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If you are looking for a new Chess Set, you may be overwhelmed by all of the different types, styles, and sizes of chess sets. You’ll find wooden chess sets to luxury chess sets, and Staunton Sets to Isle Of Lewis Chess Sets. All look slightly different but they all allow you to play the game of chess in the same way.

Whatever type of chess set you need, Official Staunton can help. Browse our extensive range and choose a set you like, read a little more information about the types of chess sets, or call our team for some advice on which set will be best for you.

20" Stallion Rosewood Acacia Handmade Chess Set & Rexene Box
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20" Stallion Rosewood Acacia Handmade Chess Set & Rexene Box

£359.10 GBP

A beautiful hand-carved set of Staunton chess pieces. Made using solid rosewood which is scarce these days and no longer available to purchase as "...

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£359.10 GBP
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21" Acacia Winchester Mahogany Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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17.75" Acacia Winchester Mahogany Chess Set Combination

£279.00 GBP

    Typically Staunton in design, this set is suitable even for grandmaster tournament chess matches! Beautiful natural grained acacia wood, this s...

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£279.00 GBP
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Italian Imperial Ebano Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Italian Imperial Ebano Chess Set & Box

£399.00 GBP

Beautiful 20" Italian Chess Board Chess Pieces are Hand Crafted from rosewood and boxwood. Weighted and felted. 3.75 inch (95 mm) king. Two additi...

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£399.00 GBP
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Aviator Padauk Chess Pieces Mahogany Board & Rexine Box - Official Staunton™
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Aviator Padauk Chess Pieces Mahogany Board & Rexine Box

£349.00 GBP

The design is based on the celebrated Staunton pattern developed by Jaques of London in collaboration with the English Grandmaster Howard Staunton ...

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£349.00 GBP
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Grand Acacia Executive Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Grand Acacia Executive Mahogany Chess Set

£134.95 GBP

Extremely popular set given the relatively low price for such a beautiful sculpture. Perfect for battle.  Hand turned and carved. A delicate take ...

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£134.95 GBP
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Stallion Black Walnut Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Stallion Black Walnut Chess Set & Box

£199.00 GBP

A traditionally styled set of Staunton chess pieces hand-carved and turned using sustainable Boxwood hardwood. The piece's largest component is the...

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£199.00 GBP
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Professional Stallion Black Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Professional Stallion Black Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£199.00 GBP

Professional Stallion 3.75" Series is an ideal set for playing in Clubs and Tournaments alike. Its well-figured knights and well-proportioned chess...

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£199.00 GBP
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Contemporary Anegre Professional Chess Set & Burl Root Box - Official Staunton™
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Contemporary Anegre Professional Chess Set & Burl Root Box

£269.10 GBP

Featuring a very popular Staunton chess design set of pieces. True to an original Jaques knight design from 1849, this set is sure to please both t...

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£269.10 GBP
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Championship Salvador Anegre High Gloss Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Championship Salvador Anegre High Gloss Chess Set

£449.10 GBP

A top quality wooden set in traditional Staunton design, this elegant set speaks of taste and class. Beautifully hand carved from top quality Eb...

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£449.10 GBP
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Calvert Northern Upright Ebonised & Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Calvert Northern Upright Ebonised & Mahogany Chess Set

£179.96 GBP

The Northern Upright Chessmen are based on a design that is more than 200 years old and predates the now traditional Staunton design. The Northern ...

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£179.96 GBP
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Italian Calvert Ebano Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Italian Calvert Ebano Chess Set & Box

£359.10 GBP

The Northern Upright (or Edinburgh) chess set was a popular precursor of the Staunton pattern and is thought to have partly inspired the first Stau...

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Gold Prestige Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Gold Prestige Mahogany Chess Set

£269.10 GBP

A Beautiful showstopping centrepiece! This is a highly attractive chess set featuring the collectors series Gold and Black high coated gloss finish...

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£269.10 GBP
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Colombian Imperial Rosewood Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Colombian Imperial Rosewood Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£279.00 GBP

The king at 3.75" stands the tallest, but not to overlook is the beautiful knight that comes with this set. His elegance stems from his flowing ma...

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£279.00 GBP
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Bath Design Rosewood Italian Walnut Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Bath Design Rosewood Italian Walnut Chess Set & Box

£895.50 GBP

    Exquisitely sculpted from the very best hand-selected, ethically sourced rosewood, This incredibly beautiful large Staunton inspired design r...

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£895.50 GBP
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23" Italian Monarch Ebony Burl Root Prestige Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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23" Italian Monarch Ebony Burl Root Prestige Chess Set

£584.10 GBP

This set would suit the connoisseur and even the most fastidious collector This beautiful chess set is matched perfectly with an outstanding  23" I...

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£584.10 GBP
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Italian Walnut Monarch Ebony Pieces & Case - Official Staunton™
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Italian Walnut Monarch Ebony Pieces & Case

£715.50 GBP

  This set would suit the connoisseur and even the most fastidious collector This beautiful chess set is offered with a fabulous cushioned split li...

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£715.50 GBP
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Atlantis Prestige Italian Briar Elm Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Atlantis Prestige Italian Briar Elm Chess Set

£715.50 GBP

  Spectacular! This beautiful hand-carved chess set has to be the ultimate show stopper! The flowing knight mane and refinements make this one of o...

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£715.50 GBP
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21" Grandmaster World Championship Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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21" Grandmaster World Championship Mahogany Chess Set

£224.10 GBP

This Design is recommended for Standard Chess Tournaments as well as Blitz Play - 3.75" King height 1.6" base diameter Looks fabulous on our 21" ma...

