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Staunton Chess Sets

Staunton Chess Sets

We sell a superb line of Staunton chess sets at the best prices on the internet. By the early decades of the 19th century, it was all too clear that there was a great need for a chess set with pieces that were easy to use and universally recognized by chess players of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. The solution, first released in 1849 by the purveyors of fine games, John Jaques of London, England, was to become known as the Staunton chess set after Howard Staunton (18101874), the chess player and writer who was generally considered the strongest player in the world from 1843 to 1851. Although Nathaniel Cook has long been credited with the design, it may have been conceived by his brother-in-law, John Jaques. These Staunton pattern chess sets are hand made to exacting standards and include chess club sets, quality tournament chessmen and the more exquisite collector chess sets made of exotic materials such as bone and horn. Many customers already have chessboards and chess storage boxes so we make these available as optional items. All our wooden chess pieces are made in India by Chopra Chess Inc. and several chess designs are unique to this chess sets store. Beware of Staunton imitations sold elsewhere and often at much higher prices. At 'The Chess Piece' we are committed to delivering the best quality chess sets at the best value whether this is a small medium weight chess set or a larger tournament triple weighted set of chessmen.
 

Stylish Metal Chess Sets

Stylish Metal Chess Sets

Our stylish metal chess sets are available in a range of metals including brass, copper, steel, gold, silver and pewter and other alloys. Metal chess sets include traditional Staunton and decorative pieces. Blended selections are crafted in solid wood with brass accenting. These chess pieces are mostly made in India to the highest quality standards and are bought by chess players, collectors or interior designers and used as decoration sets in the home and office. We include the most elegant chess sets and ornate chess pieces available at the best prices possible without undermining the highest quality standards.
 

Themed Chess Sets

Themed Chess Sets

Our growing number of theme chess sets are made in a number of differerent materials and sizes. Cheaper poly resin sets are very affordable and popular, hand made sets which are not mass produced are collected by many who love the game of chess and also have an interest in a theme of some sort such as historical events, like the Civil War for example. These make great chess gifts which can encourage children to have a greater interest in learning to play chess. Examples include our fantasy, animals, dragon and knights themed chess sets.
 

Collector Chess Sets

Collector Chess Sets

We feature the best of a broad range of collectible chessmen and chess sets that appeal to everyone including collectors. These are chessmen are also featured in some of our other categories. The chess pieces are made in several materials including fine woods, metals, bone and limestone resin. We now have the largest collection of bone chess sets in the US, and probably the world with many new chess set designs being added weekly. These sets are available in a number of colors, from those used in the traditional historical chess designs to others including custom colors specifically requested by designers throughout the world. Chess is an exciting artform- enjoy browsing through this section! If there's a chess pattern we don't have then why not ask us to make it for you? Tell us what you want and include your picture or sketch. We'll always be glad to help.
 

Travel Chess Sets

Travel Chess Sets

Our travel chess sets are designed for their portability and ease of use and compactness. They may be hand-held electronic chess games or traditional wooden chess sets of the peg, folding or magnetic chess sets and are offered at very attractive prices. Our travels sets may be as small as 5" or a larger folding eighteen inch set with regulation sized King chess pieces. It's always a good idea to keep one of these sets on your RV, boat, camping gear, suitcase so when you can't get out you can stay indoors and have a great game of chess.These make great chess gift 'stocking fillers' for the holidays.
 

Magnetic Chess Sets

Magnetic Chess Sets

A Magnetic Travel Chess Set provides you the comfort to take your game on the road without the worry of losing any pieces. These sets are top quality and can be used for many years of enjoyment. Gone are the days when all those pieces fall on the floor when you suddenly stop or swerve! Our magnetic chess sets have been sold in the hundreds from the smaller 5" sets to the full custom bone magnetic sets we supplied to a major aircraft manufacturer.
 

Folding Chess Sets

Folding Chess Sets

Our folding chess sets offer the best of all worlds. A complete chess set and storage solution in one making this highly portable. We have many sets to choose from and they range in cost from the inexpensive sheesham 3 1/2" chess set to the larger Sheesham Boxwood Chess Set double Queens versions with Folding Inlaid Sheesham Wood Chess Board. Select carefully as the quality not only relates to the craftsmanship but also to the materials used. Our luxury folding chess sets are made of rosewood and have beautifully carved chessmen (in particular the knights) which far outshine some of the very poorly carved chessmen found in often comparably priced sets sold elsewhere.
 

