Wooden Chess Sets

Wooden Chess Sets for Sale

We offer a superb range of wooden chess sets to suit everyone, from luxurious chess combinations right through to economy ranges, which feature products such as our folding travel chess sets and school tournament sets, we cater for all budgets without comprising on quality. Our promise and commitment are to offer value for money on all of our chess set whether it be from our luxury chess sets range or economy range. We constantly strive to reach and maintain excellence and it is worthy of mentioning the painstaking quality control we adopt here at Official Staunton chess company. Make the right move, invest in the best, and buy an Official Staunton Chess Set!  


 

10 Inch Magnetic Wooden Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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10 Inch Magnetic Wooden Chess Set

£44.95 GBP

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

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£44.95 GBP
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10" School Folding Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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10" School Folding Chess Set

£29.95 GBP

  The 'school chess' it's ideal for young chess players or those that need portability while on the move.    King Height:  2.5 inches (6.35 cm)Ki...

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£29.95 GBP
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12" Solid Wood Magnetic Push Drawer Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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12" Solid Wood Magnetic Push Drawer Chess Set

£74.47 GBP

A superb 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 from either...

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£74.47 GBP
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14" Magnetic Folding Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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14" Magnetic Folding Chess Set

£74.95 GBP

Our Best Selling Folding Chess Set Can’t figure out what gift to buy for your friend, co-worker, or family member? A finely made folding chess set...

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£74.95 GBP
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15.75 " Classic Ebonised Mahogany Wooden Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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15.75 " Classic Ebonised Mahogany Wooden Chess Set & Box

£94.95 GBP

An entry-level chess set combination of high quality at a very affordable price- boxwood weighted and felted pieces. This chessboard has been e...

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£94.95 GBP
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15.75" Classic Mahogany Acacia and Boxwood Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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15.75" Classic Mahogany Acacia and Boxwood Chess Set

£74.95 GBP

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

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£74.95 GBP
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15.75" Walnut Black Classic Wooden Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™

15.75" Walnut Black Classic Wooden Chess Set & Box

£129.95 GBP

CLASSIC STYLED CHESS SET COMBINATION Superb entry-level chess set featuring the classically styled chessmen with the 3.00-inch king;  the dark ...

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£129.95 GBP
15.75" Walnut Classic Acacia Wooden Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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15.75" Walnut Classic Acacia Wooden Chess Set

£79.95 GBP

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

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£79.95 GBP
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19 "Acacia Walnut Winchester Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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19 "Acacia Walnut Winchester Chess Set

£299.00 GBP

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

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£299.00 GBP
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19"  Italian Decorative Leatherette Storage Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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19" Italian Decorative Leatherette Storage Chess Set

£199.95 GBP

  Beautifully presented Italian made leatherette decorative chess board with storage facility, quality hand-carved, and turned wooden Staunton Ch...

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£199.95 GBP
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19" Acacia Winchester Mahogany Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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19" 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 ...

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£299.00 GBP
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19" Fierce Knight Acacia & Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™

19" Fierce Knight Acacia & Mahogany Chess Set

£149.95 GBP

  With a King height is 3.5 Inch (approx) this set is a premium chess set priced at an excellent value. The chess board is made with inlaid maho...

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£149.95 GBP
19" Zagreb Ebonised Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™

19" Zagreb Ebonised Walnut Chess Set

£179.95 GBP

  The 3.78 Inch Zagreb 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 ve...

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£179.95 GBP
3.5" Antique Old English Chess Pieces Mahogany Chessboard & Box - Official Staunton™
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3.5" Antique Old English Chess Pieces Mahogany Chessboard & Box

£349.00 GBP

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

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£349.00 GBP
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A Leningrad Acacia Mahogany Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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A Leningrad Acacia Mahogany Chess Set Combination

£259.00 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 th...

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£259.00 GBP
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A Leningrad Ebonised Mahogany Acacia Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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A Leningrad Ebonised Mahogany Acacia Chess Set Combination

£259.00 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 v...

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£259.00 GBP
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A Tournament Classic Acacia & Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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A Tournament Classic Acacia & Walnut Chess Set

£144.95 GBP

  Quality chess set featuring the classically styled chessmen; the dark side of this set is made from hardwood. The opposing army pieces are ...

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£144.95 GBP
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Acacia Bridled Walnut Deluxe Moulded Edge Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Acacia Bridled Walnut Deluxe Moulded Edge Chess Set

£259.95 GBP

  The king features a unique, one of a kind finial, and the queen coronet has sharp distinct points. Hand-carved from acacia wood and boxwood ha...

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Acacia Fierce Knight Walnut Moulded Deluxe Chess Set - Official Staunton™

Acacia Fierce Knight Walnut Moulded Deluxe Chess Set

£259.95 GBP

  King height 3.5" core weighted/felted pieces 4 Queen Set-  A High grade Walnut and Maple construction using modern fabrication techniques has ...

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£259.95 GBP
Anjan Zagreb Padauk Chess Set - Official Staunton™

Anjan Zagreb Padauk Chess Set

£249.00 GBP

  An unusual, yet a popular set of chess pieces. In contrast to the popular Staunton design, the bishop doesn't have a mitre but is smooth and f...

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£249.00 GBP
Apple Design Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Apple Design Walnut Chess Set

£179.45 GBP

  A unique chess set design featuring an Apple shaped set of chess pieces matched with a 17.75" Walnut and Maple Chess Board. The pieces are nic...

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£179.45 GBP
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Artistic Parker Anegre Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Artistic Parker Anegre Chess Set

£229.95 GBP

    A beautiful Staunton design with a twist! The stunning patterns and high lacquered coatings really do make this a great set to play and display...

