The Chess Store Chess & Checkers Folding Magnetic Travel Set - 12.5"


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Our medium size Chess and Checkers 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. 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 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 pieces inside and securely snaps closed and won't open up until you want it open. 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 breakthrough price that you'll truly enjoy!

  • Includes 32 Chess Pieces & 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"
  • Chess Piece Sizes (height):
    • King - 2.625"
    • Queen - 2.25"
    • Bishop - 1.875"
    • Knight - 1.75"
    • Rook - 1.5"
    • Pawn - 1.2"
  • Chess Set Weight: 30 Ounces
  • Includes basic game instructions

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  • 5
    A wonderful purchase. Perfect

    Posted by Ted Dickie on 15th Feb 2024

    Could not be more pleased. I think it a must for anyone studing the game.

  • 5
    A wonderful purchase.

    Posted by Ted on 9th Feb 2024


  • 5
    Magnetic travel board

    Posted by Joaquin Rodriguez Jr. on 22nd Mar 2021

    Item was exactly as described and it’s a really great board. Pieces are sturdy and well made. I’m enjoying it

  • 4
    12.5" folding chess set

    Posted by John Gilbert on 22nd Jun 2019

    A nice size and not one of those miniature sets. Seems solid but no denying it is plastic. Decently heavy pieces, but being magnetic mimics pieces that are heavy.

  • 5
    Great Chess Set

    Posted by Juan on 1st Apr 2017

    I like the size of the board and the pieces. What everyone else has said about the sticking power of the magnets is true. I turned my board upside down and none of the pieces slid or fell off. I would recommend this set very hightly.

  • 4
    Chess & Checkers Folding Magnetic set:

    Posted by Nancy C Zok on 23rd Feb 2017

    My 11 yr old Grandson, loved this, as he wanted to take it on the school bus to play on the way to school. The only thing I didn't like was that the checkers were not magnetic, so they easily fall off the board, would have though they were also magnetic like the chess pieces. All in all good set and value for the money!

  • 5
    Best purchace

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Dec 2016

    Very impressive little chess set for the money. And the magnetic part is very handy if you need to move the game half way through.

  • 5
    great magnets

    Posted by Rick on 10th Nov 2016

    I turned the set upside down and the pieces stayed on the board. Don't worry, you can move them easily when the board is upright.

  • 4
    For the price it's a perfict product.

    Posted by Yasser. on 19th Feb 2016

    I received the set after 3 days standard shipping option, that was fast. One of the pieces was missing a magnet, I called and they sent me two replacement pieces which was very nice of them. I just wish they sent it in a small envelope rather then in a 5"X5" box. over it's light weight, good quality, and reasonably priced.