UK's Premier Chess Shop

The Official Staunton Chess Company

Welcome to Official Staunton™, home to the finest quality chess sets and boards in the UK. If you are wondering where to buy chess sets or even chess pieces, 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.



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?

A 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.






*Please note that parcels sent to us by non customers and/or without prior contact for returns instructions will not be accepted by our goods inwards department.

Tel: All enquiries: +44 (0)194 880 060

VAT Number: 
GB 157268877

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.

Our Guarantee

The reason we have such prestigious clients is our outstanding customer service. We offer same day dispatch, a no-quibble 60 day returns policy backed by a 2-year guarantee and we hand check all of our products before they leave our store. So if you're looking for a premium quality set then we look forward to serving you.

Our Security

SHOPPING SECURITY ASSURED. Here at the Official Staunton Chess Company, we understand the importance of online security and with increased awareness of personal data protection, we have recently undergone a complete overhaul to ensure the security of the highest possible integrity.

Our Chess Sets

Official Staunton™ has been proudly serving customers since 1993 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. Being industry leaders, our chess company boasts a wide range of chess sets and boards. So if you want to buy chess sets, chess pieces, or chess boards, you can rest assured whatever chess set you need, we stock! For a comprehensive product list browse our categories, or if you prefer call us on Telephone - 01948 880 060.

Our Delivery

We offer Free Delivery option available at Checkout or- Express next day delivery* at only £5.99 *( UK mainland-order by midday Monday- Friday) What if I miss the delivery? Problem solved with "Convenient Collect" Consumers love the convenience of shopping online, but worries about being at home to receive a delivery can prevent some people from placing an order.

Our service allows you the customer to arrange for goods to be delivered straight to a local Post Office where you can collect at convenience. This is available on Express 24 & free delivery and there is no surcharge for this service

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