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%
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 1.75 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 6 inch. Base Diameter 1.65 inch. Weighted
This product from Chess Baron: A beautiful ornate design of Staunton based chess at its finest. Don't tell the shoppers looking in our luxury section, but this one is better than the ornate designs that are twice the price of this one. Bud Rosewood. Get that? The rarest wood available has been used to create this innovative set. Rosewood comes in three varieties, Golden Rosewood - or Sheesham is the most plentiful part of the tree, followed by what we call just 'Rosewood', then the root of the tree is the part we call Bud Rosewood, the smallest part, therefore the rarest part, but not just rare - it brings out such rich colours in chess pieces that it tends to be sought after as much as Ebony. Rarity apart, the design of this chess set is an example of chess sets that are set apart by beauty of design. The Song of Solomon is a design of chess sets that is unequalled elsewhere.
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 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.
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.