You can get creative here and alternate the color for each side of the board cherry, maple cherry maple… I decided to go with the maple on all sides. These are glued on each side and mitered with one another at the corners.
WorldWise Imports is your source for fine quality games from around the world. We have a wide selection of Chess, Cribbage, and traditional games that are perfect for family or gift giving…
We stock one of the biggest and best selections of chess boards for sale in the UK. We buy only from high quality suppliers based in Europe including Italfama and RECHAPADOS FERRER S.A. Our boards start at just £32.00 and stretch to over two hundred pounds for our supreme quality luxury lacquered boards. Unlike other retailers we stock a complete range of sizes of most of our boards. You can select the size you require at the time of ordering. It’s worth noting that none of our wooden chess boards are sourced from the far east where quality is as low as the prices. We only source them from approved European suppliers who guarantee us the best quality.
Well, the only thing I can really recommend is to never ever order chess sets via internet. You gotta buy such things like chairs and sofas where you want to try them out to see whether they are really comfy: So go into the next real chess store and let them show you their sets. Take a close look at the pieces, weigh them in your hands … it’s the only way to buy (plus it is the most fun).
During the first half of the 19th century, a surge in the global popularity of chess brought about the demand for a uniform model of chess pieces. While the variety and styles of chess pieces that were in use at the time were extensive, they were decorative in nature and considered unsuitable for play. It is important to remember that chess has historically been enjoyed by the wealthy, a fact that is reflected in the artistic designs of chess sets that dominated the marketplace. While aesthetically beautiful, the chess pieces of the period were not very practical. The chess pieces were expensive to produce, cumbersome to use, prone to tipping over and had such ornate details that they were unable to withstand the wear and tear of regular use. However the greatest disadvantage of these chess sets was the lack of uniformity of the pieces within a chess set – a player’s unfamiliarity with a particular chess set could affect the outcome of the game. Complaints such as these led to the search for a standard design of chess pieces. On September 1, 1849, #58607 – An Ornamental Design for a Set of Chess-Men was registered by Mr. Nathaniel Cooke under the British Ornamental Designs Act of 1842.
Below you’ll find many chess piece designs and styles including wood, plastic, marble, metal, and more. A fine set of chess pieces will be treasured for years and you can give your chess set a completely new look by swapping multiple styles with a chessboard you already own.
Just an update guys – I have had a bad experience with TheChessStore so far! The set arrived, and although the build quality is excellent (weights, felting, finishing), the set looks nothing like the eBay auction above I came to find out from TheChessStore that they switched manufacturers and that is the reason for the different look. I am waiting for a replacement set that supposedly closer matches the one I paid for.
D.B. from WA writes, “The Marshall chess set arrived last weekend. Opening the package was better than Christmas. To cut a long story short, this set is the finest I’ve ever seen or even held in my hands.”
Product – Travel Magnetic Chess Mini-Set, Extreme portability; especially compact for optimum transport while travelling; playing board measures 6.3 x 6.3 x 0.7.., By Yellow Mountain Imports Ship from US
Did you know that the House of Staunton has the largest selection of wood chess pieces in the world? It’s true! Why settle for less when you can own the best – a set of high quality wood chess pieces from the legendary House of Staunton!
P.M. from OK writes, “The chess set I ordered from you came in mint condition, expertly wrapped and it is a work of art. It is rare to find items crafted so well and I will certainly recommend The House of Staunton to others.”
E.V. from CA writes, “I’ve just received my chess men : they are absolutely astonishing! I knew from the pictures that they were beautiful but they are much more than this: they’re real masterpieces!”
Blue Consul Wooden Chess Set – 3 1/4″ King. Rochester Chess Center – Chess for over 25 years. Pieces nest inside folding Chess Board for ease of storage. Chess Board is 19″ x 19″. Wooden Chess Pieces …
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In addition to the bog standard boards we also sell a superb range of luxury boards. When you consider the quality of some chess pieces it seems silly to place such things on a basic chess board. If you want to give your luxury chess pieces the chess board they deserve then our range of luxury chess boards is the place to choose from. There is something magical about seeing the reflection of the chessmen in the surface of the board. Another aspect of our boards worth boasting about is the fine hand inlays of rich wood veneers. Our Italian chess boards are all hand inlaid to perfection from stunning cuts of richly grained woods. All of these fine examples are available through our website at an unbeatable price.
I have been burned twice in buying chess sets from less than reputable dealers. These “chess experts” claim they are selling the best thing since cream cheese, and then send me a set with uneven weights, miscolored pieces and overall bad workmanship. My biggest and most annoying experience has been with weights 1/2 popping out of the bottom of pieces, so they sit unevenly on the board. In other words, the bottoms are not 100% flat with the weight. Is this common amongst Staunton sets? I am guessing this is just a sign of bad workmanship.
(With Board and Box) The House of Staunton offers the finest wood chess sets in the world. Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive wood chess set for casual play or an luxury wood chess set to show off your artistic side, you’ll find the perfect chess set at The House of Staunton.
Level the playing field. House of Staunton’s Mr. Sullivan suggested that novices begin with a quality roll-up board, which are often used in tournaments, then trade up to a more conventional wooden model. Roll-up sets are lightweight, portable and affordable (as low as $5). “And if you drop it, throw it or even spill on it, it’ll still be perfectly functional,” he said.
The dragon chess game actually consists of three tiered glass boards on which an array of medieval looking characters are involved in a complex multileveled game. The game was invented by the creator of the popular “Dungeons and Dragons” games.
MY DEFINITION OF PREMIUM, DIFFERS BY AN INFINITE AMOUNT. LAYERED TOILET PAPER IS THE CORE THAT WAS EXPOSED BY THE THREE DAMAGED CORNERS. COME ON, THERE’S ONLY FOUR. THE ONLY LIKEABLE FEATURE,BUT STILL BOGUS, IS THE RUBBER FEET INSTEAD OF FELT. CHINESE MADE. THEREFORE, CHINESE CHECKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
R.A. from AZ writes, “I can honestly say that all things considered your chess sets are better than Jaques, because you provide the same if not better quality, but at a price that is much easier to bear.”
The chess board is made up of 64 black and white grid. Black and white pieces each 16, multi-purpose wood or plastic, also useful stone production; More exquisite stone, glass, crystal or metal pieces…
Great responses guys and thank you for the information! I will take a look at HOS and see if they have some offerings on eBay. I was looking at one set in particular because I like the dark “white side” vs the ebony side. I am not sure if I am supposed to be posting a link like this here but it was this set. Is this good quality you think?
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