This is one of the best folding magnetic travel chess sets on the market today and it includes backgammon, chess, and checkers. This is high quality plastic 3-in-1 game ste that is perfect for taking on trips whether it's on a long vacation or just to school and back. You'll find this size light and portable and can be easily stored away in a suitcase or backpack yet large enough for a good game of chess anywhere.
Inside there is a beautiful silver backgammon board with black and red points. The chips have powerful magnetics so they'll stay in place no matter where you're at. The chess board on the outside features algebraic notation on all sides, a nice feature that most travel sets don't have. The chess pieces are nicely detailed and have strong magnets underneath that are recessed so they do not touch the chess board to prevent scratching it up over time. The pieces will stay put and you can even turn the board upside down and they won't fall off. The case folds in half to hold the game pieces inside and securely snaps closed and won't open up until you want it open.
Some advantages that our plastic travel chess set has over wood is that it's weather proof and it won't crack or warp like wood travel chess sets can do over time. It's much lighter in weight and more durable than wood and the board is screen printed metal so it has better magnetic properties compared to a wood surface with a metal sheet underneath. Overall, we believe this is an unbeatable travel chess set at breakthrough price that you'll truly enjoy!
- Includes 32 Chess & 24 Checker Pieces (checkers are not magnetic)
- Closed Dimensions: 12.5" x 6.25" x 1.5"
- Open Dimensions: 12.5" x 12.5" x .75"
- Square Size: 1.375"
- King Height: 2.625"
- King Base: 1"
- Chess Set Weight: 28 oz.
- Includes basic game instructions
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Really is the best travel chess set I've ever had, and the checkers did contain magnets in my set as well.
This lives up to what the product description says. At First though I was skeptical because I thought the magnets would be to strong and if your going to play blitz chess for example it would hinder play, but no the balance is enough that it will stay to the board if your in a moviing vehicle but not enough that it feels like a burden moving the pieces when playing blitz chess... Checkers and backgammon is an added bonus and works well for a travel set! Pieces are plastic but feel well made and heavy enough, design of the pieces is also nice.
Good set for moving about the house or the world. Pieces are close enough to the standard; easily recognized. Shipping was fantastic - Ordered Wednesday; got it Thursday. No extra charge. Great buy.
Well made, agrees with the ad/promo
You won't find a better 3-in-one for this price. Its very compact for travelling--even for a carry-on. The pieces are precisely made--something you don't always get with a wooden set. And the magnetism is set just right. What I mean by that is the the pieces don't accidentally glom together, something that make certain other sets difficult to play with. If you place two checkers on top of one another you can remove the top piece without disturbing the bottom one. The two sides of the board also snap together securely so you don't get them opening accidentally.
The negatives are minor ones: the board in checker mode does not quite lay flat, although that doesn't affect the play. And the checkers are not marked with normal and king sides like with full sized pieces.
I had been looking for a set like this for a while as a beginner at chess. I am really happy with this product for the price.