Wooden Chess Sets

Wooden Chess Sets for Sale

There are lots of different styles of wooden chess sets, magnetic, folding, rosewood, and more. You should make sure that the wooden chess set you choose matches your style and your playing preferences as well as being made of high quality wood. 

Our range of wooden chess sets at Official Staunton are some of the most sought after and renowned. We have folding wooden chess boards, hand carved wooden chess sets, walnut, mahogany, maple, and more. Browse our range to find the best wooden chess set for you

3.5" Old English Padauk Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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3.5" Old English Padauk Mahogany Chess Set

£269.10 GBP

True to the Staunton design, this tournament sized chess set would make a super addition to your collection. An aesthetically pleasing and practica...

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£269.10 GBP
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Grand Classic Acacia Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Grand Classic Acacia Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£129.95 GBP

Featuring the ever-popular Classic Staunton chess pieces matched with a European made Mahogany Chess Board and Standard entry-level chess piece box...

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£129.95 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™
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1849 Antiqued Ebony Solid & 23" Acacia Ebony Chessboard

£649.00 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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£649.00 GBP
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1849 Antique Black Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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1849 Antique Black Walnut Chess Set

£399.00 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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£399.00 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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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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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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Acacia Russian Chess Pieces Mahogany Chessboard & Box - Official Staunton™
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Acacia Russian Chess Pieces Mahogany Chessboard & Box

£199.00 GBP

A very popular set of chess pieces. In contrast to the popular Staunton design, the bishop doesn't have a mitre but is smooth and featureless all w...

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£199.00 GBP
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Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces & Walnut Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces & Walnut 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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14" Walnut Classic Acacia Wooden Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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14" Walnut Classic Acacia Wooden Chess Set

£99.95 GBP

An entry-level chess set featuring the classically styled chessmen;  the dark side of this set is made from Acacia and Boxwood hardwood. The oppos...

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£99.95 GBP
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14" Classic Mahogany Acacia and Boxwood Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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14" Classic Mahogany Acacia and Boxwood Chess Set

£99.95 GBP

BEST SELLING CHESS SET COMBINATION A superb entry-level chess set featuring the very popular classic chess pieces.   King Chess Piece Dimensions:H...

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£99.95 GBP
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12" Magnetic Hand Made Drawer Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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12" Magnetic Hand Made Drawer Chess Set

£99.95 GBP

A superb hand made chess set suitable for home use and travel When not in use the chess pieces are stored in an internal tray that can be opened f...

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£99.95 GBP
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Acacia Walnut Executive Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Acacia Walnut Executive Chess Set

£179.95 GBP

Excellent set of chess pieces. Hand-carved out of Acacia and Boxwood, weighted with felt-covered undersides. Extremely popular set given the relati...

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£179.95 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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Artistic Parker Walnut Bevel Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Artistic Parker Walnut Bevel Chess Board

£279.95 GBP

The stunning patterns and high lacquered coatings really do make this a great set to play and display, a traditional Staunton chess set with a uniq...

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£279.95 GBP
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Executive Acacia Walnut Bevel Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Executive Acacia Walnut Bevel Chess Set

£199.00 GBP

Hand turned and carved. A delicate take on the Staunton design. 3.75 inch (95 mm) king. Weighted and felted. 2 additional queens. 20" Walnut Maple...

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£199.00 GBP
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21" Artisan Leningrad Rosewood & Maple Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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21" Artisan Leningrad Rosewood & Maple Chess Set Combination

£279.00 GBP

A superb hand made chess set and chessboard. Using quality hardwoods of Rosewood Acacia Boxwood and Maple, resulting in a truly fabulous rustic che...

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£279.00 GBP
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18" Solid Acacia Imperial Stanton Chess Set Board & Box - Official Staunton™
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18" Solid Acacia Imperial Staunton Chess Set Board & Box

£299.00 GBP

If you're looking for a hand-carved chess set then this set is sure to please. The solid rustic-looking hardwood acacia and maple chess board is in...

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£299.00 GBP
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10 Inch Magnetic Hand Made Wooden Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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10 Inch Magnetic Hand Made Wooden Chess Set

£74.95 GBP

A superb handmade travel magnetic chess a solid wood chess set featuring super magnetic pieces! Excellent starter/travel chess set. 10 x 10 Inch wi...

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£74.95 GBP
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16" Handmade Solid Wood Classic Acacia Chess Set & Birch Box - Official Staunton™
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16" Handmade Solid Wood Classic Acacia Chess Set & Birch Box

£149.95 GBP

Featuring our very popular Classic Staunton design chess Pieces matched with a handmade solid acacia and boxwood hardwood chess board. Rustic charm...

