Wegiel Ambassador European Chess Board Game (Toys And Games) 5380

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Price was $52.97. I love it. It's probably not for tournaments but it's more for home. It looks and feels warm. The large size makes it feel more fun and relaxing. Please see the photos. In some photos the quarter looks more like a nickel but i used a quarter coin for a reference in all of the photos. .  board - i was concerned how uneven and flimsy the board will be after reading a lot of feedback, but this is a really well made board. The top board piece might be about 1/8 inch thick. See the photos taken from both sides. One side doesn't fit as well as the other but it doesn't bother me. The back green pieces inside the board are not felt. They're made with flimsy plastic piece like the inside of a box for chocolate. The thickness is probably about that of the felt pieces on the bottom of the chess pieces. Pieces - i was curious how thick the bottom felt on each piece and how well they're attached to the shape of the bottoms. The pieces are not weighted but since they're large, they don't get knocked off easily so they don't bother me. They're all well made too.

-J. Susana

Ambassador european chess board king 4. 5″ (11cm). queen 3. 66″ (9. 3cm). pawn 2. 28″ (5. 8cm). board measures 21. 65″w x 1. 18″h x 21. 65″d (55cmx3cmx55cm). squares measure 2. 24″x2. 24″ (5. 7cm x 5. 7cm). board -wegiel ambassador european chess board game

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Peices are very detailed, get compliments from everyone who see it, even if they don t play chess. Love the fact it isn t from china like everything else now days. Board itself is great and i leave it out in one position ready for a game. The inside of the board is cheap velvet like vinyl molds for peices and not impressive. The Best ambassador european chess board as-of ( May 2019 ) | Continental Import Export-Toys And Games Review Bonus Wegiel Ambassador European Chess Board Game Beautiful chess set with hand carved board and pieces. Incredible detail. King 4. 5"(11cm), queen 3. 66"(9. 3cm), pawn 2. 28"(5. 8cm). Board measures 21. 65"w x 1. 18"h x 21. 65"d (55cmx3cmx55cm), squares measure 2. 24"x2. 24" (5. 7cmx5. 7cm). Board is made from beech and birch wood; felt bottom chessmen are made from hornbeam and sycamore wood; hand crafted in poland .

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Bought this for my brother for christmas, he loves it, i love it, it's super pretty and the fact that it is it's own case and each of the pieces has its own little molded space inside is genius. Thought it was a little expensive, but after receiving it realized it was worth the price. -Z. Megan

Wegiel Ambassador European Chess Board

  • Order: Toy
  • Brand: Wegiel
  • EAN: 5903263393016
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Product Dimensions:
    Height:1.20 inches
    Length:21.65 inches
    Weight:4.63 pounds
    Width:21.65 inches
  • ItemPart/Serial Number: Ambassador European Chess Set
  • Manufacturer: Continental Import & Export
  • Recommended Max-Age: 12000
  • Suggested Min-Age: 168
  • Model: Ambassador European Chess Set
  • MPN: Ambassador European Chess Set
  • Quantity: 1
  • Part/Serial Number: Ambassador European Chess Set
  • Sub-Type: Toy
  • Category: TOYS AND GAMES
  • Size: 20.9"L X 10.4"W X 2.2"H (53cm X 26.5cm X 5.5cm)
  • UPC: 751195343464
  • Warranty: No Warranty

ambassador european chess board Toy, King 4. 5" (11cm). queen 3. 66" (9. 3cm). pawn 2. 28" (5. 8cm). board measures 21. 65"w x 1. 18"h x 21. 65"d (55cmx3cmx55cm). squares measure 2. 24"x2. 24" (5. 7cm x 5. 7cm). board is made from beech and birch wood. felt bottom chessmen are made from hornbeam and sycamore wood. hand crafted in poland. Wegiel Ambassador European Chess Board Game (Ambassador European Chess Set-Wegiel).

