This attractive rosewood color Folding Magnetic Travel Set is a high quality plastic chess set that is perfect for taking on trips whether it's on a long vacation or just to school and back. It also makes an excellent analysis set. 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.
The chess pieces are nicely detailed and have a real wood color and patterns. Strong magnets underneath will keep the pieces in place and you can even turn the board upside down and they won't fall off. The case folds in half to hold the pieces inside and securely snaps closed and won't open up until you want it open. Two draw string bags are included to keep the pieces from rattling around inside. The chess board features algebraic notation on all sides, a nice feature that most travel sets don't have.
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 value that can't be beat.
- Includes 32 Plastic Chess Pieces & 2 Draw String Bags
- Closed Dimensions: 9.25" x 5.5" x 1.625"
- Open Dimensions: 11" x 9.5" x 1"
- Square Size: 1.25"
- King Height: 2"
- King Base: .75"
- Chess Set Weight: 28 oz
- Includes basic game instructions
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This small chess set was inexpensive.well designed,well made.
Ideal for setting up chess puzzles that can be carried from room to room for study.
Chess Store's web site is excellent. Easy to use and unambiguous.
Delivery was right on time with no premium for 3 day delivery. Take a bow.
Just the answer to long distance chess. Small enough to not take up too much room and magnetic so the pieces stay where you put them.
Very convenient board. Can carry in my backpack. Love the detail in the pieces. Great purchase.
Just what I was looking for. Excellent quality. I take it when I go to the coffee shop and study. Much more convenient than taking my regular size set.
Sturdy, attractive, fairly compact.....backpack vs pocket. Chess pieces in 2 nice draw string bags. Happy with the purchase. It is for my 10 yo grandson and will work great for him.
I have not used this chess set yet , but it appears to be just the right size with a good looking board & chessmen.
The price was fair & the magnetic board seems to hold the chess pieces quite well, allowing for play in flight or
on the road.... * would have been nice to include a cloth travel case ( found a perfect fit at the Dollar Store...! :- )
To be a fair review, I need to mention that the product hasn't been used yet as it is a Christmas gift. However, there were no hidden costs, the ordering process was easy, it was delivered before the promised date (without extra charge), the chess set looked like we spent more than we did, and I haven't been buried in spam after visiting this site. The only reason I didn't give five stars is because the set hasn't been used.