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£149.95 GBP
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3.75" Stallion Acacia Wide Border Walnut Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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3.75" Stallion Acacia Wide Border Walnut Chess Set & Box

£199.00 GBP

  Superb hand carved chess set  with a King Height 3.75"  Acacia and Hardwood Boxwood Weighted and Felted bases Matched with a 20" Walnut Maple wid...

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£199.00 GBP
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Acacia Walnut Winchester Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Acacia Walnut Winchester Chess Set & Box

£279.00 GBP

QUALITY CHESS SET COMBINATION Typically Staunton in design, this set is suitable even for grandmaster tournament chess matches! Beautiful natural...

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£279.00 GBP
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There are lots of different styles of wooden chess sets, magnetic, folding, rosewood, and more. You should make sure that the wooden chess set you choose matches your style and your playing preferences as well as being made of high quality wood. 

Our range of wooden chess sets at Official Staunton are some of the most sought after and renowned. We have folding wooden chess boards, hand carved wooden chess sets, walnut, mahogany, maple, and more. Browse our range to find the best wooden chess set for you


Why Are Wooden Chess Sets So Popular? 

Wooden chess sets are the most popular type of chess set among amateurs and professionals, but what makes them so sought-after? 

Wooden chess sets are the most traditional looking type, which lends to their popularity. Their material also adds to their high quality look and feel. Using different wood types and carving methods gives wooden chess pieces striking and unique colours, such as Ebony and Boxwood and Rosewood and Boxwood.  

Wooden chess sets are also ideal for tournaments, as their soft feel, easy positioning and elegant simplicity allow players to play with calm and confidence. They typically follow the standard Staunton pattern that amatures know and professionals use as standard. So, aside from looking pretty with intricate, detailed carvings, Staunton sets ensure a quality game experience and tournament regulation boards.


Types Of Wooden Chess Sets

When it comes to wooden chess sets, there are really two types based on quality. Their quality tends to be dictated by how they are made. Hand carved wooden chess sets are typically higher quality and more expensive. Whereas machine-made wooden chess sets are cheaper in price and quality. 

Handmade Wooden Chess Pieces

Handmade chess sets are expensive as each and every piece is carved by hand by experts craftsmen. The wooden chess pieces are carved from a single block of wood but may have slight differences as they are not machine made. Similarly, wooden chess boards are hand carved, square by square.

Hand making a chess set involves hours of work, which means they take longer to produce. That also means that they are expensive to make and to buy. But, like any other hand-made item, hand carved wooden chess sets are desirable and high quality. 

Machine-Made Sets

Machine-made wooden chess pieces are made by machines from moulds or blueprint. Each one will be identical, unlike hand made pieces. Machine made chess sets also tend to be less expensive because they can be made quicker and cost far less to make. This means that more are available to buy, which can also drive market prices down. 

Whether you choose a hand made or machine made chess set is entirely down to personal preference in looks and budget. All types of wooden chess set should be somewhat durable due to wood being a hard-wearing material. 


Types Of Wood Used For Wooden Chess Sets

Lots of different types of wood can be used to make a wooden chess set. The most common are Walnut, Maple, Rosewood, and Mahogany, as they are hard wearing and carvable woods. But some chess set designs will use more than one wood. Some higher quality wooden chess sets will use alternate types of wood in their construction to form the different colours of the board and the pieces. 


Which Type Of Wood Is Best For A Chess Set?

Which wood is best for your chess set is really down to personal preference. Although the quality of the wood matters as it will dictate the chess sets’ durability, each wood has its own characteristics and features. Choosing the right one for you is something that is personal really based on how it looks.


Why Buy An Official Staunton Wooden Chess Set? 

Quality of material is so important when it comes to buying a wooden chess set. It will almost guarantee that your set will last for a long time no matter how regularly you play. 

We guarantee quality when you shop at Official Staunton. Our range of wooden chess sets are handcrafted using only the finest woods such as Acacia, Sheesham, Ebony and Rosewood. We also have lots of styles to fit every budget so that cost will never affect the quality of your chess set. Our weighted and felted wooden chess sets ensure that you have streamlined gameplay. Whereas our 7 inch and 10 inch magnetic portable wooden chess sets come with storage boards and travel pouches for your long plane or train journey.  Our magnetic chess sets are also foldable with individual compartments for each piece to ensure ultimate protection. Whatever your style, we only supply the best wooden chess sets in the UK.

All of our wooden chess sets come with a 2 year warranty, so if you notice an issue with one of our products, you can come to us with the guarantee that we can give you the quality you deserve.  And if you find one of our products cheaper from a competitor, we guarantee to give you a better price.  


Whatever type of wooden chess sets you’re looking at, our specialists at Official Staunton Chess Company can help you to find the right set for you. Speak to our team or explore our range and find the best wooden chess sets in the UK.

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