ChessBaron Quality Unusual Chess Sets
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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 3.3 inch. Base Diameter 1.3 inch. Heavily Weighted. Balance 18%
New!Contemporary heavy pewter and copper finish chess pieces based on the Yves Tanguy chess set, as featured in the US TV program White Collar. The original Tanguy chess design was very simple, with each piece made from a broom handle. This has been vastly improved by adding styling in both material, weight and base widening. Chess Baron Chess Sets: Because we know you care - we care. Buy Peace of mind - Buy Chess Baron.
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.
King Height 6 inch. Base Diameter 1.5 inch. Standard Weighted
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New Model!The Lotus style of chess design has an eastern flavor. Makes me think of a Buddhist playing chess. Can they get any more carving detail in there? The detail every suitable part each chess piece is.... well... detailed and lots of it. And talk about the 6 inch King... Wow. The Lotus chess pieces borrow from Staunton in obvious ways yet have a style of craft that is rarely seen in chess circles and enhances the appearance. The Queen is like a closed lotus flower ready to open out with 'Checkmate' with the central shoot reaching upwards for the heavens. The rook has open petals with ornate detail. Please note that the photos are of the 4.5inch size.
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 inch. Base Diameter 1.4 inch Standard Weighted 26g
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Innovation throughout! Made in high quality sheesham wood these chess pieces have a basis of traditional staunton with a twist on the style to give the Aftab design. We haven't seen this design in chess sets elsewhere. The chess set has significant attention to detail in their manufacture. The knight is the carrier of the Staunton flag but with differences. The set isn't appropriate for tournament play because of not adhering strictly enough to the Staunton chess style but retains enough of the design to be able to clearly distinguish between the pieces - the thinking behind the Staunton idea. The chess pieces shows intricacy in the carving of the faces, muscles and an important detail in quality chess pieces - the teeth. It's rare to see chess pieces with such detail at this price. The chess board for these chess pieces should be 1.5 inch squares.
King Height 3.75 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Double Weighted 44g
One of our special designs - at 44g for the King this represents a well weighted unusual set of chess pieces that has an ornate design. Weighting matters. Cheap sets fail to have good auxiliary weighting which results in a unsatisfactory playing experience because of pieces falling over - not so with this double weighted chess design. All that thought into strategy and the pieces get knocked and you can't remember the positions (a handy technique of you are losing). This set of double weighted chess pieces are of high quality not just because of the weight but also through the extra detail in the pieces. The Staunton design is solidly retained but the ornate intricate detail gives these chess pieces a flavour rarely seen in Staunton circles. The board for this set should have 1.75 inch squares.
King Height 3.5 Inch
Instead of traveling the world which is highly dangerous and very expensive, buy the Globe chess set instead. These are very interesting chess pieces. See the eyes and mouth of this cute globe style Knight. It must be the happiest chess piece in the world, standing proudly on top of it's innovative globe ball with it's mouth formed into a fetching grin. Misleading though - the grin says - 'Come on! Ya wanna piece of me, Ya want some of this...I'm ready for ya' The King is 3.5 inches high, and the chess pieces have some weighting. We love this set and believe you will too. The board should be a semi-rustic style with 1.5 inch squares.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.3 inch Double Weighted 54g.
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This one has a kinda orthodox church look. An unusual set of chess pieces that we haven't seen elsewhere. Among the chess pieces, the King with it's large and prominent cross lies at one end of the spectrum whilst the pawns with an ornate shank lie at the other end. The Knights have a look on their faces and expression bound in their body pose that makes them appear ready to uncoil and come to life. We love the chess set - but please remember that when you're playing you're not attending church and don't have to sing hymns. You can sing The Beatles catalogue instead. The board for these chess pieces should be a rustic style with 1.5 inch squares.
Unusual chess sets
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.
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