Economical chess sets don't have to be cheap - in terms of cheap quality. These sets will be great as gifts and for serious chess players. They are traditional, innovative and many even have good weighting. The mid range chess pieces have greater weighting generally, but this category is excellent value pricing withour a sacrifice of inherant quality. We have put measurements for most of the chess sets to help make the right choice.
King Height 3 inch. Base Diameter 1 inch. Standard Weighted 14g.
Contemporary chess set. The design is Staunton based but follows a more contemporary theme. The knights look attractive and have an innovative design. The king is 3 inch high and a base diameter of 1 inch. The wood used is solid Sheesham. An appropriate chess board for this chess set should be with 1.5 inch squares.
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 4.25 inch. Base Diameter 1.5 inch. Double Weighted 51g.
Starting with Her Majesty this chess set shows interesting design in the skirting of the Queen. Note how the curved lines with mid bottom curvature flatter the Queens figure. The King has similar, but more masculine lines with his crowning glory reaching 4.25 inches high. The curves of the design are unusual. The Knight looks coy and compliments the curvy style. The board for this chess set should be 1.75 inch squares and would be suited by a rustic board style.
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.
Size 22 inch x 22 inch King Height 5.5 inch
The king stands at 5.5 inches tall which makes playing easier when you move the pieces. The board has an etched pattern around the perimeter and is labeled for ease of play. The chess pieces and board are made from sycamore & beech wood and the board measures at 22x22 inch square. Once the board is folded up the outer case has a very nice appearance as well.
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.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Double Weighted 70g.
This chess set is an American style design. Made in Sheesham wood and Chidar wood the king for this set is a generous 4 inches high. The detail is crafted to high standards with the knight reflecting strong design skills. The board for chess sets of this sizing should have 1.75 inch squares.
King Heigth 4.5 inches, Heavy Intrinsic Weighting, Art Deco Style
With a chunky, ready-for-business knight this chess set has a robust yet sleek feel evident in the King and Queen detail and design. The pieces of the set compliment each other perfectly. The king is tall at 4.5 inch and the Queen has an attractive design. The rook brings together the chunky knight with the slender body of the queen. The suggested board size for this chess set is a board with 1.75 inch squares.
Size 21 inch x 21 inch King Height 5.5 inch
The king stands at 5.5 inches tall which makes playing easier when you move the pieces. The board has an etched pattern around the perimeter and is labeled for ease of play. The chess pieces and board are made from sycamore & beech wood and the board measures at 21x21 inch square. Once the board is folded up the outer case has a very nice appearance as well.
Economy staunton chess sets do not need to be poor quality. Many of ours comes with a chess box and every standard policy that comes with our more expensive range. When comparing prices ensure the quality is also compared - ours are crafted by artisans in the Far East with great care. Cheap chess sets can still be good quality - Chessbaron economical chess sets are still excellent for design, quality, and in many cases, weighting too. Our inexpensive chess sets are still great - as long as they are bought at Chess Baron.