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

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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British Black Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™

British Black Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£159.95 GBP

Own beautiful hand-finished wood chess set at a fraction of the cost of comparable sets elsewhere! King 3 7/8" tall, 1 5/8" base, and weighs 54g T...

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£159.95 GBP
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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Winchester Acacia Raised Platform Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Winchester Acacia Raised Platform Chess Set

£359.10 GBP

A superb hand made chess set featuring the very popular Winchester chess pieces with a 4" king and weighted/felted bases  4 Queens as standard A st...

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£359.10 GBP
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Stallion Black Walnut Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Stallion Black Walnut Chess Set & Box

£179.10 GBP

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

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£179.10 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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£359.10 GBP
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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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Artistic Parker Walnut Bevel Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Artistic Parker Walnut Bevel Chess Board

£269.10 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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£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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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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10 Inch Magnetic Hand Made Wooden Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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10 Inch Magnetic Hand Made Wooden Chess Set

£71.96 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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£71.96 GBP
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4" Fierce Knight Acacia & Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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4" Fierce Knight Acacia & Mahogany Chess Set

£199.95 GBP

    With a King, the height is 4.00 Inches (approx) this set is a premium chess set priced at an excellent value.  The 21" chessboard is made with ...

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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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21" American Golden Rosewood Walnut Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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21" American Golden Rosewood Walnut Chess Set & Box

£224.10 GBP

Traditional Staunton design. Individually hand turned. 3.75 inch (95 mm) king. The American Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chessmen are carefully ca...

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£224.10 GBP
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Red Prestige Mahogany Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Red Prestige Mahogany Chess Set

£269.10 GBP

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

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£269.10 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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21" American Ebonised Walnut Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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21" American Ebonised Walnut Chess Set & Box

£161.96 GBP

Traditional Staunton design. Individually hand turned. 3.75 inch (95 mm) king. The American Series Boxwood Chessmen are carefully carved by hand ...

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£161.96 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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£359.10 GBP
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14"  Hand Made Magnetic Folding Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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14" Hand Made Magnetic Folding Chess Set

£89.10 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 ...

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£89.10 GBP
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15.75" Classic Economy Anegre Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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15.75" Classic Economy Anegre Chess Set Combination

£116.96 GBP

A superb economic entry-level chess set featuring the classically styled traditional chessmen; matched with an economy anegre and maple chess board...

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£116.96 GBP
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19" Artisan Leningrad Rosewood & Maple Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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19" Artisan Leningrad Rosewood & Maple Chess Set Combination

£269.10 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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£269.10 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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£269.10 GBP
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19" Zagreb Ebonised Wenge Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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19" Zagreb Ebonised Wenge Chess Set

£269.10 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 compet...

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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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