A.S. from ND writes, “I just received my Plastic Collector’s set and it’s every bit as impressive as I had expected it to be. Not only is it the finest plastic chess set I’ve ever seen, but the biggest bargain, as well. That’s a rare combination.”
If you prefer something more relaxed and refreshing, we also carry a selection of vibrant blue boards. These often feature a matching texture with a completely different tone created by azure hues. Our catalog also showcases Bubinga and maple, dark rosewood, hazelnut, mahogany, Padauk, Sapele and grey tones as well as verdant green.
H.O. from ND writes, “Received my beautiful ebonized Winsor chess set today. It is awesome. A work of art I will treasure & play with. I can’t wait to save up enough for my House of Staunton chess board.”
For the money the board is ok. It’s a four, maybe a three-star product. The box proudly declares that the item inside is a wooden chess board. That’s a bit of a stretch. It’s most likely particle board with veneer. And the product description claims that it is an inlaid wood board and, if it is, it manages to nearly pass for a high-resolution photo-finish.
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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This variation is part of the beauty of working with natural materials. The item you receive will be very similar to the one that’s pictured here, but probably not identical. PERFECT for TRAVEL – Magn…
To give your chessboard a finished look, add a 2″ border around the outside. Rip a few strips of either your light or dark stock and miter them to fit around the board. Then drill a few dowel holes to help you keep the border aligned when you attach it to the chessboard. Glue the border strips in place and sand the completed project to #220-grit.
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.
Board features an artificial high gloss Cherry and Burl Wood color finish over MDF wood core. Bottom is fully felted. They are sent bulk and are often blocked. Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 1″ Thick. We wil…
Although the golden rosewood vs ebony isn’t traditional, I like that it is darker. My board has darker squares and border, so plain boxwood never looked quite right on it. I look forward to receiving what will hopefully be my first quality chess set! I will update you guys when I get it next week 🙂
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!
I was very pleased when I opened this wood chess set. It is all wood and it doesn’t have the crack in the center like many boards with the hinges. I hate those since the hinges frequently break and the crack is a nuisance when pushing pieces over to the enemy territory. This board is solid, not too large to be trouble storing and not too small, as a lot of them are today that look more like a tic-tac-toe board. Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this one is just right.
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.
Teachers and coaches will find that a wall-hanging demonstration chess board provides that needed visibility to an entire class of students. These “demo” boards are vinyl and rollup in a similar way to club style boards. This makes the demo board conveniently portable should you need to take it to multiple classrooms.
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Ideally a chess set should be a majestic and exciting thing, inspiring you to enter the wonderful world of chess playing, also something which is desired as a personal possession for its aesthetic qualities and superior craftsmanship.