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This is easily the most awesome product i have ever ordered from online store. I ordered from south africa and the package arrived ten days before the estimated shipping date. I was a bit concerned that something might have broken in transit. The set arrived in a huge, dented brown box and i almost had a heart attack (sending it back from sa would've cost a lot). However, with the set inside supported with crumpled paper, it turned out to be perfect. . The handmade pieces are awesome, the fold-up board is awesome, the box it came in is awesome and the quality is also awesome for the price. The pieces are not weighted and they are lightish. They tend to slide if they are moved too fast (in other words not suited for blitz games), but they are handcrafted from solid wood and do have enough weight for a casual, untimed game at home. The board and pieces are huge and this set can be displayed in your living room with confidence. The craftsmanship is something to behold and catches the eye immediately. . It has to be said, though: the felt storage inside the box wasn't made to last, and i will probably have something custom made later on to replace it. As another reviewer pointed out, some of the sellers charge up to and above $100 for this product. I got this one from online store's own continental import & export for about $55. They go fast, but i'd rather wait for online store to stock up than pay $100 or more. . I'm very happy with this set. As already said, the pieces are not weighted, but they sure are big enough to make up for it. You'd probably not use this set at your club or for tournaments, but it's perfect for home or a game in the park.

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Click to see NoticeWegiel Ambassador European Chess Board Game (Toys And Games)"I'm not a professional but fairly good at game. And ordered this cause my buddy has gotten into chess and i haven't played in years. So far i love it. No complaints it's bigger than i expected which is awesome. It says it's hand made and if that's the case that's what i wanted. There is a few blemishes. Which i love that. I don't want it to look machine built. I enjoy buying stuff that people built with there hands. Adds character."


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Robolife Professional LEAP PQ9907S Digital Chess Clock Count Up Down Timer Clock

Operation: a. Bonus period when the countdown time on right side was set, press start / pause / setting shortly to switch into bonus sctting. B. Delay period when the right side bonus time was set, press start / pause / setting shortly to switch into delay setting display. Model: leap pq9907s(pq9907s is the upgrade edition for the pq9907) type: entertainment, novelty, practical for: all occasion: home, office, outdoor, school functions: multi-functions material: abs, electronic components color: wine red package weight: 0. 310 kg product size (l x w x h): 13. 00 x 9. 00 x 4. 00 cm / 5. 12 x 3. 54 x 1. 57 inches package size (l x w x h): 17. 00 x 11. 00 x 6. 00 cm / 6. 69 x 4. 33 x 2. 36 inches package contents: 1 x leap pq9907s digital chess clock wei chi count up down timer, 1 x bilingual user manual in english and chinese

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ROBOLIFE PROFESSIONAL LEAP PQ9907S DIGITAL CHESS CLOCK COUNT UP DOWN TIMER CLOCK Review
Brand :    robolife
Color :    Red
Weight :    0.66 pounds
Model :    CMJ-132565301
Quantity :    1
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Price :    $20.89 (was $28.99)
  • Made of electronic components + abs shell, environmentally friendly and durable
  • Delay and bonus time function; it is a presettable count up / countdown timer, maximum up to 10 hours
  • Available for chinese chess, international chess and i-go, you can set up two different base time on both sides
  • With alarm when the match is over, you can open or close the alarm; powered by 1 x aa battery ( not included )
  • It will store the last setting when it power on; light weight and portable, convenient for your carrying

Handmade European Wooden Chess Set 16 Inch Board Hand Carved Chess Pieces

This wegiel ambassador chess set is one of the finest available on the market today. Quality board - this board is made from beech and birch wood that gives it a classic, handmade feel that many chess enthusiasts will appreciate. There is room inside the board to securely store each chess piece. Handcrafted chessmen - these felt bottom, weighted chessmen are handmade from hornbeam and sycamore wood. The elegantly intricate detail of each playing piece is impressive. Classic aesthetics - this complete chess set is handcrafted in poland from farm grown wood. Its incredibly detailed craftsmanship makes it worthy to be put out on display. Buy with confidence. Dimensions: board: 16 inches x 16 inches x 1 inch (40. 7 centimeters x 40. 7 centimeters x 2. 5 centimeters) king: 3. 4 inches (8. 5 centimeters) queen: 2. 6 inches (6. 5 centimeters) pawn: 1. 5 inches (3. 7 centimeters)

