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Chess Sets

Chess Sets

The Chess Piece Chess Sets Store sells the finest staunton chess sets and that unique collectible rare collector themed chess set made of bone, metal and exotic woods. Please checkout our sub-categories which make it easier to choose the chess set design that most appeals to you! No matter what material you choose, there is a chess set that's right for your taste and budget. Instead of buying a set, consider buying the board, pieces and storage case separately. That way, instead of ending up with a chess set that's another "me too", you can design one that's uniquely yours!
 

Chess Pieces

Chess Pieces

The variety of chess piece designs available is broad, from small cosmetic changes to the highly popular Staunton pattern to abstract and contemporary representations, to themed designs such as those that emulate the drawings from the works of famous Authors, or modern treatments such as Star Trek or Lord of the Rings. Themed designs are generally intended for display purposes rather than actual play although many are bought by parents that want to instill further interest in their children to play chess. Some works of art are designs of chess sets purchased by chess Collectors and Interior designers, such as the modernist and classical chess sets in metal and bone. An example is the Pepys that is on display in the British Museum in London, England.
 

Chess Boards

Chess Boards

Chess boards come in all styles and sizes and are made of many different materials. Many chessboards from The Chess Piece are made of solid woods including ebony, rosewood maple and sheesham. Others use veneers and a combination of real woods and laminations. A set of chess pieces will only look their best when placed on an appropriate correctly sized chess board. The colors are called "black" and "white" (or "light" and "dark"), although the actual colors are selected so as to look best with the intended chessmen that a chess player plans to use. Materials vary widely; while wooden boards are generally used in high-level games, vinyl and cardboard are common for low-level and informal play. Due to the mass proliferation of this style of board we do not supply these. Decorative glass and marble boards are available but not usually accepted for sanctioned games. We supply complimentary bone and horn chessboards which go very well with our collector carved chess sets. The board is structurally similar to that used in English draughts (American checkers), although the latter is usually in red and black. Some low-cost sets (especially those sold in toy stores) may use red and black squares and include pieces for both games; though suitable for informal play, such boards are often not accepted for tournament play. The US Chess Federation and FIDE have very detailed rules regarding the choice of chess equipment. The board is always placed so that the rightmost square on the row nearest each player is a "white" square. The size of the board is usually chosen to be appropriate for the chess pieces used, and squares should be between 50mm and 65mm in size (2.0 to 2.5 inches). A square size approximately 1.25 to 1.3 times the size of the base diameter of the king is preferred (the base of the king should be about 78% as wide as the size of the squares.)
 

Chess Storage Cases & Boxes

Chess Storage Cases & Boxes

Theres no more lost or broken chess pieces when you have wooden, leather or leatherette storage chess boxes to protect and safely store your chess pieces. These come in the form of cases, chests, boxes and coffers. They are made for specific sized chessmen and depending on the quality of the set being protected may be designed with individual slots to separate each chess piece preventing collision and possible breakage.
 

Computer Chess

Computer Chess

We feature a great selection of desk-top and hand-held chess computers manufactured by EB Excalibur and Saitek. These electronic chess games make great chess training tools for the novice and experienced chess player. Most are highly affordable chess companions and some have been specifically designed to provide a great incentive to young chess players and those starting to learn the game of chess.
 

Other Items

A great selection of other electronic games which may also be of interest to both the chess player and electronic gift buyer! These include hand held electronic golf, billiard, sudoku, backgammon, and many other travel and parlor games.
 

Other Games

Other Games

This category features lots of electronic games and fun travel and home gadgets. Great for individuals and groups which can be a party attraction or just useful electronic gadgets that aren't available in many stores. Scan this section for interesting and yet low cost gifts!
 

New Chess Products

This is the category where we feature our newest chess products each month. Whether you want the latest unique staunton chess sets that we have designed or are just interested in historical chess designs and the latest chess trends in chess set design.
 

Clearance Items

In this category we feature one off bargains of items that are either:

1. Discontinued
2. Slightly scratched or dinged so as to not be in perfect condition.
3. Brand new items that we no longer plan to stock.
4.Out of box items that are brand new but may have imperfect or damaged packaging.

These items are purchased as seen and may not be returned to us. We have no desire to mislead on the condition and will exressly state whether there are any quality issues in the descriptions provided. Some of these items may also qualify for free shipping as well!
 

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Scratch & Dent & Imperfect
 

Chess Tables and Chairs

After many requests we are pleased to offer a small selection of chess tables and chairs. These provide the convenience of being able to play a great game of chess without hogging the space on a fine dining room table and offering an opportunity to easily move the chess table from room to room.
 

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Civil War Theme Sets

Civil War Theme Sets

A Civil War chess set is a thoughtful gift for collectors, historians, and family members that like a snapshot of history to play on the chess board.

The Civil War chess sets here are detailed productions of various artifacts and historical figures from the most devastating 19th century conflict in American history.

Most sets are molded in poly-stone for a durable, stone-like feel and long-lasting, brilliant, paint finish. Some sets are pewter, bringing that solid, extra weighted feel either natural or painted.

Enjoy this selection of chess sets in our Civil War collection.