Chess Club Chess Sets

Chess Club Chess Sets

Go ahead and browse any of the club chess sets in this category which are suitable for tournament and club play, chess class, and use at home. You can rest assured, each one is carefully chosen to meet the demands of chess players from home-study, to club practice, to tournament competition. Regulations differ from around the world but all specify a King size of minimum 3 3/4" tall. Depending on the King's base diameter the chessboard square size should be no smaller than 2". When shopping for a club chess set in this category, pay attention to the term Quality. Pay attention also to the woods used cheapest wooden sets are ebonized and the quality of the turning of the chess pieces; make a specific point of checking out the knight. The carving quality of the knights body, head, mane, eyes and even teeth can be hugely different between differing suppliers. Do not assume that most expensive has to be best it very often isn't. Although they cost us more, we take tremendous pride in our competitiveness and we feel good about pointing out the superior chess sets that will last longer and give you more pleasure in the long run.
 

Limited Edition Theme Sets

Limited Edition Theme Sets

These beautifully hand-carved themed chess sets are adorned by theme collectors worldwide. All are hand-carved, some hand decorated and are made of natural materials and then painstakingly hand-finished by the sculptor or artisan. Each is Limited Edition chess set is supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity.
 

Portable Chess Sets

Portable Chess Sets

Portable Chess Sets are a great item for beginners and experienced players alike. These fabulous compact size To- Go Chess Sets feature some with a magnetic playing fields, others with pegs that can be taken along for the road and others that are compact and fold in half. This is the perfect game to bring to your vacation whether by car, train or plane. Do be aware though that these small chess sets have small chess pieces which can be a choking hazard for small children.
 

The Constellation Series Ebony Chess Sets

The Constellation Series Ebony Chess Sets

These triple weighted luxury chess sets are the first in our unique Constellation Series. The detailed knights show intense detail in the carving of the mouth, head and teeth. The facial muscles have good definition with a chiselled look that catches the light nicely and can convey the mood of the horse in these luxury Limited Edition chess sets. The wood utilized is a combination of Boxwood and jet black ebony. The triple weight of these set is a minimum feature of such high end sets. Perseus' King weighs in at 5 ounces and exudes true pleasure when held in the hand!The overall design has good balance and style. You have the choice of padding for the bottoms of these chess pieces a feature only offered by 'The Chess Piece'! Your choice, leather or felt. It is extremely important to correctly size your chessboards. Several vendors have no clue and recommend small squares that will destroy the overall appearance of your set making the chess set appear over crowded. Call us for some free advice; that's what we are here for.
 

Chess Sets w/ Boards

Chess Sets w/ Boards

The Chess Piece has a large selection of high quality wood chess sets and boards which we ship all around the world. While normally chess pieces and chessboards are purchased separately, we've put together a few of our favorite and most popular chess sets with a variety of chess boards, cases, and boxes to make shopping easy.
 

Animals chess sets

Animals chess sets

Animal theme chess sets are a favorite amongst -- you guessed it -- animal lovers. Some are perfectly cast in polyresin and hand-painted with exacting detail, others have been hand carved in fine woods and bones. These chess sets depict various animals that you can pit against each other to determine who really is the King of the Jungle. These charming and beautiful collector's chess sets are perfect for any game room decor. Animal chess sets such as these will easily provide hours of gaming fun. Some are supplied with chessboards and others are sold as an interesting set of chessmen only.
 

Pegged Chess Sets

Pegged Chess Sets

Travel Wood and plastic Pegged Chess Sets These tend to be small-scale from 5" up pegged sets that are big on style! You'll enjoy the finely crafted inlays - Each playing square is its own wood inlay. Even the mini pegged chessmen are crafted of wood. These simply charming chess sets capture the imagination and is the perfect set to tuck into your carry-on luggage for those long flights. Also available are the electronic computer pegged chess games for when you don't have an opponent on hand.