The game of chess appeals to all ages and has long been recognised as a classic, timeless game. Even now in this electronic age, there is still something magical about playing the game with a traditional wooden chess set, and facing your opponent head to head across the board, as you mastermind you plan to outwit your opponent. It's something that cannot be replicated in any of the electronic variants of this traditional game.
Our wooden chess sets have hinges in the middle which enable the halves of the board to fold like a box and keep the chess pieces securely inside. The inner area is covered with a felt lining. Several of the designs also included a moulded insert which helps to hold the pieces and limits movement in transit. The wooden chess sets have beautiful dark and light squares (for example black and white, brown and cream and occasionally green, burgundy or blue and cream) . The border area around the edge of the board can also be enhanced with additional carving or pyrography. This makes the wooden chess set an attractive piece of handicraft as well as a game board.
Most wooden chess sets have chess pieces which are hand crafted with similar attractive hand-made additional wood work details. In our range of chess sets you will find chess boards made from different woods. These bring a great touch of elegance and individuality to the design of each of our wooden chess sets. Additionally the pieces are variously enhanced by additional carvings, and occasionally with the inclusion of brass inserts.
Clicking on the link on each of the wooden chess sets shown on the main page will take you to a separate product information page. This will give you additional details regarding the woods use, the size and weight of the chess sets and any special characteristics of the set.
If you require the more traditional weighted chess pieces then we have individual chess pieces which are sold without a board. We also have different sized rigid boards which are available with our without matching chess pieces.
Completing our range are a novel 3-player chess set, backgammon sets, plastic chess sets and chess clocks.