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£229.95 GBP
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Black Winchester Anegre Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Black Winchester Anegre Chess Set Combination

£179.95 GBP

    Typically Staunton in design, this set is suitable even for grandmaster tournament chess matches! Beautiful stained black and hand polished to ...

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£179.95 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

£299.00 GBP

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

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£299.00 GBP
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We offer a superb range of wooden chess sets to suit everyone, from luxurious chess combinations right through to economy ranges, which feature products such as our folding travel chess sets and school tournament sets, we cater for all budgets without comprising on quality. Our promise and commitment are to offer value for money on all of our chess set whether it be from our luxury chess sets range or economy range. We constantly strive to reach and maintain excellence and it is worthy of mentioning the painstaking quality control we adopt here at Official Staunton chess company. Make the right move, invest in the best, and buy an Official Staunton Chess Set!  


 

Looking for particular chess pieces by name? There are many chess pieces by name, the most renowned being the Staunton chess pieces. We name all of the series of pieces so they may be easily identified in search or to cross-reference and much easier to navigate throughout our chess store. 

  • Owning a wooden chess set of quality is the main factor when deciding to purchase. Your choice is easy when shopping at Official Staunton, we retail only in the finest handcrafted and carved chess set of all types of wood including but not limited to Acacia wood, Sheesham wood Ebony, and the very rare Rosewood chess piece sets. Our Wooden chess set range caters to many styles and has a broad price range to engage all customers no matter what their budget. We constantly price match and check our competitors for like chess sets, board boxes, etc and we offer price promise if you find the same product cheaper elsewhere we will beat that price! 

  • Rest assured that shopping at The Official Chess Company means you're getting the finest chess products at the very best prices, add in free UK shipping, your money is spent wisely. Almost all our chess pieces are weighted and felted to give that fine heft of piece movement and to streamline your gameplay. Our wooden chess sets hold a 2-year guarantee against natural defects. You also have a no-quibble 60-day return policy, so long as we are advised of your return within the designated time frame of 14 days. 
  • Our range of magnetic travel sets are also listed within this category, here we cater for many different travel sets; offering 7 inches to 14-inch portable travel magnetic chess sets with storage boards and travel pouch.  We have the lowest priced magnetic chess sets that kids love to play chess on and what better way to keep your child occupied on those long holiday trips?! 
  • Our folding magnetic sets are manufactured by The English chess company, Amritsar Branch, India. We have sourced our travel chess from India for over a decade. We also supply many high street stores with our fine range of travel chess sets, you will find our sets in the only dedicated UK chess store which is in our capital city of London. Most of our magnetic chess sets are built with individual piece slotted compartments, providing easy and protective storage of the chess pieces when not in play. 

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The Timeless Beauty of an Elegant Wooden Chess Set A wooden chess set is known to be very durable, easy to mold into various products, and is among the most common material used in the manufacture of quality chess sets. Antique chess sets, such as the ones found in museums are truly beautiful and timeless in their appearance. Even modern chess sets still make use of designs based on models from the past. You will not find an international competition that makes use of materials anything other than wood for a truly authentic experience. There are still more advantages to using wood. For example, the fact that they are more available means that it’ll be easier to find replacements should you ever lose a piece

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Why Wooden Chess Sets Are So Popular

Wood is such a well-known substance in the construction of luxury chess sets not only due to its natural elegance, charm, and flair but also because it can be readily hand-carved into any kind of structure. It can also be easily stained for a more refined appearance or painted into a large variety of different colours. Due to the large variety of wooden chess sets available, you'll discover that these sets can be found at a wide range of costs, making them an excellent choice.

 

Wooden chess sets are nowadays set as the standard in modern chess. Their beauty and elegance, as well as the relative ease of dealing with this material, have been the main features which have prompted the wooden chess sets in the top of the most appreciated chess sets available on the market.

Wood, one of the most beautiful materials found in abundance in nature can offer spectacular views for the human eye. The disposal of its fibres, as well as their colour, make the chess pieces acquire unique sparkles that will enchant the player's eyes. The diversity of wood types from which the sets are made can also contribute to the great appearance of a wooden set. By far the most spectacular wooden chess pieces are those combining the dark look of ebony with that bright yellow boxwood. Other spectacular combinations include rosewood and boxwood and natural and ebonized boxwood. Golden rosewood is also extremely used in making wooden chess pieces.

When it comes to design, most wooden chess sets follow the Staunton pattern, so that along with their great looks they will also be highly functional. The most expensive wooden chess sets usually have the Staunton pattern at the basis of their design, but the carvings are more detailed and intricate so that they amaze the viewer. The Knight is usually the chess piece that gets most of the attention. In some chess sets, the Knight is the accurate replica of a normal horse, having a detailed mane, teeth, and a tough facial expression. The simpler designs usually have lower prices, unless they are made from rare wood.

wooden chess sets

According to the way it was produced, the wooden chess sets fall under two categories: the hand-carved wooden chess and the machine-made sets. The first category is also the more expensive one as each and every piece is hand carved with great attention to detail. This involves hours of assiduous work and thus a limited number of chess sets available on the market. Like any other hand-made item, these wooden chess sets are highly praised and looked by collectors from all over the world. The machine-made wooden chess piece tends to be less expensive because the time and budget needed to complete a set are significantly lower than if hand carved. Also, numerous sets can be released on the market, so that people have where to choose from.

Wooden chess sets are suitable for tournaments as they are easy to place in position, are relatively soft when touched, and have an elegant, yet simple look which can be immediately spotted on the chessboard. At the same time, the wooden sets are suitable for private chess collections, especially if they are hand-carved and made of rare wood.

In order to highlight the beautiful features of a chess set, it is imperative that they are paired with a chessboard that matches their looks. If possible, it is recommended that the pieces and the chessboard are made of the same types of wood.

  

 

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