The Official Staunton chess set company About Us page

We are the world's premier source for the finest chess sets available on the market today. We take great pride in the services we provide to all the dedicated fans of the timeless tradition of chess. 

Please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are more than happy to assist you in finding the greatest, heirloom quality chess set you will ever own. The Official Staunton designs, as required for tournament and formal play by the U.S. Chess Federation and the World Chess Federation (FIDE), and enhanced variations of this design is a further indication of the hegemonic status of this kind of chess equipment. Howard Staunton, an English master of the 1800's, produced a design of chess pieces that was adopted throughout the world in large measure because of the historical prominence of chess at the precise juncture when national chess organizations, championship tournaments and titles were introduced

 About Us: 

Official Staunton are purveyors of innovative collectible Staunton Chess Sets. We continually strive to push the boundaries of excellence whilst maintaining the integrity of the craft. We trust you will enjoy your chess set and that it brings you many pleasurable hours of game play. We are also very pleased and excited to announce the addition of the fabulous Official Staunton range of limited edition chess sets, to our catalogue.

  • The leading brand in quality chess sets and boards
  • The web store of the Official Staunton range of chess sets
  • We have branches in the UK 
  • With 20 years of experience
  • On-site quality control




Our UK branch is based in the heart of the English countryside in Shropshire

The Official Staunton Chess Company
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