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HANDMADE EUROPEAN WOODEN CHESS SET 16 INCH BOARD HAND CARVED CHESS PIECES Advantages
Price :    $42.80 (was $42.82)
  • Secured chessmen compartments provide room inside the board to securely store each chess piece; each chess piece is individually protected in formed compartments inside the folding chess board
  • Handcrafted chessmen are felt bottom and weighted; they are made from hornbeam and sycamore wood; the king measures 3. 4 inches (8. 5 centimeters); the queen measures 2. 6 inches (6. 5 centimeters); the pawn measures 1. 5 inches (3. 7 centimeters); the elegantly intricate detail of each playing piece is impressive
  • The board is made from beech and birch wood that gives it a classic, handmade feel that many chess enthusiasts will appreciate; number and letter algebraic coordinates adorn the borders; it measures 16 x 16 x 1 inches (40. 7 x 40. 7 x 2. 5 centimeters); each square measures 2 x 2 inches (5 x 5 centimeters); when folded, the board is held securely shut with 2 brass clasps
  • This chess set is a "junior" chess set due to its small, compact size
  • Classic aesthetics are embodied in this complete chess set that is handcrafted in poland from farm-grown wood; its exceptional craftsmanship makes it worthy to be put out on display
Brand :    wegiel
Color :    brown, white
Model :    SH-CH009-A
Quantity :    1
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WE Games Wood Checkers Stackable Ridge - Dark Brown/Natural

These beautifully made brown and natural wood checkers are a terrific compliment to any checker board. Got a chess set? add these checkers to your chess board, and have an instant checkers set!

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WE GAMES WOOD CHECKERS STACKABLE RIDGE - DARK BROWN/NATURAL Feature
Brand :    wood expressions
Weight :    0.2 pounds
  • 24 wooden checkers are brown & natural with approx. 1 in. diameter & cloth bag with drawstring closure included
  • Please measure your board's squares to make sure these will suit your needs.
  • The checkers are designed so that if the bottom checker is lifted, the top checker will get a free ride without sliding when handled gently.
  • The checkers are stackable for when they are "kinged" but are not designed to be interlocking due to the nature of wood. both pieces must be lifted to move a king from one place to another.
  • Please note, these are intended for the game of checkers. if you need them for backgammon, please purchase two sets.
Price :    $8.99 (was $9.99)
Model :    FBA_25-6012
Quantity :    1
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Toy :    Best Toys And Games (wood expressions product review) for WE Games Wood Checkers Stackable Ridge - Dark Brown/Natural available as-of ( May 2019 )

Drueke 831.24 Wood Checkers

I made a box-hockey table for my kids for christmas. These checkers are used for the puck and you use a popsicle stick to shoot with. They work awesome and it's a game that i used to play a lot as a child. There were a lot of good times had playing this game, and now i can pass that along to my kids. They are made from a quality wood material and are very durable. The shipping time was very fast and i only had to wait a few days before getting them.

These 1. 25 wood checkers are the perfect pieces to rekindle your passion for the game. The beautiful hand carved wood pieces add a classic feel to a fun game. Challenge your friends and family and prepare for hours of entertainment.

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Drueke 831.24 Wood Checkers (Sporting Goods) FAQ.

Finish on these is clearly production line. These advertise that they are cut to nestle together to make kings. But the finish is so slippery that unless you firmly hold both, the top will fall off the king when moved. I had to glue on a felt base to help keep them in place. -Notice from I. Anonymous, Milton Keynes

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I bought a antique wooden table that has a checker board on it and i wanted some authentic looking old checkers to use on it and these were perfect it even came with rules so now ther is no fighting about the rules of checkers any more

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- Q. WadeThe pieces were what i expected. A very good set for the price. I believe next set i will go for a larger set to go with the chess board my grandson has his father made him. Thank you. Jerry

These are very nice wooden checker pieces that are not an eyesore nor anything special, either - plain but works. The pieces are very light, possibly due to soft wood being used. The paper box does not have a cover top, which would have been excellent. I am using these on a 15 x 15 board (as pictured). Overall, an appropriately priced set.

