Our online chess store justifies quality and commitment as we work around the clock to the most unique, tournament, traditional, vintage and English chess sets which are great for casual playing at schools, clubs, and home. We have unique and personalized chess gifts that are just right for every occasion, designed and handcrafted with great care by our artisans. Wooden chess set is an exclusive item for a gift as well as home decor.
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.
Terrific Roman chess set complete with small and large pieces. Made of plastic and from 1960’s era. In lovely condition with pieces, box and board as shown. Wonderful for play or collection. Look care…
The chess specialists at the House of Staunton are proud to offer our themed chess set collection. We’ve paired up our favorite themed chess pieces with chess boards to create the perfect themed chess sets.
And remember that the board’s aesthetic can affect game play. The alternating colors on chessboards should be muted—“soft to the eye, not glaring or highly reflective, as players study the board for hours at a time,” said Mr. Seirawan. “Tanned wood earth tones are preferred. Harsh black and red are terrible.”
Leather chess boards imported from Italy are genuine leather that when paired with metal or other unique chess men provide a stunning combination to display. In this category we also have some attractive leatherette boards that provide this look and feel for those who prefer the lower cost options.
I have gone thru several boards thru-out the years and I have always wanted a good solid wood board. When the Toy contest opened and I saw the Maker-bot as a prize, I knew exactly what I wanted to enter.
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 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.
Chess is an intricate game that sprouts a child s intellect due the complex demands it puts on the mind. It is also a fun game that family members can enjoy together. The complexity of the game, however,…
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!
Even if you’re just in it for fun, Maxim Dlugy, a chess grandmaster and a consultant on “Pawn Sacrifice,” recommends simplicity. “Some of the decorative sets are difficult, less manageable to play with,” he said. “Of course, if you are willing to be Star Trek’s Mr. Spock out of sentimentality and your opponent feels the same, go for it.”
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.
Welcome to the official website of The House of Staunton. The House of Staunton has firmly established itself as the gold standard by which all chess pieces, chess boards and chess sets are judged. All of our luxury chess products, including our chess pieces, chess boards and chess sets, have been produced with the discerning chess collector in mind. We adhere to the highest quality standards and our master artisans handcraft our chess pieces, chess boards and chess sets out of such luxurious materials as Porcelain, Camel Bone, Genuine Ebony, Walnut Burl, and fossilized 40,000 year-old Woolly Mammoth Ivory. We invite you to indulge yourself and discover what countless other chess enthusiasts know – The House of Staunton is the finest chess supplier, offering chess pieces, chess boards, unique chess sets, accessories and equipment – bar none! We’re also one of the largest wholesale suppliers of chess equipment in the U.S.
I can personally vouch for the integrity and reliablity of USCF (2nd link) and can also assure you that they rarely have the best prices regardless of what you’re looking for. I’m pretty sure the other sites here are all reputable esp chesscafe.com but you can always look up ratings/reviews of each dealer using a search engine if you don’t get enough feedback here.
There’s no better way to protect your favorite chess set than with a chess box from the House of Staunton. We offer a wide range of chess boxes that can accommodate virtually any chess set you own! Stop leaving your chess set out and risking the pieces being accidentally damaged.
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.
M.N. from TX writes, “The chess sets arrived today. WOW, I had heard that the House of Staunton chess sets were the best around and now I can see why! Both sets are absolutely beautiful. I know I’m going to enjoy the Zagreb set.”
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.