Best Wooden Chess Sets » 5 Picks

by Chess Guides

If you like playing chess and prefer a wooden chess board to play it with your friends or family members, read this article. In it, I will list and briefly review the top 5 best wooden chess sets that you can currently buy. All of them will be 15 inches (38 cm) in size, except the last one, which is slightly bigger. Some of them are even magnetic, others are not. I will highlight the main features of each set that I will review in the product descriptions below.

Here we go to my reviews:

1. Chess Amory Wooden Chess Set Board Game with Extra Queen Pieces





This chess set comes with a free online course that is taught by an experienced chess player. It will help you learn how to play chess properly in case you are a chess newbie or a beginner. The wood used for this board is inlaid walnut. It can also be folded in half, allowing you to store the chess pieces inside. The chess pieces are handcrafted and the king piece is 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall. This chess set is not magnetic. It also comes with extra queen pieces. It is ideal for both children and adults.

2. Amerous Magnetic Wooden Chess and Checkers Game Set – Gift Package







The next on my list is a magnetic wooden chess board made of solid wood by the Amerous company; which is a well-known brand in the chess industry. Besides this particular one, in the article, I will also mention another chess set from this very same company. You can find it below. The set contains 2 extra queens as well. Moreover, it comes with 24 checkers too, which will allow you to play not only chess, but also checkers with this set. It can be used for traveling too, as the board can be folded and the pieces can be stored in the storage box.

3. Amerous Magnetic Wooden Chess Set – Folding Board, Handmade Portable Travel Chess Board



This one on my list is special because it is another handmade wooden chess set. Not all of the chessboards mentioned in this article are handmade. It is good for traveling because it is lightweight and the pieces are magnetic, so you can play with it for example even on the train. The dimensions of this chess board are 15 inches (38 cm) square, just like all the other chess sets mentioned in this round-up article. It would certainly be a perfect gift for your kids, husband, grandfather, or anyone you know who enjoys playing chess in their free time.

4. A&A Wooden Folding Chess & Checkers Set







The fourth one on my list is a chess set sold by the A&A chess sets company that was founded by Alex H. & Abel C. in 1997. It is a high-quality wooden chess board that comes with 24 pieces for checkers as well. So you can play not only chess with it, but also checkers. In addition, it comes with 2 extra queens as well. If you are an experienced chess player, you will surely know that this can be useful, because you can end up having more than just one queen, when playing chess. This chess board is covered by a 1-year warranty. Also, there are more options for the wood choices. You can choose from the following variations: pine box with mahogany / walnut & maple inlay, pine box with mahogany & maple inlay, pine box with mahogany & maple inlay or pine box with mahogany & maple inlay.

5. Handmade European Wooden Chess Set



And the last one on my list is a 21 inch (53 cm) European wooden chess set. It is a handmade set and is made of birch and beech wood. It is a classical chess board with pieces that have an elegant, detailed look. Also, the wood used to craft this set was farm-grown, making it a high-quality product. The chessmen are made of sycamore and hornbeam wood. The tallest piece, the king, measures 4.5 inches (11 cm). I believe this would be the perfect Christmas gift for your kids.


So, there you have it. This is my choice of the best wooden chess sets that are available for purchase online. And if you wanted to know which one of them I would choose, it would be the fourth one, the wooden chess set from A&A company, because I like the fact that you can choose the wood type for the set from more options. Personally, I would choose the pine box with mahogany & maple inlay variation, as I like its colors the best. I hope I have helped you with my guide in deciding which product to purchase.



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