Whether you are starting out or you are an experienced chess player already using classical chess openings like the Queen’s Gambit, this chess set is perfect for you. This medieval themed chess set will take you back to the life of the nobility during the Middle Ages. Kings, knights, queens, and castle turret chess pieces invoke the aesthetic of the period. The 15 inch board with walnut and maple color squares is intentionally distressed to match the antique-styled brown and ivory color resin chessmen. The chess pieces boast intricate detail and invoke Celtic and 14th century aesthetics in their design. Modern chess was invented in Europe, based on an Arabic game (Shatranj) that was based on an Indian game (Chaturanga). During the Middle Ages it spread across Europe and evolved into the game we know and love today. Chess is a game of infinite variations and possibly the most challenging strategy game ever created. It has lasted through the centuries and is played in every corner of the world.
Medieval theme chess pieces, brown and ivory polystone
King measures 2.185 in.,1.06 in. diameter base
Chessmen collectively weigh 2.4 lbs.
Walnut veneer board 15 x 15 x 0.41 in., 1.63 in. squares