Chess Boards

Traditional Chess Boards incorporate a playing area of sixty-four squares. Chess boards used at schools and clubs utilise a grid reference that allows chess games to be recorded by means of a system called algebraic notation. Chess Boards are available in many different styles and sizes and available to buy in a wide range of materials. Our website features a collection of various wooden and veneer hand-inlaid chess boards. 

Our vast collection of chess boards features an array of various styles, sizes and materials. Browse our online chess store for chess boards of unsurpassed quality. We are proud to be the sole UK distributor and retailer of luxury chess boards from renown artisans, Gilio Asla of Sorrento Italy. Over the past 10 years, the Official Staunton Chess Company has held an exclusive distributorship to retail prestigious chess boards. We have many variations of the highest quality chess boards to match many styles of chess pieces. Rest assured buying a wooden handmade chess board from us is the right move!

15.75 Inch RC Walnut and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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15.75 Inch RC Walnut and Maple Chess Board

£44.95 GBP

Mid Sized Walnut and Maple Chessboard 15.75 inch board. 1.75 inch playing squares. Ideal for a king height of up to 3.75 inches. Inlaid Veneer w...

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17.75" Mahogany Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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17.75" Mahogany Chess Board

£39.95 GBP

This chess board has been expertly crafted from mahogany and sycamore. It has clean and crisp inlaid squares and a clean, fresh look. An elegant y...

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17.75" Walnut & Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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17.75" Walnut & Maple Chess Board

£49.95 GBP

LARGE WALNUT MAPLE CHESS BOARD An excellent platform featuring a full-sized tournament board at 17.75 inches with 1.75-inch playing field squares....

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19 Inch Mahogany and Sycamore Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19 Inch Mahogany and Sycamore Chess Board

£49.00 GBP

A superb 19 Inch chess board with 2 Inch squares are made from sustainable wood. These Chess boards are made in alternation by inlaid Work with sy...

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19" European Anegre and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19" European Anegre and Maple Chess Board

£39.95 GBP

  An entry-level European made Anegre and Maple Chess Board 19" chess board with 2.00" square sizes Perfect chess board to suit many chess pieces w...

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19.25 RC Walnut & Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19.25 RC Walnut & Maple Chess Board

£69.95 GBP

Tournament Sized Walnut and Maple Chessboard 19.25 inch board. 2.00 inch playing squares. Ideal for a king height of up to 3.75 inches. Inlaid Ve...

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21" European Anegre and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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21" European Anegre and Maple Chess Board

£44.72 GBP

  An entry-level European made Anegre and Maple Chess Board 21" chess board with 2-2/4" square sizes Perfect chess board to suit many chess pieces ...

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23 Inch Deluxe Montgoy Palisander Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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23 Inch Deluxe Montgoy Palisander Chess Board

£174.47 GBP

A beautifully crafted Large chess board from the renown Rechapados Ferrer Spainish company. Using hand inlays of montgoy palisander and maple with ...

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23 Inch Walnut & Maple Deluxe Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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23 Inch Walnut & Maple Deluxe Chess Board

£147.45 GBP

LARGE WALNUT AND MAPLE CHESS BOARD   High-grade walnut and maple veneered construction are used throughout, including the base. Modern fabrication ...

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Italian Makassar Ebony & Maple Chessboard - Official Staunton™
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Italian Makassar Ebony & Maple Chessboard

£249.95 GBP

A Stunning centrepiece and the perfect platform to host your army of chessmen. This chessboard features a stunning Makassar ebony and maple swatch ...

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Italian Prestige Walnut Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Italian Prestige Walnut Chess Board

£249.95 GBP

The prestige range from Italy is truly beautiful. Inlaid by specialist artisans in Sorrento. The prestige collection is the flagship of our ches...

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Traditional Chess Boards incorporate a playing area of sixty-four squares. Chess boards used at schools and clubs utilise a grid reference that allows chess games to be recorded by means of a system called algebraic notation. Chess Boards are available in many different styles and sizes and available to buy in a wide range of materials. Our website features a collection of various wooden and veneer hand-inlaid chess boards. 

Our vast collection of chess boards features an array of various styles, sizes and materials. Browse our online chess store for chess boards of unsurpassed quality. We are proud to be the sole UK distributor and retailer of luxury chess boards from renown artisans, Gilio Asla of Sorrento Italy. Over the past 10 years, the Official Staunton Chess Company has held an exclusive distributorship to retail prestigious chess boards. We have many variations of the highest quality chess boards to match many styles of chess pieces. Rest assured buying a wooden handmade chess board from us is the right move!


Browse our large selection of Chess Boards  A Fine Selection of  Chess Boards in various styles and sizes. Our Luxury Chessboards are manufactured in Italy by Master Craftsmen of Sorrento, Italy. We are the exclusive UK distributor for the renown 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 pieces. 

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The reputation of a company depends very much on the quality of its products. That said, the Staunton Chess Company has earned the reputation over the years for producing first-class luxury chess sets and chess boards. The quality chess boards have been their emblem right throughout.  

