We have a wide range of complete chess sets for you to choose from. Or, you can customize your set by selecting your own chess pieces and chess board separately. This guide will help you ensure that you buy the right size pieces for your board.
(Pieces Only) The House of Staunton has an unbelievable selection of plastic chess sets at the Internet’s lowest prices. We have tournament plastic chess sets, club plastic chess sets and travel plastic chess sets in stock and ready to ship.
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.
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 🙂
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Hunched over the table, brows furrowed, timer ticking, two fervently calculating minds compete over a handsome, hand-made chess set that befits the Game of Kings. Chess boards can be as designed with as much care and scrutiny as a strategy for the game itself or it can adhere to standard, traditional shapes and styles. With over a millennium of gameplay to learn from and reflect upon, even a vintage or antique chess set represents but a drop in the ocean of thought and competition spanning the game’s impressive historical longevity. The wide inventory on eBay is home to chess sets for every occasion including: tournament style, travel-size, gorgeous decorative sets, novelty, and more. Shoppers can choose from hand-carved exotic wood or lightweight plastic Staunton designs. Shoppers should also bear in mind that a tournament chess set is relatively large, as tournament rules dictate the board must have 2.25-inch squares and a king that is approximately four inches tall. A slightly smaller set may be less reminiscent of the boards over which Garry Kasparov vanquished opponent after opponent in numerous world championships, but it may better fit your coffee table.
Did you scroll all this way to get facts about wooden chess board? Well you’re in luck, because here they come. There are 2093 wooden chess board for sale on Etsy, and they cost $191.27 on average. The most common wooden chess board material is wood. The most popular color? You guessed it: brown.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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…
Clockwise from top left: Savano Series Artisan Chess Pieces, $1,195, houseofstaunton.com; Calvert Faux Ivory Chess Set and Board, $249, houseofstaunton.com; Rosewood Camelot Chess Men, $162, chessngames.com; Large Staunton Metal Men, $333, chessngames.com PHOTO: MARKO METZINGER FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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!
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…
Handcrafted chessmen are magnetic and made from hornbeam and sycamore wood. Handcrafted Chessmen: These magnetic chessmen are handmade from hornbeam and sycamore wood. The elegantly intricate detail o…
B.F. from Idaho writes,”My plastic Collectors chess set arrived today, and I must tell you, Yes, to me it IS well worth what I paid for it. It is massive, heavy, elegant and high-class. A true work of art.”
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.
What i’ve figured out though is that’s not actually what they look like, they’re using the 4″ King picture template in the “Pieces Only” listing for the 3 inch set, the 3.5 inch set and the 4 inch set. Here is what the 3″ itself actually looks like:
The House of Staunton chess boards come in all sizes and materials. We proudly offer Mouse Pad chess boards, Vinyl chess boards, Paper chess boards, Wooden chess boards. You won’t find more chess boards anywhere else!
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.
Metal and Wood Folding Chess Board. The board measures 15″ x 15″ overall with a 1 3/4″ square. The board features a felted interior and secure clasp closure. This board would best suit a king with a 1…
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.
Some very early chess boards were made of leather. There are also boards made of stone, but mankind’s quest for novelty and originality has produced an overwhelming variety of unusual chessboards. There are boards where the squares have become circles. There is a board with an undulating Dali-like surface with peg holes to fit the pieces. Also a board that has scalloped squares on which the pieces can rock and spin. There are even chess boards made of pastry, using pieces made with pastry cutters…mmmmmm, tasty!
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Solid wood chess boards are always higher priced because they are more costly to produce. ‘Custom’ boards are typically always solid wood. They appeal to those looking for true quality and a treasured heirloom. A truly well made solid hardwood chess board can be expected to last for generations.
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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 !”
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.