Classic Wood Folding Chess Set
Our Personal Rating: 4.7/5 stars
This Deluxe Wood Chess Set has a beautiful 16″ x 16″ high quality folding, felted and padded, inlaid wood chess board with 1 3/4″ squares and a 3″ King. The chessmen are hand-carved in the classic Staunton style. This set is a tremendous value and is great for travelling or easy storage at home. With a steal of a price, you can’t go wrong with this chess set whether it is for a friend or family member. See the special deal on this chess board below as well as some honest user reviews from Amazon.
Amazon Review 1:
For those really enamored with the game of chess, it is nice to be able to take it with you to the beach or lake, vacation, or on a trip without losing the pieces or having to hear them make noise inside the box.
This set is wood with a rich finish of dark brown and a light beige. The pieces are wooden and are of the same hue as the squares on the board. They are kept in place by a stretchy band that keeps the pieces firmly in place during transit against a felt wall. A small metal clasp ensures the box doesn’t open at inopportune moments.
I bought this for my great nephew, Samuel Adam, who, I discovered this past Christmas has taken a liking to chess. I happened to get him a gift that introduces the player to the game, and explains each piece, as well as some gifts that turned out to be below his age level. This is the first step in assuaging my guilt and the first step in what I will assume will be a number of sets he will own in his life. This is not paper and it is not alabaster or ivory. It’s just right.
Besides, he’s just a great kid, and I want to get it for him.
Amazon Review 2:
This is a very well thought-through chess set for a beginner, especially a kid. The board is comfortably big while not too large, so it is possible for a kid to “see” it without moving the eyes from side to side, and it is very important for developing strategic assessment skills in the game. The figures are clearly distinct and have classic shapes, so the differentiation is never an issue. I would certainly recommend this set for a family where a child is learning to play chess. Adult players may want a slightly larger set, but this one is perfectly built for 7-12 year olds.
Amazon Review 3:
Great price, very good value. My college son really appreciated receiving this set. He reports its dorm room durable and has already helped break the ice for his Freshman classmates. The real wood and nice detail has a feel of a higher priced, high quality set.
Amazon Review 4:
I bought this chess set to keep at our summer house for our use and those that stay here. We have enjoyed the set as my son and I play often. The board is not as flimsy as a cardboard one and is more stable as you have to turn it over to set the board. On the inside there are elastic bands to put the pieces in when storing, but they are a bit troublesome, so we simply put them back in the plasitc bags they arrived in. The pieces are small, but of appropriate size for the board and also for adult hands to play with them. Overall, this is an okay product. I would buy it again.