Chess Sets

Hand Made Wooden Chess Pieces

If you are looking to buy a chess set that doesn't compromise on quality then you're in the right place! Our chess sets feature an array of tournament-sized sets to suit every budget. Each set in the range is of a high-quality standard benchmark and will last for years.

What Style Of Chess Sets Are Available?

Classic Chess Sets
If you are looking for a classic chess set that is standard in size and appearance, then you could be looking for either of the below chess sets: 

A standard tournament chess set:

Sized to adhere to chess tournament rules. This chess set includes a 3.75” king, Staunton designed chess pieces, and usually a 20-inch chessboard. 

Staunton style chess set:
Staunton chess sets feature traditional chessmen that are recognised by many buddy chess collectors across the globe. They are traditional in shape, size, and style.

What Makes A Chess Set Luxury?

Luxury chess sets can usually be defined by the materials used to craft them and the scarcity of the chess set.

Luxury Chess Materials:

When it comes to luxury chess sets, they are usually hand-carved from fine, choice woods. Each chess piece will hand been carefully crafted using wood-carving techniques and the finished product will have a luxurious feel. On average, it takes a trained carver a whole day to carve just four knights in a complete chess set.

Scarcity Of The Chess Set.

If the chess set a limited edition, limited run or the chess pieces are of a unique design then they are likely to be classed as luxury chess sets.

Chess Sets Made From Wood 

There are numerous styles of wood that can be used to hand-carve wooden chess sets, including Maple, Walnut, Mahogany and Rosewood.

Browse wooden chess set online today with ChessMaze UK.

How Do I Know What Style Of Chess Set Is Best?

Selecting a chess set can be difficult and somewhat overwhelming. With vast options available, it is difficult to know what chess set is best for you. You should make your choice based on how you intend to put your chess set to use. Here are a few things you should consider before buying a chess set online:

  • What material do you like best? Wood, Plastic, Resin?

  • Will you only use your chess set occasionally, or are will you be using it to compete in tournaments?

  • Will it is kept on display when it isn’t in use, or would you like it to be able to be folded away and stored between games?