Matching Chess Board Sizes With Chess Pieces Anyone on the hunt for chess pieces will understand just how difficult it is to find the perfect size since chess board square sizes fluctuate considerably. There is nothing worse than buying a beautiful chessboard and elegant chess pieces only to find that they are later unmatched. Yet, finding the perfect size pieces is not rocket science.

The general rule of thumb is that the players remain smaller than the squares of the chessboard so that the pieces never overlap over the squares of the board. Of course, it gets more precise than that and this article will point out simple ways to make sure you get it right every time. Note: when we mention a square that is 1 ½ inch large, what we mean is that each individual side of the square is precisely 1 ½ inch on chess boards in the UK. Also, if that beautiful glass chess set or luxury marble chess set you bought has a total length of 20 inches, then the square sizes generally come out to 2 ¼ inches per square

Aesthetics are as important when choosing the right chess board as they are when finding the right chess pieces to match the quality, design and overall look and feel of the game. It plays a large part in the whole appeal and the strategic influence it can have over the opponent during a game. The right size and colour in chess pieces and chessboards, in essence to the quality of wood, speak volumes of the chess player’s impeccable taste and precision. Even though it is indeed a game of high intellect, it encapsulates the player’s attention through the tools he or she uses.

What Kinds of Chess Boards are best suited?

There are various kinds of chess boards which can also vary according to various cultures such as chess boards that are already engraved in tables at parks or community centres, or folding wooden chess boards, magnetic chess boards, decorative glass chess boards, DGT electronic chess boards, vinyl roll-up chess boards, traditional circular and cylindrical chess boards, hexagonal chess boards and chess boards for the visually impaired. These can be made of various materials such as ebony, ivory, marble, glass, plastic and metal and can be placed at either homes or clubs for various purposes. In addition, there are also storage chessboards, for chess pieces that players already have. This gives an added layer of protection in terms of safekeeping and cleanliness. These storage boards may or may not come with compartments, so players must ensure that the proportions of the pieces fit the need.

When finding the right chess set, it is essential that chess players first know the purpose of it. Is it for travel, decorative, thematic, or practical use or is it for exclusive events at the club? This helps narrow down the quality and cost of the chessboard that a chess player wants to invest in. Decorative chess sets are often antique or modern collectables and can vary in size and be for outdoor décor as well. Practical chess sets are for everyday use and are usually of better quality so that they can endure usage on a daily basis. Thematic sets are often more for fun and are a collector’s item displaying various themes such as war, history, etc.

 

Different Wood Used to Make Chess boards

The first thing to remember is that different wood used to make chessboards will age differently. When you buy a chessboard, you're going to get it either unfinished or with a lacquer coat on it. Even after several years, your finished chessboard will still appear to be new. Some types of wood do not age well though, so before you pick one up to play on, take a look at the wood itself.

Different wood used to make chessboardsRosewood is another wood with a very soft, honey-like grain. It is an excellent choice for chessboards and other uses where the grain is important. Rosewood is highly prized and is used in musical instruments as well as chessboards. Maple, rosewood, and walnut are all used for chessboards for various reasons. If you want a beautiful chessboard, then you might want to consider all three. Regardless of which type of wood you choose though, it's important to treat your chessboard well.

 

What Style of Chess Board Is Best?

What style of chess board is best

For a long time, the answer to the question, "What style of a chess board is best?" Has been "solid wood." However, with more people purchasing glass chess boards, the popularity of solid wood chessboards have diminished considerably.

 

 

Whether you're looking for a unique chess board or want to look for wood that you can find to make another board, the top things to look for are the quality of the wood and the craftsmanship. In this article, I will give some tips on buying a chess board that is made from one of the top qualities of woods, which will make it last longer in your home.

Rosewood is one of the top quality material to buy a chess board from. Rosewood is actually a very popular wood for chess boards. Rosewood is also an exotic wood that comes from Africa. The top qualities of rosewood include texture and grain that's very similar to ebony. Acacia wood is also a very strong wood that is the second-highest quality of wood that you can buy for a chess board. 

If you want a unique chess board that can be displayed proudly in your home and that also has great strength and durability then you should buy a chess board that is made from rosewood or acacia wood. These two kinds of wood are great for home chess sets because they are very strong and durable. The thing about wood that makes these woods so great is that they are extremely beautiful as well as strong. If you're looking for a chess board that you can keep in your house and use then it might be a good idea to buy a chess board made from ebony wood. This is a very dense wood that is very similar to ebony. Ebony is often used in the making of expensive furniture and it is a very rare wood that comes from Africa. The top quality materials that you should look for when you're shopping for a chess board are Rosewood or Acacia wood. Both of these woods are very strong and well known in the art of making chess boards.

 

Buy Chess Boards Online and Enjoy the Benefits

You don't have to be a big fan of chess to enjoy the benefits of buying your own chess boards. In fact, many newbie chess players find they enjoy the challenge of playing on these pieces of furniture. For many people, the game of chess is not just about the game. It's a matter of pride to own your own wooden chess set. This kind of pride gives the avid chess player a real feeling of accomplishment. Chess is a difficult game to master. There are several ways you can get better at it and become a stronger player. And for those who prefer to spend their free time in any form of activity, playing chess is something that can make them feel good about themselves. Buying your own chess set can bring that feeling of achievement, pride and luxury to the table.

