Chess Sets

Chess always was a very popular game that is growing in popularity once again.

Chess sets make great gifts for schools and clubs.

But not just for keen chess players or budding Kasparov’s they are great for collectors to and make a wonderful gift for birthdays, anniversary’s, new home, retirement or any special occasion.

A great way to broaden the mind and  bring some extra style to a room.

From Wikipedia: 

  • Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. The game is played by millions of people worldwide.
  • Chess is believed to be derived from the Indian game chaturanga sometime before the 7th century.
  • Rules:
  • The king moves one square in any direction. The king also has a special move called castling that involves also moving a rook.
  • rook can move any number of squares along a rank or file, but cannot leap over other pieces. Along with the king, a rook is involved during the king’s castling move.
  • bishop can move any number of squares diagonally, but cannot leap over other pieces.
  • The queen combines the power of a rook and bishop and can move any number of squares along a rank, file, or diagonal, but cannot leap over other pieces.
  • knight moves to any of the closest squares that are not on the same rank, file, or diagonal. (Thus the move forms an “L”-shape: two squares vertically and one square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically.) The knight is the only piece that can leap over other pieces.
  • pawn can move forward to the unoccupied square immediately in front of it on the same file, or on its first move it can advance two squares along the same file, provided both squares are unoccupied (black dots in the diagram); or the pawn can capture an opponent’s piece on a square diagonally in front of it on an adjacent file, by moving to that square (black “x”s). A pawn has two special moves: the en passant capture and promotion.


The most commonly held belief is that chess originated in India, where it was called Chaturanga, which appears to have been invented in the 6th century AD. Although this is commonly believed, it is thought that Persians created a more modern version of the game after this.

Chess is supposed to help improve the IQ.  

Learning chess helps to develop thinking skills and can  improve the ability to think rationally as each player works out strategies and moves. Playing Chess can also develop patience and thoughtfulness as it can be a lengthy game. Each move can change the game and make the opponent rethink their strategy.

It is definitely an interesting game and far removed from the fast paced video games of today.


Round Wooden Set with Drawers – 30cm

This chess board is beautiful and would make a stunning gift for any age or occasion. chess board and pieceschess set

This well designed Round chess set  has a board on the top base.where you play the game and then drawers underneath where pieces can be kept so pieces are kept tidy and don’t get lost.

After all no one likes having to go looking for lost pieces before they play a game.

Size: 30 x 30 x 5.8 cms

Net Weight: 1.71 Kg

Price: 49.00 with FREE UK shipping.







The boards open out to the sizes shown and are portable as they close when the game is finished and the pieces are put safely inside.

Large Classic Chess Set 30.5cm

large chess set

This is  the Large classic chess set

Size: 35 x 35 x 2.7 cms

Net Weight: 1.18 Kg

Price: £46.00 with FREE UK shipping.











XLarge Classic Chess Set 40cmx Large chess set

This chess set is the same as the one above but a larger size as you can see.

Size: 40 x 40 x 3.4 cms

Net Weight: 1.73 Kg

Price: 58.00 with FREE UK shipping.












Zoocen HQ Wood Pieces Set – 29cm

A stunning High Quality chess set.zoocen high quality chess set

 Size: 29 x 29 x 2.8 cms

Net Weight: o.76 Kg


£28.00 wit FREE UK shipping







Zoocen HQ Metal Pieces Set – 29cm

zoocen metal pieces chess set

Another stunning High Quality chess set but this one has metal pieces.zoocen metal pieces chess set

 Size: 29 x 29 x 2.8 cms

Net Weight: o.76 Kg

Price: £50.00 with FREE UK shipping



zoocen metal pieces chess set


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