Owning a High Quality Chess Board - Making it More than Just a Game
When you consider the game of chess, what do you think of? Is it just another board game for the family to play at christmas or is it a classic battle of wits that dates back centuries? We think that it’s most definitely the latter and whilst the game can be played on any board, regardless of how it’s made or what it’s made of, owning a high quality wooden chess board not only provides the platform on which enjoy the mental challenges that comes from facing your opponent, but increases one’s engagement with the game.
Today, we look at the benefits of owning a quality chess board and how it can change how we enjoy and interact with this most timeless of pastimes.
A Classic Aesthetic
At the Official Staunton Chess Company, we have a wonderful collection of the very best large chess boards , crafted from a choice of rich woods. From a 23 inch walnut and maple chess board to a 15.75 inch mahogany chessboard , we have a choice for any need or requirement. What shouldn’t be overlooked is also what a well crafted chess board affords to the room it’s placed in, in terms of style and aesthetic quality.
Italian Master Craftsmanship
The chessboards that we supply are unique in the market, in that we are the exclusive suppliers of the prestigious industry name that it is Giglio Asla. It’s a honour that we’ve held for a number of years and it’s a real family affair, as our very own director, Carmelo Micelo is the nephew of the the owner of the prestigious italian artisan company. It’s an association that we’re very proud of, as their creations are a sight to behold in the flesh.
When choosing a chess board from our superb range, you have a number of equally striking woods and finishes to select from including Ebony, Montgoy Palisander, Rosewood, Elm or Briarwood. Each, being as sumptuous and pleasing to touch as the next, there’s a wide array of options available.
There aren’t many sure things in life, but we can guarantee that you will never regret investing in one of our beautiful chess boards . Not only is it an investment for now, but for many years to come.
Durable and Timeless
One of the reasons that we say that it is an investment for both now and for the future, is that if you look after it, you’ll be enjoying your wooden chess board for a lifetime. Combined with a high quality chess set, our chess boards look great used for both ornamental and playing purposes and will look as good in 10 years as they do when they first come into your possession.
Some lower quality chessboards are created from either cardboard or rexine and have a tendency to weather quite quickly. Cardboard wears out quite quickly, as you might expect, whereas those created with faux leather often peel badly when used regularly, looking tattered and worn before too long.
We understand that our company’s reputation is based upon the products that we supply, which is why only the best will do. Whether you want something that will look great in your lounge or simply a great chess board on which to play the beautiful game, every one of the choices available in our stock will more than fit the bill.
Inspiration to Play
Becoming proficient or dare we say it, good at chess, takes time and dedication. The more you play, the better you become, but remembering to play can be difficult, especially with the busy lives people lead in the modern day. Having an eye catching, high quality wood chess board sitting in your study or lounge provides all the reminder you’ll need to get the regular practice you need to get ahead of the competition.
Most people have a chess board of some kind tucked away in a cupboard or at the back of a wardrobe, which unfortunately is where it usually sits until someone thinks of having a game - which typically isn’t often. Having one out already, looking amazing and ready to play, provides that little bit of inspiration we all need to enjoy a quick game.
Short on Space?
Whilst a beautifully crafted italian chessboard provides the ideal way to show off your favourite chess set, we understand that not everyone has either the space or the desire to do so. For those who just want to have a game from time to time, but still want to play on an aesthetically pleasing board, you should take a look at our range of folding chessboards . Not only do folding chess boards provide a convenient and easily stored option, but they also offer the choice to take your game with you on the move. The ideal combination is a large chess board for the home and a folding chessboard for travelling.
The Number One Chess Board Retailer
At the Official Staunton Chess Company, we are passionate about the game and major exponents in preserving the magic that surrounds playing with the very best equipment. Playing with a high quality chess board and chess set can mean the difference between liking the game and absolutely falling in love with it something that stays with you for life.
If you would like to find out more about what we’ve spoken about in this blog, you can find out everything you need to know by visiting our website www.officialstaunton.com. Not only that, but we currently have a sale on, which means our top quality products are available at a discount right now. The prices we have at the moment won’t stay around for long, so if you’ve been thinking about investing in a classically elegant wooden chess board, now is a great time to do so.
Chess is a game that is meant to be enjoyed and we believe our chess boards and chess sets give you the best possible chance of doing so. Thank you for reading our blog and we’ll see you next time.