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    15.75" Walnut & Maple European Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    15.75" Walnut & Maple European Chess Board
    Sale price £44.95 GBP Regular price £69.95 GBP Save £25 GBP
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    15.75" Mahogany Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    15.75" Mahogany Chess Board
    Sale price £49.95 GBP Regular price £69.95 GBP Save £20 GBP
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    15.75" Wenge and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    15.75" Wenge and Maple Chess Board
    Sale price £54.95 GBP Regular price £64.95 GBP Save £10 GBP
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    19" Walnut & Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    19" Walnut & Maple Chess Board
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    18" Contemporary Anegre Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    18" Contemporary Anegre Chess Board
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    21" Anegre Maple Red Avadia Chess Board - Official Staunton™
    21" Anegre Maple Red Avadia Chess Board
    Sale price £64.95 GBP Regular price £79.95 GBP Save £15 GBP
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    20" Wenge and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    20" Wenge and Maple Chess Board
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    20" Superior Anegre Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    20" Superior Anegre Chess Board
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    19 Inch Mahogany and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
    19 Inch Mahogany and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
    19 Inch Mahogany and Maple Chess Board
    Sale price £69.95 GBP Regular price £84.95 GBP Save £15 GBP
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    15.75" Spanish Walnut and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    15.75" Spanish Walnut and Maple Chess Board
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    21" Economy Anegre and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    21" Economy Anegre and Maple Chess Board
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    Walnut Eco Style Bevel Edge Chess Board - Official Staunton™
    Walnut Eco Style Bevel Edge Chess Board - Official Staunton™
    Walnut Eco Style Bevel Edge Chess Board
    Sale price £79.95 GBP Regular price £129.95 GBP Save £50 GBP
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    16" Handmade Acacia & Boxwood Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    16" Handmade Acacia & Boxwood Chess Board
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    21" Wenge and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    21" Wenge and Maple Chess Board
    Sale price £99.95 GBP Regular price £124.95 GBP Save £25 GBP
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    20" Wide Border Walnut Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    20" Wide Border Walnut Chess Board
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    21" Acacia Handmade Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    21" Acacia Handmade Chess Board
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    23" Handmade Ebony Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    23" Handmade Ebony Chess Board
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    21" Padauk Handmade Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    21" Padauk Handmade Chess Board
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    23" Padauk Handmade Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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    23" Padauk Handmade Chess Board
    Sale price £249.00 GBP Regular price £299.00 GBP Save £50 GBP
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    Italian Antiqued Ochre Chess Board - Official Staunton™
    Italian Antiqued Ochre Chess Board - Official Staunton™
    Italian Antiqued Ochre Chess Board
    Sale price £299.00 GBP Regular price £349.00 GBP Save £50 GBP

    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. Browse our collection of chess boards in a range of styles, sizes, and materials. Choose the board you like that matches your playing style and existing pieces. Or chat with our experts to discover the best chess board for you.

    Chess Boards

    Chess boards come in many sizes, colours, styles, and materials. It can make finding the right chess board to match your piece or your style difficult.

     

    Guide To Buying the Right Chess Board

    When you are looking to buy a new wooden chess board, whether it is to replace an old one or to complement your custom set, you should start by considering how you will use the board. 

    Is it for travel? Is it decorative? Or will you use your chessboard for tournaments and club events?

    Once you know the answer to these questions, you can start to narrow down the options available to you when looking for a new chessboard.


    Types Of Chess Boards

    The next step is to consider the different types of chess boards and which will be more suitable for you.

    Decorative chess boards are often modern collectables and can vary in size and be for outdoor décor as well. 

    Practical chess boards are designed for everyday use and are usually of better quality so that they can endure usage on a daily basis. 

    Thematic chess boards are often more for fun and are a collector’s item displaying various themes such as war, history, etc.

     

    Standard Chess Board 

    You might want to look at the very practical, magnetic chess board. These boards are usually available in different sized sets of three or four variables. The boards are typically made of wood. You can use this magnetic material to hold the pieces of the game while you play. 

    Or you might want to invest in a luxury chess board that will stand the test of time and be something special. At Official Staunton, our luxury chess boards are manufactured in Italy by Master Craftsmen. We are the exclusive UK distributor for the renowned Italian chess boards manufacturer Giglio Asla. We are proud to offer these superbly crafted chessboards that are simply beautifully made and make a fantastic centrepiece and the perfect platform to display your chess set. 

     

    How Much Is A Chess Board?

    You should consider the quality and cost of the material when shopping for chess boards. Some materials will be more expensive than others and some brands will be more expensive due to the quality of the craftsmanship.

    If you want an every-day chess board to replace an old board from a set, you might want a less expensive option so that you aren’t worried about using it. But if you want a decorative board that will have pride of place in your home office then you might want to choose a more expensive chessboard made from high quality material.

     

    What Is A Standard Chess Board?

    When choosing a chess board, you need to consider whether you will be using it privately or during tournaments. 

    A standard chess board has 64 squares and features a grid reference that enables the chess game moves to be recorded. Chess boards can be made and used in a range of styles and sizes. However, a regulation tournament chess board should be 19 inches. This size and standard is also the preference of Chess Clubs and Scholastic events


    A Chess Board To Match Your Pieces

    Anyone looking to buy a chessboard will likely understand just how difficult it is to find the perfect size for their pieces since chessboard square sizes fluctuate considerably. But size really does matter when it comes to chess.

    The general rule of matching your chess board with your pieces is that the pieces remain smaller than the squares of the chessboard. Your pieces should never overlap over the squares of the chessboard. Read our full article on choosing the right size chess board to match your pieces for more information. 

    The most popular chess board is the wooden chessboard. It comes in a variety of wood types and finishes. A wood board is a great place to begin. Our wooden chess boards are mostly made in Spain, India and Poland. You can view all the wooden chess boards on our page. If you aren't sure which one you want, we can help you find the right one.

    We offer a range of high-quality hardwood chess boards. This heirloom-quality gift is a great choice if you are looking for a unique gift idea.

    Need a Storage chessboard?  just one of the many products that we have in stock. A storage board is a great option for protecting your pieces from dust and pets, whether you have a set or are looking to purchase new pieces. You will only need to ensure that the slots on the storage board are big enough for the pieces you choose.

    A wall-hanging demo chess board will be a great tool for teachers and coaches. These "demo" boards can be made of vinyl and rolled up in the same way as club boards. The demo board can be easily transported to other classrooms.

    Natural wood chessboards are handcrafted by skilled craftsmen for our customers. Each board is carefully selected by the craftsman and has a unique appearance thanks to the contours of the natural edge that surround a slightly elevated playing field.

     

    ‎How To Set Up A Chess Board 

    Once you have your chess board and pieces, you will need to know how to set up your pieces on the right places on the board

    1. White on the Right
      Start with the white squares on the bottom right of the board
    2. Get Your Pawns In A Row
      Set out your pawns next to each other on the second row
    3. Castle Barricades Up
      Set your castles (or rooks) in either corner of the first row
    4. Knights In The Castle
      Set your knights next to either castle on the first row
    5. Stinking Bishops
      Set your bishops next to your knights on the first row
    6. Match The Queen’s Outfit
      Set your queen on the square of the same colour as her next to the bishop
    7. King Follows Suit
      Set you king in the last square on the first row
    8. Whites Move First
      The white suit pieces move first to start play

    For information about how to set up a chessboard correctly, read our guide on setting up a chessboard