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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.

Appaloosa Italian Prestige Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Appaloosa Italian Prestige Chess Set

£715.50 GBP

What an absolutely stunning chess set! Beautifully hand-carved chess pieces matched with an equally stunning Italian made chessboard. This combinat...

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£715.50 GBP
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Canterbury Imperial Rosewood Italian Briarwood Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Canterbury Imperial Rosewood Italian Briarwood Chess Set

£629.10 GBP

All the pieces have been expertly hand-carved and finished and polished and are satisfying in the hand. This combination is special in every way W...

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£629.10 GBP
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Italian Prestige Ferrari Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Italian Prestige Ferrari Chess Set

£805.50 GBP

This combination is simply spectacular!  Weighted for perfect balance. Bases covered with billiard cloth. Stunning 23" chessboard. Beautifully orn...

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£805.50 GBP
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Italian Red Black Squadron Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Italian Red Black Squadron Chess Set

£359.10 GBP

  These excellent hand-carved chess pieces are made of hardwood Boxwood with excellent design-build quality. All of the chess pieces bases have fel...

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£359.10 GBP
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Italian Imperial Ebano Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™

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
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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Leningrad Acacia Mahogany Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Leningrad Acacia Mahogany Chess Set Combination

£179.95 GBP

    The 3.78 Inch Leningrad is one of our best sellers and it is easy to see why. This super stylish set of pieces is simply lush, coupled with the...

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£179.95 GBP
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Imperial Ebonised Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Imperial Ebonised Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£225.00 GBP

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

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£225.00 GBP
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1849 Antiqued Ebony Solid &  23" Acacia Ebony Chessboard - Official Staunton™

1849 Antiqued Ebony Solid & 23" Acacia Ebony Chessboard

£599.00 GBP

Our team of designers and craftsmen have reproduced a Jaques set circa 1849.  The attention to detail is incredible, the carving of the knights, in...

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£599.00 GBP
1849 Antique Black Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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1849 Antique Black Walnut Chess Set

£349.00 GBP

The attention to detail is incredible, the carving of the knights, in particular, is just superb. The finishing of these hand-carved and turned pie...

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£349.00 GBP
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Imperial Acacia Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Imperial Acacia Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£251.10 GBP

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

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£251.10 GBP
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23.6 Inch Italian Prestige Elite Knight & Elm Briar wood Chess Cabinet - Official Staunton™
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23.6 Inch Italian Prestige Elite Knight & Elm Briar wood Chess Cabinet

£649.00 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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£649.00 GBP
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Arabian Knight Redwood Italian Elm Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Arabian Knight Redwood Italian Elm Chess Set

£595.00 GBP

A stunning design with an incredibly beautiful hand-carved knight. The beautiful facial and mane intricacies make this one of our most loved chess ...

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£595.00 GBP
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Arabian Knight Ebony Italian Prestige Elm Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Arabian Knight Ebony Italian Prestige Elm Chess Set

£695.00 GBP

A stunning design with an incredibly beautiful hand-carved knight. The beautiful facial and mane intricacies make this one of our most loved chess ...

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£695.00 GBP
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Imperial Acacia Platform Walnut Burl Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Imperial Acacia Platform Walnut Burl Chess Set

£379.00 GBP

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

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£379.00 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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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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Professional Stallion Acacia Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Professional Stallion Acacia Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£299.00 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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£299.00 GBP
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Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces & Mahogany Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces & Mahogany Chess Board

£179.10 GBP

Carefully crafted in the UK. Intricately detailed pieces. 3.5 inch King height. Heavy stone crushed resin. Deep copper brown and rich cream finish...

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£179.10 GBP
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Elite Italian Series Red Erable Chess Set - Official Staunton™

Elite Italian Series Red Erable Chess Set

£495.00 GBP

    Notable are the wide bases that add to the overall aesthetics and playability. The knight is hand-carved and the facial features are well defin...

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£495.00 GBP
Bath Ebony Italian Prestige Elm Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Bath Ebony Italian Prestige Elm Chess Set

£895.50 GBP

  Chess Pieces Meticulously crafted from solid precious ebony wood. Intricate detailing. 4.25 inch (108 mm) king. 4 queens. Weighted for perfect b...

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£895.50 GBP
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Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces, Solid Wood Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces, Solid Wood Chess Board

£249.00 GBP

  They are owned and exhibited by the British Museum in London, which has 82 of the original pieces, and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinbur...

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£249.00 GBP
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21" Acacia Winchester Mahogany Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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21" Acacia Winchester Mahogany Chess Set Combination

£299.00 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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£299.00 GBP
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ECC Isle of Lewis Ivory & Teak Chess Pieces, Mahogany Board & Rexine Box - Official Staunton™
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ECC Isle of Lewis Ivory & Teak Chess Pieces, Mahogany Board & Rexine Box

£299.00 GBP

English chess company has created a fantastic version of the iconic Isle of Lewis chessmen, beautifully detailed, using crushed marble, stone, ...

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£299.00 GBP
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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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