This set of French Staunton style chessmen includes light and dark wood colors with billiard style emerald felt bottoms and canvas drawstring bag for storage. The Staunton design has become the standard for chess play. The pieces are easily distinguishable making for easier game play. Crafted using unweighted wood with a semi glossy finish. The benefits of chess are enormous. Children who partake in chess boost their critical thinking, problem solving, spatial awareness and socialization skills, making it a great addition to any classroom or household.