Chess. It's not a board game. It's a battle ground where, every time you limp away from the carnage, your wits are just that much sharper. It's where concentration is honed, critical thinking is developed, and strategy is born. It's what Ben Franklin was doing when he wasn't playing with lightning or nation-building. Some say the chess set is music. Others say that it is mathematics. For nearly 2000 years, the chessboard has been a problem to be solved and a pattern to be recognized. Welcome to ChessSets.com; we take our love of chess pretty seriously.
Chess is that rare game with clearly defined rules, so we'll be as clear as possible: we're more than just chess sets. This is your one-stop site for chess pieces, chess boards, chess tables, and chess accessories to fit every style and budget.
A good chessboard is both beautiful and functional. What are you looking for? Marble? Glass? A classic wood chess set with familiar shapes? We've got it. There are all sorts of themes for a chess set: traditional Staunton design, exotic woods, or something chiseled from stone. For the thinker with a sense of humor, there are chess sets made of golfers, wizards, cowboys, samurai, Norse gods, and more. Epic.
If chess has a permanent presence in your home, consider a chess table. Perfect for the patio or study, chess tables have built-in storage an act as a fine display area. Look for mahogany and other beautiful woods to stand out or blend into you current decor. The true chess devotee never stops playing. Travel chess sets are compact, convenient, and sometimes magnetic. Play a friendly game on the train or plane with a newfound... adversary. Travel chess sets pack up and go, often storing the pieces inside the board. But what if no one wants to play? Try a chess computer; they're great for practicing your strategy, training eager beginners, or just feeding your addiction.
While you're here, don't forget to check out chess accessories. We've got digital and analog clocks speed clocks, beautiful chess set cases to store your pride and joy, and a variety of chess teaching aids. As a Hayneedle store, ChessSets.com is proud to provide a fun, easy, and rewarding shopping experience. All of our chess sets and accessories come with fast, low-cost shipping and expert customer service representatives with all the right moves. The board is set. It's your turn!
"I have literally spent hours searching the web. Your site is one of the few that had a traveling chess set with briefcase handle and pieces that were secured with straps (exactly what I wanted). It looks like it is a good, quality product, and I can't wait to receive it! I know my son will treasure this for years to come."
-Mr. C.U., Middletown, OH