We love Staunton because we are chess purists. We play the game regularly. But if you don't play tournaments, why not choose a tweak on the regular staunton style? All our sets are based on the Staunton design, but many have twists that really make the design stand out and say 'discerning' in many ways. Take the flagship Ultimate Knight Chess Set which just brings tears to our eyes for majesty and beauty of design. Ya can't play tournaments with it - but you can distinguish the pieces just the same as with any other staunton. Or a more daring Lotus Carved - can you be that different?
King Height 3 inch. Base Diameter 1.25 inch. Double Weighted 35g.
Tradition mixed with Innovation and mixed more with Novelty in the Canon chess pieces. The most striking chess piece is the castle with it's classic shape turned into a cannon, but the other chess pieces compliment it. Aggressive huh? It's all.... well,... all ready for battle with four cannons to join in the war. I'm out of here! All the pieces have a chunky base with artful carvings. Notice how the Queen chess piece has a sash painted on her base almost like a skirt. The knight has a determined expression and pose. A striking set that says 'different' throughout. A rustic board with 1.5 inch or 1.75 inch individual squares will be suitable for this innovative example of a set of chess pieces.
King Height 6 inch. Base Diameter 1.75 inch
This product from Chess Baron:Gosh - 6 inches? Eeek - what's the weather like up there buddy? The 6 inch king takes the spotlight, but notice other aspects of the chess pieces too. The design of the King and Bishop chess pieces are highlighted by a series of mid discs, kind of Jupiter-esque. The Philippino style of chess piece comes through strongly in the rounded bases, which is strongest in the knight as it offsets it's handsome sleek top. The Rook's button-tiered style make this chess piece complement the set well. Playing chess with pieces that have some height is an enjoyable experience. With this set and it's 6 inch king, a 2 inch board square is recommended.
King Height 4.25 inch. Base Diameter 1.3 inch. Heavily Weighted at 114g
You may have noticed that we don't offer many metal sets. This is because we have scoured the world in an attempt to stand out with a range that is not just large, but also unique and the best available. This copper and steel set, very heavy and yet remarkably detailed is a good example of this policy. A luxury pewter finish set with distinction that has many uses - playing chess or using offensively for burglars. You could actually put up a sign saying 'Have very heavy chess set and not afraid to use it'. They wouldn't dare enter. But the purpose of course, is delightful chess playing with elegance, and this set does it. It is well priced for the level of luxury afforded, and a set to be proud of. The board should be 1.5 inch or possibly 1.75 inch squares.
We hope you enjoyed these more unusual examples of Baron chess sets. If you want to be different - buy an unusual set from the Chess Baron, these are wonderful sets that just say 'discerning' all over them. The detail is similarly strong as the more traditional flavor of chess sets that are available from many chess stores in North America - these designs are not generally available from many places - and are therefore especially desirable. I hope you enjoyed the browse, and that you will make a choice for quality - a choice of a Baron.