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Every chess set needs a chess board. When you buy a full set you get both chess boards 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 to our experts to discover the best chess board for you.

19.75" Italian RC Prestige Walnut Burl Luxury Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19.75" Italian RC Prestige Walnut Burl Luxury Chess Board

£314.10 GBP

  Beautifully handcrafted in Italy. Superb quality. (50 cm) luxury board. (50 mm) playing squares. Ideal for a king height of 95mm

£314.10 GBP
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17.75" Walnut Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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17.75" Walnut Chess Board

£69.95 GBP

  Beautifully crafted  High quality Walnut and Maple. 17.75 inch board. 1.97 inch playing squares.

£69.95 GBP
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20" Handmade Acacia & Maple Solid Wood Chessboard - Official Staunton™
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20" Handmade Acacia & Maple Solid Wood Chessboard

£199.00 GBP

  Completely hand made, this is a beautiful large rustic chessboard. Using solid wood acacia and maple, with an acacia frame. These chessboards a...

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£199.00 GBP
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20" Italian Prestige Lacquered Red Erable Luxury Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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20" Italian Prestige Lacquered Red Erable Luxury Chess Board

£314.10 GBP

      Beautifully crafted in Italy. A stunning composition of red-stained Erable and Elm. High gloss finish. 20-inch board. 1.9-inch playing squar...

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£314.10 GBP
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21" Walnut & Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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21" Walnut & Maple Chess Board

£89.10 GBP

An excellent platform featuring a full-sized tournament board at 21.00 inches with 2-1/4 inch playing field squares. Clean and crisp inlaid squares.

£89.10 GBP
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21" Mahogany and Birch Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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21" Mahogany and Birch Chess Board

£89.10 GBP

A superb 21 Inch chess board with 2-1/4 Inch squares are made from sustainable wood. These Chess boards are made in alternation by inlaid work with...

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£89.10 GBP
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20" Italian Red & Black Prestige Chessboard - Official Staunton™
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20" Italian Red & Black Prestige Chessboard

£269.10 GBP

A stunning hand-made 20" Italian Red and Black high gloss lacquered chessboard, an absolute showpiece!  20" CHESSBOARD 2.00" SQUARE SIZE 

£269.10 GBP
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17.75 Inch Mahogany and Sycamore Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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17.75 Inch Mahogany and Sycamore Chess Board

£64.95 GBP

    A superb 17.75 Inch chess board with 2 Inch squares are made from sustainable wood. These Chess boards are made in alternation by inlaid work w...

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£64.95 GBP
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14" Walnut and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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14" Walnut and Maple Chess Board

£59.95 GBP

  Mid Sized Walnut and Maple Chessboard 14.00 inch board. 1.5 inch playing squares. Ideal for a king height of up to 3.25 inches. Inlaid Veneer ...

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£59.95 GBP
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23.6 Inch Italian Prestige Elm Briar wood Chess Cabinet with Drawer - Official Staunton™
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23.6 Inch Italian Prestige Elm Briar wood Chess Cabinet with Drawer

£584.10 GBP

    Beautifully crafted in Italy. Substantial Briarwood and Elm cabinet. Drawer for chess piece storage. 23.6-inch board (60 cms). 2 inch (5.1cm) ...

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£584.10 GBP
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14" Mahogany Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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14" Mahogany Chess Board

£59.95 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 elegan...

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£59.95 GBP
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Luxury Hand Made Solid Acacia Wood Raised Platform Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Luxury Hand Made Solid Acacia Wood Raised Platform Chess Board

£269.10 GBP

A stunning rustic hand made unit using choice cuts of acacia and maple hardwoods. The 21" chess board features a raised playing area with corner ac...

