The Official Staunton Chess Company is your number one choice when it comes to high quality chess sets. We have a variety of options available and we are here to help you if you need assistance when it comes to selecting the ideal chess set for you.


Official Staunton™ has been proudly serving customers since 2001 with the best chess pieces, boards, clocks, and more. We also hand-pick the finest boards from around the world. Our collections are limited editions and collectibles, and some lines are registered with the copyright bureau.


Every chess set needs a chess board. When you buy a full set you get both a chess board and pieces, but sometimes, you might not want to buy a full set to play the classic game. If you already have your chess pieces, you might only need to buy a chess board. That is why Official Staunton has a range of just chess boards to shop from

We are the World's premier source for the finest, luxury chess sets available on the market today. We take great pride in the services we provide to all the dedicated fans of the timeless tradition of chess.

We sell the Staunton Chessmen still produced by Jaques of London that chess champion Howard Staunton originally signed his name to in 1849. also offers the latest enhanced variations of the Staunton design from manufacturers all over the world that still meet and exceeds the official requirements of the FIDE and the USCF for tournament and formal play. We offer only the highest quality chess supplies at discounted prices with fast, friendly service.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime, day or night. We are more than happy to assist you in finding the greatest, heirloom quality chess set you will ever own.

If you are wondering where to buy chess sets in the UK, our team at Official Staunton can help. Our range includes everything from mini chess sets and portable chess sets to Staunton chess sets to folding chess boards. Buying your chess set from us means you can rest assured that you will receive the best quality chess pieces in the UK. We have supplied boards and pieces to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and celebrities, like Take That. The Official Staunton Chess Company is your number one choice when it comes to high quality chess sets. We have a variety of options available and we are here to help you if you need assistance when it comes to selecting the ideal chess set for you. see more  

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What Does A Chess Set Contain?

A Chess Set consists of 32 Chess Pieces and a Chess Board and some sets also include a chess box to store the pieces after gameplay. Some sets have extra queen pieces for pawn promotion.

What Makes A Good Chess Set?

The best chess sets are personal to their owners. That means that they suit their playing style and use. For example, a marble chess board and pieces are better suited to being on display and used occasionally, while a folding chess board is better for storage and regular use. If you are buying a chess set as a gift, consider how the receiver would use the board. And if you’re unsure, our team can help advise with years of experience and knowledge. But no matter what chess set you choose, it should be made with high-quality materials so that it is durable and will stand the test of time.

What does Staunton mean?

Staunton Chess Set is a style of chess set that was created by Jaques of London who had in their employ a designer named Nathaniel Cooke who endorsed the then UK chess master, Howard Staunton to endorse the design he had created. The characteristic pieces are known for their high quality construction and are used as the standard competition chess set all over the world.

What Is A Standard Size Chess Board?

Officially, a chessboard should be sized with 5-6cm squares. And according to official rules, the base of the King piece should be 75% of the size of the board’s squares and be 9.5cm high. The height and bases of the other pieces should be smaller than the King.


About Official Staunton

During our 20 years of service, we have also been privileged to have supplied quality chess pieces and sets to Linley at Belgravia, The Savoy London, and the TV show The Apprentice. We are also an approved distributor of the renowned English Chess Company, whose director, Malcolm Pein runs a chess editorial at the Daily Telegraph.


The Official Staunton Chess Company is a trading name of The English Chess Company. Registered offices: Unit 3 Garners Lane, Whitchurch SY13 2NF, UK. Company VAT number GB157268877