This traditional Staunton chess set combines beauty with functionality. 32 chess pieces are included in natural and brown-stained solid wood. Each piece is hand-polished, and the knights feature hand-carved details making each set unique. The chessmen are weighted to give them extra stability on the board. Brown billiard felt on bottom protects the board surface from scratches. Two drawstring cloth bags are included for storing the pieces.The walnut and maple wood veneer board with a walnut border 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/Maple wood veneer board, 1.5 inch squares
Board measures 15 x 15 x .375 inches
Traditional Staunton style chessmen, weighted and hand-polished