is fantastic! Can’t wait to play a game just for the sensory and aesthetic experience of using these pieces.