Welcome to Official Staunton, home to the finest quality chess sets and boards. Buying your Official Staunton heirloom here means you can rest assured that you will receive a top quality product. We are honoured to count Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and celebrities such as Take That, among our many customers.

During our 20 years service, we have also been privileged to have supplied Linley at Belgravia, The Savoy London and TV show The Apprentice. The reason we have such prestigious clients is our outstanding customer service. We offer same day dispatch, a no quibble 60 day returns policy backed by a 2-year guarantee and we hand check all of our products before they leave our store. So if you're looking for a premium quality chess set then we look forward to serving you.


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Official Staunton™ has been proudly serving customers since 1993 with our top of the range chess pieces, boards, clocks and more. We also hand-pick the finest boards from around the world. Our collections are limited editions and collectibles, and some lines are registered with the copyright bureau. But we don't just stop at quality merchandise: One of our highest values is customer service, and we are committed to working tirelessly to give you the best experience possible. We aren't satisfied unless you are. That's why we offer a full 60-day return policy as well as a 24-month guarantee. So welcome to our site, take a look around, and fall in love with our beautiful handcrafted products.

If you have any questions, please contact us or if you have some special requirements we'll do our best to help you find what you're looking for. We look forward to working with you.  
  • Staunton is the ultimate for players and collectors alike. It's present standing in its impeccable ancestry is unquestioned. The firm introduced the first Staunton design to players in October 1849 and have been producing the world standard ever since. The form, board presence and exquisite craftsmanship of a Staunton chess set have been recaptured in our Antiqued collection and are being offered for the first time through our company. 
  • We are specialists in every aspect of chess product retailing. Our journey began way back in 1993 when we were one of the main tournament Chess organizers in the UK. We traveled many roads nationally to provide chess set equipment and also set up a stall by means of a trestle table with featuring a wide array of chess sets, boards, pieces and a selection of chess books and software. As a natural progression, we first launched our online stores in 2003, we were fortunate enough to have the eBay platform to market test lots of different types of chess sets and boards to ascertain what was popular and sort through what was not so. Present day we are proud to be among the very best chess set shops in the UK - although based in the United Kingdom we have set up with the best couriers in the World to extend our services and chess products to Worldwide shipping. 
  • Our company is renown leaders in the reproduction of Jaques of London antique chess sets. Chess collectors rave positively about our meticulous attention to detail in maintaining the design specifics of the old games masters John Jaques who are accredited pioneers of the original Staunton design chess set. We work tirelessly with our manufacturers to reach the heights no other chess company has attained, including having to absorb the pirate chess company chess bazaar who seem hell-bent on copying every antique Jaques design we launch. Still, we thrive as we are pioneers in chess set procurement and continue to strive to attain perfection.
  • If you want the very best in chess sets and chess boards then rest assured of our continued efforts in pushing the boundaries in chess set manufacturer. We have teamed up with one of the World's most respected chess manufacturers who are on the same mission as us to succeed where every other chess company has failed, and that is in its procurement of the finest chess pieces in the World. In our most recent meeting, we discussed the need to eliminate the poor quality chess sets emanating from this cottage industry and plaguing the internet on many platforms. Our experience has proved this one fact, cheaper chess sets mean lower quality! you cannot cut corners when it comes to chess set manufacture. Make the right move and choose us as your one-stop chess shop.
  • We are very proud to stock the fabulous English Chess Company range of incredible quality unique chess sets, boards, and pieces. The English chess company chess set range is carefully checked and repackaged prior to delivery, ensuring the perfect chess set reaches you. In the unlikely event a set is not received in good order then we work with our customers to resolve any issues which may arise seamlessly and efficiently. Our reputation has grown exponentially over the past 5 years and we have emerged as the leading brand in Staunton chess sets. If your goal is to own the finest chess pieces in Staunton design, then our promise to you is simple, there are no other companies who can offer a like for like Staunton chess set in every respect of and including design specific, quality of carving and finish and price! The sets we offer at £495.00, for example, will cost you twice as much from any other retailer! How is this possible I hear you ask? Simple! We are not solely a retailer of chess sets, we actually are associated with the best chess set manufacturer in the World, in turn, we are able to offer the best-priced quality chess sets and boards in the World by eliminating the middlemen! We also work tirelessly with our manufacturing hub to eliminate the mass-produced cheaply made chess sets that emanate from Amritsar onto eBay and the likes of the bazaar platforms selling poorly made sets and fooling the customers into bagging a bargain whereas the truth is the products are extremely poorly made!  
  • Rest assured of our commitment to your full satisfaction, we promise you that your shopping experience here at Official Staunton Chess Company will be the very best experience you have received and we stand firmly behind our company ethos, of the customer is always right!  Make the right move, invest in the best, buy an Official Staunton Chess Set today!  We offer as standard free 48hour UK delivery! Again to offer this generous offer we have established firm relationships with Royal Mail, Parcelforce, and DPD to offer a free courier signed for and insured delivery, securing your chess set online order is received both promptly and securely. For international chess set order we have teamed up with Parcelforce GLS service, again we offer some of the lowest rates and this, in turn, has enabled us to have a wider customer reach, happily serving chess set lovers Worldwide. We have recently ventured our business as far as Canada with our US retail arm Chess Sets USA Even though we operate an online-only sales platform, if you're ever in London, then head over to Baker Street where you will find the UK's only dedicated chess shop! We are associated with the London Chess Shop and we both stock the fine English Chess Sets range. There you have it, I think I have briefly covered everything? From the finest chess pieces to no quibble 60 days returns, Free shipping, Low price Worldwide delivery and in-house Quality control. I am confident that in our 20 plus years of retailing high-end chess sets and boards we are well placed in offering the best services to our customer, right across the board!   
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