The House of Staunton has 2,000 chess books and Chess Magazines, in stock and ready to ship, including hundreds of rare and out-of-print chess books that aren’t available anywhere else! Shop for chess books today!
Our products are carefully sourced directly from the manufactures. We buy our sets from suppliers in almost every corner of the globe and 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
Canada’s foremost online chess shop can have your chess products delivered to your GTA address is within 48 hours. Our large and high quality range of products is in stock and available for immediate shipment. Delivery to Ottawa and Montreal is typically up to three days; Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver four to five days. For quicker shipping options please call.
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.
Considering how hard it is to find decent chess boards these days, I cautiously recommend this board as long as you don’t pay too much for it. It is manufactured by a toy company and you should estimate its value with that in mind.
JLP chess boards are a line of ultra-high quality hardwood chess boards made in the United States. If you want a fine gift for someone, the JLP line is hand-crafted, heirloom level choice. In the personalized chess boards category, you have the option of custom engraving a maple plaque for the JLP Players board.
Wood chess boards are the accessory of choice for many serious players. There are so many reasons to love this timeless material. Wood can be very strong and durable. It also tends to be less costly compared to similar alternatives. The best part is that wood offers nearly limitless customization options, which is made obvious by our stunning selection of the finest wooden boards.
B.R. from IL writes, “I just received the new chess board and it’s just beautiful! The new chessmen look great sitting on it, and I’m sure it will give me hours of pleasure playing the greatest game of all !”
L.L. from AZ writes, “This chess set exceeded all my expectations. I’ve been looking for a red-lacquered chess set for quite sometime, and this is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Thank you, also, for meticulously wrapping each piece.”
Our research has lead us to conclude that the basis for this new design of chess pieces was the Northern Upright Chess set. Complaints about the contemporary designs of chess pieces were well established in chess circles. By starting with an extremely popular yet highly artistic chess set, Mr. Cooke was able to focus his energies solely on correcting those deficiencies. The ornate features that were most susceptible to damage were removed, resulting in a chess set that was durable and less expensive to produce. The diameter of the bases was widened for increased stability and the chess pieces were weighted with lead to minimize tip over. Before the commercial launch of these new chess pieces, Mr. Cooke convinced Howard Staunton to lend his prestigious name to the new design. Mr. Staunton was England’s most celebrated Chess personality and the unofficial World Champion. The Staunton Pattern Chessmen, as they were officially known, became commercially available on September 29, 1849 and quickly became the world standard of chess pieces. Their lower production cost brought chess to the masses and did much to popularize the game.
P.C. from LA writes, “I knew I had to buy your set of chessmen. They are fantastic. The case is gorgeous. And even the chess board is beautiful, despite it being one of your least expensive chess boards.”
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Whether you’re looking for an affordable wood chess board to use with your children or a luxury wood chess board to decorate your house, The House of Staunton is your source for the finest Wooden Chess Boards in the world. With wood chess boards ranging from $39 to $5,000, we truly have a wood chess board for everyone!