T. Carrie, Calderdale

DRUEKE 831.24 WOOD CHECKERS Benefit
Brand :    drueke
Color :    Multicolor
Size :    4.12 x 2.62 x 1.25 Inches
  • 25 checkers
  • Board not included
  • 90 day warranty
  • For ages 13 to adult
  • 1. 25 round
Price :    $9.99
Model :    831.24
Quantity :    1
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Sports :    Best Sporting Goods (Sports product review) for Drueke 831.24 Wood Checkers available as-of ( May 2019 )

DGT North American Chess Clock Game Timer

The brand-new dgt north american clock uses 10 built-in algorithms to give a complete range of timing choices, plus elegant design to satisfy the most demanding chess player. Even multi-period delay settings are easy! quick-set options permit instant set-up. Manual programming options are fast and intuitive and are automatically stored in memory. Of course our new digital timer is a superb chess clock, but it also times any two-person board game-like go, shogi, checkers, and scrabble . All the bells and whistles, together with dgt's reputation for quality and accuracy! time options: time, time + guillotine, 2 x + guillotine, time + repeating time, bonus ("fischer") options, time + bonus, 2 x time + bonus, bonus single period, bonus tournament. Requires two aa batteries, included. Clock dimensions: 71/2' long x 2' high x 4' deep. * set delay controls for two or even three time periods! * quick and easy to set and program! * choose quick-set options for the 13 most popular controls * set any control manually, fast! * turn move counter on and off in any option * super-easy to correct both time and move count * sound-alert option warns of time trouble * signals a low battery * 16 contrast settings adjust for any lighting * 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects

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DGT NORTH AMERICAN CHESS CLOCK GAME TIMER Spotlight
Brand :    dgt
Color :    Blue
Model :    8717662821219
Quantity :    1
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  • Choose quick-set options for the most popular controls
  • Quick and easy to set and program!
  • 16 contrast settings adjust for any lighting
Price :    $35.00 (was $39.50)
Toy :    Best Toys And Games (dgt product review) for DGT North American Chess Clock Game Timer available as-of ( May 2019 )

WE Games Checkers in Brown Natural Wood - 1.5 in. diameter

Have you played so many checkers games that some of your pieces have gone missing? or perhaps you have a chess board and would like to mix it up with some games of checkers. These replacement checkers pieces are the ticket. These quality dark brown and natural wooden pieces will work well with all boards and add some diversity to your home's collection of games.

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WE GAMES CHECKERS IN BROWN NATURAL WOOD - 1.5 IN. DIAMETER Summary
Brand :    wood expressions
  • Brown and natural wooden checker pieces
  • Pieces come with a cloth bag with a drawstring closure
  • Checkers have stackable ridges
  • Pieces measure 1. 5 inches
  • Includes 24 checker pieces
Price :    $10.13
Model :    256015
Quantity :    1
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Toy :    Best Toys And Games (wood expressions product review) for WE Games Checkers in Brown Natural Wood - 1.5 in. diameter available as-of ( May 2019 )

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I wanted a quality wood set to play with my kids. I looked at so many options and finally decided on this one. The price was steep but the product seems durable and good quality. The details in the set are great. We like playing on this set and i'm happy with my purchase.

A number of questions have been asked here.

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(0) Question: Does this have storage?


(1) Question: Are there 2 extra queens?


(2) Question: Many complaints about the weight of the pieces. can holes be drilled to insert screws for weight?


(3) Question: Did it come in the authentic wegiel made in poland box? is it the mohagony color the ambassador set comes in, or is it a more dull brown as pictured?


(4) Question: Are these piceces wighted ?


(5) Question: Is there a case available to protect the board while traveling?


(6) Question: Are these pieces weighted and is there extra queens?


(7) Question: Are the pieces really that light in weight? would this board be superior than the ambassador since i'm seeing that the pieces are weighted in their specification? - consul chess set and board



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It's an absolutely beautiful set - bought for my husband, the chess lover, as a b-day gift. Only complaint is that the inside is made of an egg-carton like styrofoam material with a velvety covering. I expected that it would hold the pieces in place, as there's a slot carved out for each game piece; however, unless you hold the game board completely level, all of the pieces tumble out of their spots and fall into each other, which i fear will make them chip each other.


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The folding board is delicate, but beautiful. Don't use it for speed chess. Close inspection reveals it to be a cheaply-made assembly-line product, but it sure looks fabulous. Hats off to the manufacturer for making a cheaply-made product look so good. The included pieces are too large for the board and require a board with 2. 5-inch squares. Buy a set of staunton 6 chess pieces from the same manufacturer, wegiel in poland, and you'll be happy. Staunton 7 pieces might be even better. I don't have a set of those. . I got this set for about $45 u. S. , and at that price, it was a fabulous bargain. Beware of sellers trying to charge over $100 for this set. I've seen several.