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£269.10 GBP
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20" Wide Border Walnut Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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20" Wide Border Walnut Chess Board

£134.95 GBP

A beautiful  20" wide bevelled border Walnut and Maple Chessboard. 2" square sizes

£134.95 GBP
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20" Antiqued Solid Wood Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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20" Antiqued Solid Wood Chess Board

£259.00 GBP

    Completely hand made, this is a beautiful large rustic chessboard. Using solid wood and applying an antiqued and aged finish for those seeking ...

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£259.00 GBP
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Contemporary Anegre Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Contemporary Anegre Chess Board

£67.46 GBP

This chessboard would appeal to those looking for a contemporary look whilst also maintaining the classical " black and white" look. This slimline...

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£67.46 GBP
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23" Briarwood and Elmwood Luxury Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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23" Briarwood and Elmwood Luxury Chess Board

£355.50 GBP

Beautifully crafted in Italy. Outstanding quality. 23.6-inch luxury board. 2.36-inch playing squares. Ideal for a king height of 4 inches. Outsta...

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£355.50 GBP
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19.7" Walnut and Maple Walnut Deluxe Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19.7" Walnut and Maple Walnut Deluxe Chess Board

£157.46 GBP

  A High grade Walnut and Maple construction using modern fabrication techniques has produced a board with pristine lines and very critical detai...

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£157.46 GBP
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17.75 RC Walnut and Maple Deluxe Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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17.75 RC Walnut and Maple Deluxe Chess Board

£112.46 GBP

  Beautifully crafted in Spain. High quality Walnut and Maple. 17.75 inch deluxe board. 1.75 inch playing squares.

£112.46 GBP
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19" Algebraic Tournament Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19" Algebraic Tournament Chess Board

£71.96 GBP

Perfect for the club chess player or budding grandmaster. 19" Tournament chessboard with clear algebraic notation perimeter. Fitted corner base pad...

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£71.96 GBP
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19" European Anegre and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19" European Anegre and Maple Chess Board

£62.96 GBP

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

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£62.96 GBP
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19" Handmade Rosewood and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19" Handmade Rosewood and Maple Chess Board

£161.96 GBP

Beautiful hand-made Solid wood Chess Board. This 19-inch chessboard has been carefully handcrafted using solid Rosewood and Maple. Hand polished an...

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£161.96 GBP
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19" Padauk and Maple Rounded Edge Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19" Padauk and Maple Rounded Edge Chess Board

£67.46 GBP

  A beautiful 19 Inch Padauk and Maple chess Board. These Chess boards are made in alternation by inlaid Work. This chess board features round-s...

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£67.46 GBP
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21" Algebraic Notation Tournament Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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21" Algebraic Notation Tournament Chess Board

£76.46 GBP

  Perfect for the club chess player or budding grandmaster. 21" Tournament chessboard with clear algebraic notation perimeter. Fitted corner base p...

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£76.46 GBP
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22" Handmade Solid Acacia & Maple Wood Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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22" Handmade Solid Acacia & Maple Wood Chess Board

£269.10 GBP

  Completely hand made, this is a beautiful large rustic chessboard. Using solid wood acacia and maple, with an acacia frame. These chessboards ...

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£269.10 GBP
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23 Inch Deluxe Montgoy Palisander Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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23 Inch Deluxe Montgoy Palisander Chess Board

£179.96 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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£179.96 GBP
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Madrona Briarwood Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Madrona Briarwood Chess Board

£359.10 GBP

  A stunning large 60cm Italian made chess board. Using beautiful Madrona and Briarwood inlays, this extra-large chess board is the ideal partner...

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£359.10 GBP
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Every chess set needs a chess board. When you buy a full set you get both chess boards 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 to 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 Chess Boards

When you are looking to buy a new 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 chess board 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 chess board.


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 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 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 chess board will likely understand just how difficult it is to find the perfect size for their pieces, since chess board 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 chess board. Your pieces should never overlap over the squares of the chess board. Read our full article on choosing the right size chess board to match your pieces for more information. 

 

‎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 chess board correctly, read our guide on setting up a chessboard

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