This traditional Staunton chess set combines beauty with functionality. 32 chess pieces are included in natural and brown-stained solid wood. The knights feature hand-carved details making each set unique. The chess pieces are weighted to give them extra stability on the board. Soft felt on the bottom protects the board surface from scratches. The walnut wood veneer board is a classic and is designed to withstand years of play. While the board is spacious enough to play a game of chess without feeling crowded, it is small enough to fit on a small table at a coffee shop or to enjoy a game on a park bench.Staunton design has become the standard for tournament play. The pieces are easily distinguishable making for easier game play. Knights are made to resemble a horse. Kings are the tallest pieces featuring a cross atop a closed crown. Queens are slightly smaller than the kings and feature a coronet topped with a small ball. Rooks feature castle battlements, and bishops resemble a liturgical headdress of a western church. Pawns are the smallest and are topped by a plain ball.
- Walnut wood veneer board, 1.5 inch squares
- Board measures 14.7 x 14.7 x .25 inches
- Traditional Staunton style chessmen, weighted and hand-polished
- King measures 3 inches tall