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Here Are The Best Chess Sets To Buy

Here Are The Best Chess Sets To Buy
By Chananya De Ruiter
November 27, 2020
Feed your obsession for 'The Queen's Gambit'

Chess, one of the world’s oldest and most popular board games, is having a major revival as The Queen’s Gambit has become one of the best things on Netflix lately. We don't blame you if you've gone searching for chess online or are considering buying a new chess set of your own following the show. If you're indeed on the path of becoming a future Grandmaster in chess, like Beth Harmon, may we suggest some of the best chess sets out there to own: 

1/5 The Library Grandmaster Chess Set

The Library Grandmaster Chess Set, Box and Board Combination
The Library Grandmaster Chess Set, Box and Board Combination

Seasoned players will know that The House of Staunton is one of the most recognisable names in Chess. Their Library Grandmaster Chess Set comes with a classic slide top box that has individual compartments lined with green velour to safely store all of those beautiful game pieces. To add to the sophistication, the chess pieces are hand-carved, and the maple board has regulation-size boxes with a gorgeous satin finish. 

Buy on Amazon

2/5 Ian Flood & Chris Prosser NYC Skyline Chess Set

Ian Flood & Chris Prosser NYC Skyline Chess Set
Ian Flood & Chris Prosser NYC Skyline Chess Set

Architecture fans will absolutely love this chess set designed by Ian Flood and Chris Prosser. At their starting positions, the pieces form New York's skyline with the Freedom Tower and Flatiron Building. The board folds into half, making it easy for storage, and the 32 pieces are double weighted to make your moves more secure and stable.  

Buy on Moma

3/5 Printworks for Anthropologie Chess Game

Printworks for Anthropologie Chess Game
Printworks for Anthropologie Chess Game

For a more colourful board, Printworks Chess set comes in a charming bright orange colour palette. The board is made from plexiglass, easy to clean and highly durable. It’s slightly smaller than your usual board but is a great thing for storage. An elegant turquoise box houses the entire set, and pieces are stored in a cloth bag. 

Buy on Anthropologie 

4/5 West Elm Travel Chess Game

West Elm Travel Chess Game
West Elm Travel Chess Game

If you plan on taking your chess set places, the West Elm Travel Chess Game is the ideal kit to have. The box measures only 4 x 1.5 inches, easily fitting into suitcases and bags. Handmade in India, the pieces come with a peg end that fit into corresponding holes on the board squares. That way all your moves will be secure no matter how bumpy the road is or how much turbulence there is on the plane!

Buy on West Elm

5/5 CB2 Marble Chess Game

CB2 Marble Chess Game
CB2 Marble Chess Game

This is the perfect chess set for a sleek and modern living room. The CB2 Marble Chess Game feels luxurious with its weight. The marble pieces are hand-carved and hand-polished, as is the board itself, highlighting aesthetically-pleasing minimalistic shapes.  

Buy on CB2

Related: Brooklyn Museum Showcases A Virtual Exhibition Of Costumes From 'The Queen’s Gambit' & 'The Crown'

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