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£224.10 GBP
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Black Winchester Mahogany Acacia Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Black Winchester Mahogany Acacia Chess Set Combination

£269.10 GBP

    Typically Staunton in design, this set is suitable even for grandmaster tournament chess matches! Beautiful natural grained boxwood wood, this ...

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4.6 Inch Sea Horse Rosebud & 21" Mahogany Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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4.6 Inch Sea Horse Rosebud & 21" Mahogany Chess Board

£269.10 GBP

  Beautifully designed hand carved and turned chess pieces using exotic bud rose and Boxwood hardwoods.   4.6 Inch King height with a 1.9-inch base...

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Artisan Renaissance Brass and Nickel Blue Erable Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Artisan Renaissance Brass and Nickel Blue Erable Chess Set

£629.10 GBP

  The Artistic Renaissance is one of our most impressive chess sets and is nothing less than spectacular! These are large and heavy chess pieces...

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£629.10 GBP
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Artisan Winchester Black Chess Pieces & Moulded Platform Solid Wood Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Artisan Winchester Black Chess Pieces & Moulded Platform Solid Wood Chess Board

£359.10 GBP

    Absolutely beautiful combination chess set featuring the very popular Winchester Staunton chess pieces set upon an outstanding solid wood hand ...

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1849 4.4" Edition Reproduction Ebony & Boxwood Combination Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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1849 4.4" Edition Reproduction Ebony & Boxwood Combination Chess Set

£1,075.50 GBP

If you're looking for the ultimate in original Staunton design chess pieces then this set will not disappoint. These chess pieces are meticulous...

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£1,075.50 GBP
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Atlantic Lacquered Natural Black & Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Atlantic Lacquered Natural Black & Mahogany Chess Set

£269.10 GBP

    The Atlantic Classic chess pieces featuring a large 3.75 Inch king. A classic Staunton design finished in stunning gloss lacquered coating. An ...

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If you are looking for a new Chess Set, you may be overwhelmed by all of the different types, styles, and sizes of chess sets. You’ll find wooden chess sets to luxury chess sets, and Staunton Sets to Isle Of Lewis Chess Sets. All look slightly different but they all allow you to play the game of chess in the same way.

Whatever type of chess set you need, Official Staunton can help. Browse our extensive range and choose a set you like, read a little more information about the types of chess sets, or call our team for some advice on which set will be best for you.

 

What Is A Chess Set?

A chess set contains everything you need to play chess. There are 32 chess pieces, a board, and usually a box to store it all in. 

Chess Set Pieces

There are 32 pieces in a complete chess set. This includes two sets of pieces in two colours, ranging from the King two pawns. Read about the different pieces in our blog or buy chess pieces in our chess shop. 

Chess Set Boards

To play chess, you’ll need a chess board in your new chess set. If you buy a complete set the chess board is designed to match the style and size of your pieces. Browse the materials and colours used for chess boards in our range.

Chess Set Boxes

To keep your chess pieces safe when not in use, a chess box comes in handy. They are usually designed to match your board and pieces, and are usually included in a chess set. Browse the different types of chess boxes in our chess box shop.


Types Of Chess Sets

Standard Chess Sets

If you need a standard chess set then you could be looking for one of two things:

A tournament standard chess set is sized specifically to adhere to tournament rules. A standard chess set in this sense has a 3.75” king, Staunton style chess pieces, and a 20” chess board. 

A Staunton chess set is another type of set that you might be looking for if you want a standard chess set. A Staunton set is so called because of its pieces, which have the traditional shape, style, and size.


Luxury Chess Sets

A luxury chess set is usually defined by two things:

The materials used to make the board and the pieces. A wooden chess set includes chess pieces that are hand carved, which has a unique and luxurious feel. Usually, it takes a specialist a day to carve 4 knights for a complete chess set.

The scarcity of the chess set. For example, is the chess set a limited edition? Is it a limited run? Are the luxury chess pieces a unique design or do other vendors sell the same chess pieces? Is a certificate supplied and or a nice presentation case? 

Whatever type of luxury you choose, a luxury chess set is the perfect treat or gift that will stand the test of time. We often find that our luxury chess sets are displayed in offices of CEO or directors, or given as birthday or wedding gifts.

Decorative Chess Sets

A decorative chess set is similar to a luxury chess set as they tend to have a luxurious design and use high quality materials. Often a decorative chess set is made from glass, silver, or wood. They are made more to be ornaments but can also functional with care.

Wooden Chess Sets

A wooden chess set, usually handarved, is usually intricate and hard wearing. These pieces can be as old as the kings and queens who played chess on them. 

There are a range of different types of wood that can be used to carve a wooden chess set, including Walnut, Maple, Rosewood, and Mahogany.  Buy a wooden chess set or learn more about them in our chess shop.

Themed Chess Sets

Themed chess is usually about fun, with characters and other novelty chess sets. They range from pieces based on TV or film characters to Hand-Painted or unique designs. Read more about themed chess sets in our blog.

Folding Chess Set

A folding chess set is often used for traveling or for occasions where storage space is a minimum. They are usually small in size and have a chess board that folds in the middle. Some folding chess sets also use the chess board to store the chess pieces when not in use. Browse our range to find the right folding chess set for you.

Which Chess Set Is Best?

Choosing a chess set can be overwhelming. With so many options it is hard to know which chess set is best. But you should make your decision based on how you intend to use your new chess set. Consider:

  • Do you want it to stay on display even when not in use, or do you want it to fold away to be stored in between games? 
  • What material do you like to look at and which do you like the feel of? 
  • Will you use your chess set for occasional games with friends and family or are you intending to compete in competitions?


What Are Official Staunton Chess Sets?

High quality Chess Sets is what we at Official Staunton are renowned for. Read more about us and our shop here.


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