Children and chess go together! Teaching children to play chess at a young age helps them to learn game strategy and may lead to their involvement in chess clubs and tournament play. Teach them responsibility... once they have learned to play, trying to beat a particular player can become an absorbing and fascinating challenge for the mind. Chess remains one of the greatest and most satisfying boardgames in the world!
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King height 2 inches
This wooden travel set is made from wood and measures 10.75 inches by 10.75 inches when opened. The pieces are magnetic so there is no need to worry if the board is jostled. The king measures at 2 inches tall.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.38 inch
Lovely chess pieces made in Poland and crafted in hornbeam wood. Comes with its own wooden case made from beech wood. Attractive design. The wooden case measures 8 inches long by 5.5 inches wide by 2.75 inches high.
King Height 3 inch. Base Diameter 1.5 inch. Single Weighted 15g King.
An excellent value economy set for Staunton lovers. Sheeshamwood (also known as Golden Rosewood). The height of the King is a generous 3 inches (approximately 7.5 cm). With a base diameter of 1.5 inches (just over 3cm), they fit a chess board individual square size of 1.75 inches (4.5 cm). These pieces have excellent balance. Weight: 15g for the King, the King balance is 25%. Can't go wrong with a chess set at this price at this quality.
King Height 3.5 inch. Base Diameter 1.45 inch. Slightly Weighted at 20g.
Slightly extra weighted chess set. Such an attractive set! The pieces for the concave Staunton are weighted - something very rare at this price. The rook as shown in the chess set here is very attractive in design. The King is 3.5 inch high and the pieces are made from sheesham and chidar, woods prized for their golden color and adaptability. The bishop has symmetrical lilting curves in two places towards the bottom, a pattern continued with the other pieces in the chess set. The board for this chess set should be 1.5 inch or 1.75 inch squares.
Classic Staunton chess set with especially cute knight design. The set is made from sheesham wood and carved with good detail in the pieces. The chess set pieces are felted and have a standard weighting. King is 3.5 inches high. The board selection should be with 1.5 inch squares.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.5 inch
Crafted in solid sheesham and chidar wood this chess set is a real beauty. The knights are affectionate looking. With a 4 inch King the chess set is a good professional size. The rook has a slender body that shows the wood grain of the sheesham. The board for this chess set should be 1.5 inch or 1.75 inchsquares.
King Height 2.25 inch. Board Dimensions: 12 inch by 6 inch by 3 inch with squares of 1.25 inch. Weight of set 2 lbs
A rustic combined chess set with board and pieces - not magnetic. Made from sheesham wood. The chess pieces have felted bottoms and are well made with boxwood and rosewood. The set measures 12 inches by 6 inches. The case, or holding board, has well made catches and a feeling of robust construction.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Double Weighted 60g.
The Christina Classic is very good value as a double weighted 4 inch chess set. The weighting is quite generous and can almost be termed a triple weighted chess set. The style is traditional Staunton and is an excellent value chess set. The board size for the chess set should be 1.75 inch squares.
King Height 3.25 inches Board Dimensions: 14 inch by 7 inch by 3 inch with squares of 1.5 inch Weight of set 2.75 lbs
Combination chess set with pieces along with board. The pieces of the set are well made with good detail in the design. The chess set measures 7 inches by 14 inches and has quality in the foldup case doubling as a board. The integral board is well rounded at the corners and is thick when folded. The coloring of the squares is attractive with a warm golden wood appearance. An excellent example of value chess sets and board combination.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Double Weighted 49g.
A double weighted classic Staunton set at this price? With a king weighing 49g the pieces are high in quality and rare at this price. The pieces are made in Chidar and Rosewood. The upper part of the tree is deployed for manufacturing rosewood chess pieces, the wood provides the lighter brown attractive coloring seen in the pieces. The rook is well proportioned and well weighted. All the pieces of this chess set are stable on the board by virtue of their wide bases, so we recommend the board for the chess set should have 2 inch squares.