E. Audrey, Brent

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R. Carolyn, Iowa says

 ambassador european chess board game i love chess! i am no good at it but i sure love it. When i saw the exquisite detail in the pieces of this game as well as the board and size, i knew i had to get it! in my video i go through the whole unboxing and also answer numerous questions that people are asking on online store about this product. I shot video of the pieces up close so you can see the fantastic detail of the product. I love this chess set! i do wish that it came with a carrying case to tote it around and maybe wish the pieces were a little more heavy. But, i am totally happy with the purchase. :) i believe it is worth the price.

N. Hadley, Barnsley

This is truly a beautiful set. The detail work is just what i imagined with each piece being individual either with color or etching. This is a very large set, the board is 21 in and the prices are perfect size, i love that the king and queen totally different and very detailed. The one thing that could be better is the peices need more weight, they seem a little light especially with how big they are. I also think that if you know someone with a disability or poor eyesight that this set would be perfect. I also want to add that i received this in 3 days and i live in a rural area. I added a few pictures because looking a real life pics helped me with my decision.

N. Rochelle, Poole says

Very nicely made set with a hand crafted look. Inside of case could be better quality, but it is functional and looks alright. Board itself is plenty thick, at minimum 1/8 inch, with no flex unless you are planning to use it as a chair. I have no idea what the guy was smoking that claimed it was paper thin. I've personally never seen 1/8 inch thick paper.

L. Adrienne, Iowa

I am thrilled to the max this is such a beautiful chess set, and praise god i can see the players. They are so well detailed, and the board is nothing short of a work of art. If you love chess this is a must. Oh! and by the way i bought one of the sets that was on special, still can't find anything wrong with it other than one of the little brass latches needs some attention. Friends this board is so pretty i'm planning on fixing a table so i can leave it set up all the time. Thank you for a wonderful product and super service. . Jim the streetpreacher.

Y. Melissa, Bury says

There seems to be many sizes of the same board and pieces and i made sure that i am ordering the 'ambassador' model for the size of board and pieces i wanted. The ambassador model comes with really good size chess pieces and the they are really well made, lovey to look. Kids love to play with his chess board. The board itself is very well crafted. Glad to buy this on sale for a very decent price. Chess lovers will enjoy this board and pieces. Pieces too are of a good weight. This item is impressive. The pictures make you feel that green felt to store the pieces are sturdy, but i was surprised that the green housing to store the pieces is a very thin plastic (sort of) material. Its flimsy as well and the item i received had the green felt looking slots for the pieces broken in the corners. I didn't care to return as i feel that even if that breaks i will throw away that and use the folding board for storing the pieces. I must say that i liked the board and did choose to buy as it had nice slots for storing the pieces, which kids love to put back after they are done, but the broken plastic did not make me return the product (or exchange) as the important parts (board and pieces) are so lovely. This is a very strong chessboard, nicely crafted pieces of very good size (some might even say they are really big).

P. Ruff, Oldham

I bought it for $47 on sale. It was worth it then, but at the $65 current price, it becomes a bit questionable. . Anyway, this is an overall fantastic chess set. It is huge! the online pictures do not do it justice. It take up my entire coffee table! as such, it is not designed and is not conducive to on-the-go play. . The board and pieces are both large and easily distinguishable. The king and queen pieces are particularly fancy. Keep in mind, this is not magnetic. The felt on the bottom of the pieces work well but is prone to coming off. Be careful with it, or just glue it back on if it comes off. . The main gripe (however, for the price, it is not enough of a gripe to take off a star) is the board - the board thickness, to be specific. The aesthetic of the board is awesome! the checkering is vivid and clear! however, the material is thin, as noted in other reviews. Placing a piece down on a square makes a sound reminiscent of thin, cheap wood. It sounds hollow (i mean, the board is hollow - it folds and the pieces fit inside it - but this unpleasant sound would be significantly mitigated with slightly thicker material). . In conclusion, i'm glad i bought it! it was worth it! . . But for $65? i'd want my criticisms addressed before shelling out that kind of cash.

