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

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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£269.10 GBP
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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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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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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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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

£299.00 GBP

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

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£299.00 GBP
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3.9" Imperial Ebony and Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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3.9" Imperial Ebony and Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£323.10 GBP

3.9" king height with a 1.7" base diameter. Matched with our 17.75" Mahogany Chess Board Ebony and Boxwood Chessmen 1 Rules Booklet Three Year Wa...

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£323.10 GBP
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Leningrad Ebonised Mahogany Acacia Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Leningrad Ebonised Mahogany Acacia Chess Set Combination

£224.10 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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Antique Lacquered Atlantic Chess Pieces & Mahogany Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Antique Lacquered Atlantic Chess Pieces & Mahogany Chess Board

£179.10 GBP

The Atlantic Classic chess pieces featuring a large 4.00 Inch king. A classic Staunton design finished in stunning gloss lacquered coating. An aest...

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£179.10 GBP
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Atlantic Hand Made Solid Rosewood Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Atlantic Hand Made Solid Rosewood Chess Set Combination

£224.10 GBP

The Atlantic Classic chess pieces featuring a large 4.00-inch king. A classic Staunton design finished in stunning gloss lacquered coating. An aest...

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British Acacia Wenge and Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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British Acacia Wenge and Walnut Chess Set

£269.10 GBP

Outstanding British design chess pieces set that looks stunning on our 19" wenge and maple chessboard and a walnut chess box 32 Chessmen- 3.75" Ki...

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Classic Ebonised Mahogany Wooden Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Classic Ebonised Mahogany Wooden Chess Set & Box

£125.96 GBP

An entry-level chess set combination at a very affordable price- boxwood weighted and felted pieces. Supplied with a standard mahogany stained bir...

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£125.96 GBP
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Collectors Series Walnut Bevelled Chess Combination - Official Staunton™
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Collectors Series Walnut Bevelled Chess Combination

£323.10 GBP

Exceptional hand carve triple weight broad base chess pieces will make a fine addition to your chess collection. The classic Staunton-style design ...

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Elite Players Mahogany Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Elite Players Mahogany Chess Set Combination

£269.10 GBP

    The Elite Players Series feature a sublime Traditional Staunton styled set of chess pieces that exude quality. Notable are the wide bases which...

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Executive Acacia Chess Pieces with Moulded Platform Chess Board & Box - Official Staunton™
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Executive Acacia Chess Pieces with Moulded Platform Chess Board & Box

£323.10 GBP

  A beautiful 21" hand made chessboard which sets the perfect platform for that all-important duel of the mind. Matched with our popular Executiv...

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£323.10 GBP
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Leningrad Ebonised Chess Pieces & Walnut Board - Official Staunton™
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Leningrad Ebonised Chess Pieces & Walnut Board

£224.10 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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£224.10 GBP
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World Series & Anegre Board Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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World Series & Anegre Board Chess Set

£224.10 GBP

  The distinctive set was designed by internationally renowned Pentagram designer and architect Daniel Weil. This set is a reproduction. The piece...

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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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