eBay is a good source because you can see the seller’s record of satisfaction and ask specific questions. But you can get lots of very nice wooden sets under $100. TheChessStore and HOS are both reputable, your experience sounds very unusual, though, no decent seller is not going to replace a defective set.
In Katwe, Uganda, two children sit restlessly on a bench, watching their peers play a game of football. Their coach, Robert Katende, spots their reticence, and offers them an alternative. “There is another game you can play.” he suggests. He refers to a board-game – chess. At first, the boys scoff at the suggestion – they’re not interested. That is until Katende describes an anecdote in which he defeated his more privileged peers at university.
G.M. from MS writes, “I received the Rosewood Players chess set today and all I can say is… outstanding! It is a magnificent set. I couldn’t ask for a better chess set, it puts my set from the USCF I got in the 80’s to shame.”
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We recently added two new styles of chess board to our huge range. The first is a very high quality black anegre and maple board that has been finished in a stunning gloss lacquer. These boards are available in sizes from around eighteen inches up to over twenty three inches. The second is a brand new design of chess board and is exclusive to The Regency Chess Company. It features black anegre squares and a rich brown palisander border. Like the black boards this is finished in a gloss lacquer and available in four different sizes. Both boards feature fine inlaid veneers and have been manufactured in Europe to a very high standard of precision and quality.
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I have a very nice 3.5″ wood set from TheChessStore, and I can vouch for their high quality. The set you are looking at from eBay should be a very nice quality set that I think you would be very pleased with.
Extremely clean set and is no reproduction. It is in excellent condition and functions like new. On the underside of the box it is stamped:Made in Western-Germany in purple ink (see photo). You’ll fin…
As a popular form of entertainment for family and friends, traditional board games are as old as civilization. The Egyptians played a game called Senet as far back as 3300 BC. The first marbles date from…
Last week we paid a visit to a newly opened café in Bristol, Chance & Counters – the first café in Bristol to cater exclusively to board games, created by friends Richard Scarsbrook, Steve Cownie, Alex Ratcliffe and Luke Neal. It’s our intention here at Regency Chess to really reach out to the growing number of establishments that are providing a home for chess, and board games more broadly, within the cosy, vibrant environments of cafés and bars.
For those looking for a chess set that will appreciate in value, Mr. Seirawan and other experts said that thematic, “collectors’ sets” offer little resale value. In contrast, “beautiful old vintage, wooden chess sets will always have buyers.”
Heat things up with our fiery red chess boards! Our grey and red Briar board includes dramatic texture that appears almost liquid as it winds through each deep red and dark grey square. Our glossy black and red version includes a similar fluid texture complemented by the stark contrast of intense red on solid black.
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As well as flat boards, there is a vast range of folding chessboards. These are hinged boards that can become a casket to keep the pieces in. This is a clever way to store your whole chess set in a convenient, easily transportable box. The chequered board becomes the decorative design on the outside of the box. Simple and clever!
But before you do that, drill a few holes in the edge of each strip with a dowel jig so that you can keep the parts from sliding around during glue up. Our Deluxe Doweling Jig Kit is perfect for this project. The squares of your chessboard need to line up perfectly, so be extremely careful when drilling the dowel holes.
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To calculate the best chess board size for your chess set, you need to know the size of the base of the king. Multiply the size of base of king by 4/3 to get the minimum square size of the board. For example, a set with 2″ king base will next 2 x 4/3 = 2.66″ square sized board. We offer these chess board in different sizes starting from 17 inches upto 23 inches.
Novices making their opening moves in acquiring a chess set can feel similarly daunted, considering all the options: miniature travel-friendly versions (often with magnetic pieces and roll-up boards); wooden boards of various sizes and grains, not to mention precious-stone and marble ones; elaborate ornamental and memorabilia sets with themes ranging from the Battle of Waterloo to “Star Trek.” Battle pieces come in plastic, wood, metal and a wealth of rare and exotic materials. Forty-thousand-year-old Woolly Mammoth ivory, anyone?
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Next, you’ll need to cutÂ the panel into 2″ strips, which need to be exactly the same width as the first eight you cut earlier. Set the fence to 2″ and cutÂ a piece of scrap material. Measure the piece with a digital caliper and adjust the fence as needed. When the fence is properly set, cut the panel into strips.
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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.
If you are looking for a chess board online, you will come across a wide range from many well-known brands like – Ekta, klbl, Craft Store India and more. Whichever type of chess board you are willing to buy, be it a magnetic chess board or one made of plastic, you can now buy chess board online on Snapdeal and that too at a very reasonable price.
Our products are carefully sourced directly from the manufactures. We buy our sets from suppliers in almost every corner of the globe and we have become somewhat obsessive when it comes to quality. Which ever set you choose you’ll be certain that it’s only been included in our range because it met out rigorous and obsessive quality standards
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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The House of Staunton makes it easy to take your chess gear on the go with our selection of chess bags. We have the highest quality and widest selection of chess bags on the internet – even chess board carrying bags!
“What a beautiful selection. I had a difficult time choosing just one set! I decided upon a marble chess set that is gorgeous and which I was very excited to give it as a gift. I highly recommend Chess House for their product array as well as excellent customer service. My shipment arrived very well packed and damage-free.”
J.E. from SD writes, “I recieved my chess set yesterday, I could not be happier. The quality is above what I expected. I would like to own a Jaques set someday but until then I will be perfectly happy with my Reykjavik II Chess Set.”
We have a continually expanding selection of school chess sets, travel chess sets, budget chess sets, mid range chess sets and high quality luxury sets. Our items are imported from around the world and we bring them to your here in Canada as well as to many customers in the United States.
Your board should have AT LEAST 2 1/8″ squares for this set, though, or it will appear crowded. For 2″ squares, consider a 3 3/4″ King, you won’t notice the difference in play but it will fit better on the board.