If you’re ready to start playing chess, or if you’re ready to take your game to the next level, you’ll need the right equipment to get started. Here, we look at some of the best items to purchase to begin enjoying the sport of kings.
Marble Chessboard - $49.90
If you want a traditional chess set with something just a little unusual about it, this marble chessboard and pieces is the perfect addition to your collection. Made from gorgeous natural materials, this marble set is something completely different from your standard wooden set.
Its 12 inch by 12-inch board has a base made from luxurious white marble together with natural black stone. Each alternate square has been inlaid with beautiful inlay art for a unique and incredibly stylish look. This design utilises an inlay method which is very similar to that used in the Taj Mahal and is crafted by hand for a luxury appearance and high quality.
A Wooden Chess Set - $37.90
There is nothing more traditional than a classic wooden chess set. Whether you’re new to the game or whether you’re ready to upgrade to a more stylish and longer-lasting set, this hand-crafted wooden board is the one for you.
This chessboard is beautifully finished to the highest standards, having been handcrafted from quality wood. It is also foldable, so you can easily store it away when not in use.
Glass Chess Set - $69.90
If you’re looking for a very beautiful chess set that doesn’t just offer a great way to play the game but also acts as a stylish addition to your home décor, a glass chess set is the one for you. Glass chess pieces first appeared during the 9th century, so they have a long heritage.
During the 19th century, Italian craftsmen first began to produce more modern versions, and today there are countless different examples of traditional and more unusual glass chess sets available on the market.
Wooden Chess Pieces - $72.90
Perhaps you already have a wooden chess board but would like to upgrade your existing chess pieces for some more stylish ones? If so, you might be looking for something a little more unusual rather than the traditionally shaped knights, pawns and rooks.
These gorgeously carved pieces are hand-crafted from high-quality light and dark woods to add even more fun and style to your regular game. Although these pieces have their own unique shape and style, they are still sturdy and robust. You can easily play every day with these pieces without worrying about any possible damage or breakage.
Metal Chess Set - $88.99
If you are looking for something a little more unusual and decorative from your next chess set, perhaps beautiful metal chess pieces could be the right choice for you. The ideal gift for any chess lover, or the perfect treat for yourself, this set features chess pieces made from high-quality solid resin, all of which have been delicately individually hand-painted for a unique and stylish appearance.
There will be no worries about damaging the board when moving these pieces since each one has a felt bottom to protect the board.
Tahiti Chess Set - $99.99
Everyone knows just what a standard chess set should look like, however, more modern sets have recently taken on a host of different shapes and sizes to create a more unusual view of the game. If you’re looking for a chess set which will be just as decorative as it will be functional, this Tahiti-inspired set could be the perfect one for you.
Ideal for the chess player who has everything, this unique set features hard-carved pieces which have taken their inspiration from Tahiti’s traditional culture. Each individual piece has its own unique character and has been hand-painted in gorgeous, rich colours, prominently featuring browns, yellows and greens.