J. Cindy, Lincolnshire says

Received this today. I m very impressed with this set. Very nice detail, everything seems to be done well. And the box says made without child labor . Ok. Some people complain about the weight of the pieces. I have no problems unless i m playing outside in a hurricane. My only nitpick would be the flimsy storage liner material. For such a nice set you d think they d improve on that. But then, for the price i m happy the quality is in the board and chessmen. I d buy this again as a gift.

F. Allen, Niedersachsen

I painstakingly reviewed many boards before deciding to buy this one. This was a gift for my younger cousins, i hoped the wow factor would get them excited about learning the game. I never even saw it, but they sent me pics and it looked good. Even with the few bad reviews, it's like another reviewer said, for the price you are getting a pretty nice board. Who cares if the plastic spray felt insert is cheap. Who cares if the pieces aren't very heavy. It's the board and pieces which really stand out. Spend 200 if you want perfection.

G. Julie, Connecticut says

Note: the images uploaded via "i. Steiner" are for the "wegiel xl royal handcrafted wooden chess maple wood" (currently $79. 99 here on online store) chess set, not the "ambasador" (the name of this set, as it appears on the packaging, only has 1 "s") set featured on this page. So make sure you're looking at/purchasing the set you really want. . My "ambasador" set arrived right on time, and in perfect condition. I knew the size was 20 x 20, but actually pulling it out of the box and checking out the pieces is quite impressive. It looks great, like something that may have been handed down by your father or grandfather. The colors are light enough, and with low enough contrast, that long periods of looking at the board won't strain the eyes. . I agree with some of the other reviews that it would have been nice for the pieces to be weighted a little bit, but i haven't had any issues during play. And one of the other reviews mentioned putting washers on the bottom of the pieces with an additional layer of felt, which i think would be easy enough to do if you really didn't like the weight of the pieces. Like i said though, it hasn't been an issue for me. . As you can see from one of my attached images, the playable area of the squares is almost exactly 2". So keep that in mind if you plan on buying any other pieces for other games (like checkers pieces, etc. ). . On a side note, i did purchased a set of the "checkers pieces in black and natural wood - 1. 5 in. Diameter" here on online store. They are a perfect fit and look for this board.

K. Finch, Hampshire

This set is absolutely beautiful and i have received many comments about how unique it is. The board itself is large and richly colored. The only things that would make it better are:. - include a chart for board setup (for folks who are new to chess). - a carry bag or case for the board (other than the box it came in). The board is so beautiful i'd hate to scratch it in transport. - a sturdier 'underside' for the pieces, or perhaps a pull out drawer. Currently the pieces are replaced into a thin felt covered plastic mold and then the board is folded in half and latched closed. . But i'm not knocking it down a star for any of that. The description was clear and i received exactly what was described and paid for, and am incredibly happy with this set.

I. Campbell, Pennsylvania says

Highest quality. Larger board and pieces than i'd expected. Great detail in construction of pieces, especially noticeable on the white pieces. Display quality. Green felt under pieces is a nice touch. . Top quality: no blemishes in wood or finish. . Cons: i don't understand why this set was made to be a fold-up. It's too big to be portable. I would have preferred a solid chess board.

Q. Heidi, Medway

I purchased this as a 5th anniversary present (wood) for my husband. He was thrilled with the gift, and we were both pleasantly surprised by the quality and detail of the chess board, which appears to be hand-burned with decorative flourishes in addition to the very nice inlays for the squares. It comes with letters and numbers inlaid as well, and really looks very lovely on the coffee table where it has been placed since it was received last month. Furthermore, my three year old has played with it non-stop, and it has held up (pieces included, which i was worried about) remarkably well to the rough play of a young child. I only have two small complaints about this product, and they are that the flimsy plastic insert that holds the chess pieces when the board is folded away is barely flocked and really doesn't feel like it will last a year without cracking and tearing, so i wish they had made it thicker and stronger and out of a nicer material. The second regret is that the pieces themselves, while nicely carved and very detailed, are remarkably light and tend to skid around the board much easier than i would wish. I knew they weren't weighted when i purchased the board, but i can't help regretting it now that i've actually played with it a bit. Nevertheless, i think i would still make this purchase if i had it to do over again, and maybe someday i will invest in some of those outrageously expensive staunton, weighted tournament chess pieces w/ wood box to replace these. I therefore tentatively recommend this very attractive product.



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