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Our New Basic Staunton Wooden Chess Pieces

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 5th Apr 2018

We know many chess players like to have a wooden chess set, either for display or for playing because they like the nostalgic feel. Some people like to give away a set as a prize at a tournament, or as a graduation present, or even just because they know someone who could use one. But the problem is that wooden sets get expensive very quickly.

For the discerning eye, the general rule of "the more you pay, the better quality you get" is true. If you want a detailed, weighted, hand-carved set of wooden chess pieces, you're not going to get them cheaply unless they're very low quality. However, for many people getting their first real wooden set, including beginners and kids, you don't want to break the bank on something that may or may not pan out.

Don't worry, though, we've got your back!

New Wood Pieces

We're introducing a new set of very inexpensive wood pieces. They're simple, unweighted, and do not include extra queens, but they're also fun and they come in four different sizes. Each piece has paper felt on the bottom.

The smaller two sizes have the most simple Staunton design and are available in a 2-1/2" king or a 3" king.

Basic Staunton Wood Pieces - Small

The larger two sizes have a slightly more detailed Staunton design.

Basic Staunton Wood Pieces - Large

Each set also includes a cloth drawstring bag, which makes it easy to store them or take them to and from the chess club.

Drawstring Bag

Don't forget - these pieces are perfect for anyone who wants an economical wood set for casual play!