The Internet provides you with the opportunity to search for different kinds of chess sets and chess boards. It's the best place to start when you want to buy a wooden folding chess board for example. Wooden folding chess board are among the most popular sets on the market today. If you're looking for a mahogany and maple chessboard, you will be pleased to know that many online stores sell the mahogany and maple boards for a great price. Mahogany and maple are hardwoods that make for great quality. If you are looking for a walnut board, you will be delighted to know that many online stores sell these lovely boards too and pieces to match. Walnut is another good quality wood. Many retailers who sell good quality chess sets also carry these pieces. 

There are many varieties of chess boards. Whether you are looking for a mahogany or ebony wood chessboard, or solid wood board, you can find it online. Shopping for good quality sets online can save you money as well as get you the quality you need to play at a high level. If you prefer a mahogany or ebony chess board, you can find the same quality and style in a solid wood set on the internet. These sets will last for years and provide you with a great piece of furniture to display around your home. Many of the larger online retailers sell these pieces of furniture in solid wood sets. You will be able to choose from various styles, sizes and material of solid wood board and other types of wood chess pieces.

Why Choose a Veneer Chess Board?

While there are plenty of reasons for buying a luxurious wooden chess board online, it is important to keep in mind that not all of these reasons are beneficial.

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There are several main reasons to buy a luxury wooden chessboard. When you buy a hand-inlaid chessboard, you are looking at a beautiful piece of furniture. The reason why people choose these luxury boards is that they are unique and highly desirable.

 

Chessboards that are hand-inlaid are great for players who enjoy sharing their love of the game with others. They make a stunning focal point for your home or office. These units are a large investment in your home.

You can choose from different types of material. Some people prefer wood for the aesthetics and beauty of the boards, while others prefer these units made from resin or marble. These choices are up to you. You can also choose from different types of finishes. The best feature about a hand-inlaid chessboard is that it adds to the functionality of your home.

Most people who have used these types of chess boards have reported increased playing ability, as well as an increase in their enjoyment of the game. This also means that playing time is more enjoyable. In fact, many homeowners will install these units in their living rooms, in order to enhance the overall feel of the room. If you are looking for a classy way to display your home and your collections, you should consider purchasing a luxury chess board. These units make a lovely focal point for your home. There are lots of designs available for this type of board, and they are in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.

One of the best things about these boards is that they come in a wide range of materials, colours, and styles. The result is a look that will definitely enhance the appearance of your home. As long as you get one of these units, you will certainly be able to find the right display unit for your home.

If you take pride in your home and like to keep it in good condition, you will want to look for a display unit that is easy to clean on a regular basis. Also, make sure that the unit has a maintenance warranty on it so that you can return it if it needs work done on it. Virtually every type of board that you can imagine is available, including veneer chess boards. You can buy these luxury boards as part of a set or separately. There are several different styles and sizes available.

Your decision as to whether to buy veneer chess boards or any other type of board is based on the theme and design of your home. Make sure that you take the time to visit a website where you can see all of the types of board available so that you can make an informed decision. In addition, you can compare prices and styles and determine which of the types is best suited for your specific tastes. Buying a chessboard online may be your best bet. You can see plenty of different options and compare costs. These types of products are a good investment that will help you add some flair to your home and make your game more exciting.

When you buy a chess board it will almost certainly be made of wood such as mahogany, oak, cherry, ebony, or teak. Of course, one type of board that is becoming more popular for the home game uses is rosewood chess boards. Rosewood is known for its hardness and resistance to damage.

The first thing you should do when you are looking at a board is to determine what size of board you want. If you play with children you will probably want a board that is large enough to accommodate them. 

The second thing you should do when you are shopping for a chess board is to find out how many different board colours there are available. You should be able to find boards in a variety of different colours, and you will be able to find boards that are light or dark. When you go shopping you should make sure that you get a board that fits your style.

The third thing you should do when you are looking for a board is to find out what kind of material the board is made from. For example, if you are playing chess often you will probably want a board that is made of rosewood. However, if you are playing a game with family members or friends you will likely want a wood that is less durable, such as mahogany or walnut. 

Next, you should consider the material of the board. Some boards are made from ebony, teak, or mahogany. If you want to try out another material, then you should definitely consider purchasing a rosewood chess board. You should also consider what kind of board you want. While you may not be able to find a board that matches your style, you should be able to find a chess board that matches the board like that of a grandmaster. While these boards are not often available in stores, you can find some online sellers that specialise in this type of board.

One of the last things you should do when you are buying a chess board is to make sure that it is secure enough to prevent the pieces from falling off the board. This is especially important if you have children that want to use the board. Another factor to consider when you are buying a board is whether or not you want a closed or open chess board. 

A chess board should also be able to accommodate a variety of colours. You should be able to choose from a wide variety of colours to match your decor. In addition, some of the boards are made with double wood, so they can accommodate the needs of the many and not the few (Spock quote :)).

 

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