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.
Dimensions: 6 inch by 12 inch by 1.5 inch with squares of 1.5 inch. Weight 715g.
Made in high quality acacia wood and boxwood this is a travel chess set of unusually high quality. The board is highly glossed and has a luxury look and feel to the whole chess set. The pieces are very small but have an admirable attention to detail for all the pieces. The set can be turned upside down and the pieces will remain in place. A very good value magnetic chess set.
King Height 3.25 inches Board Dimensions: 14 inch by 7 inch by 3 inch with squares of 1.5 inch Weight of set 2.2 lbs (1kgs)
Combination chess set with pieces along with board. Made from acacia wood and boxwood. 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 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.
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.