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Chess Armory - Chess Sets - 15 Inch Wooden Chess Set
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Chess Armory - Chess Sets - 15 Inch Wooden Chess Set

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Discover the Chess Armory 15 Inch Wooden Chess Set, an ideal board game for both adults and kids. This non-magnetic set comes with extra queen pieces and a convenient storage box. Perfect for enhancing strategic thinking and providing hours of entertainment.

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Manufacturer: Chess Armory

Variants: Non-Magnetic, Magnetic

Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 1 inches

Weight: 2.1 pounds

Brand: Chess Armory

Material: Wood

Theme: Chess, Sport

Genre: Games, Strategy, Educational, Math, Toy

Number of Players: 2

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The media could not be loaded. I only realized this after I bought it. The biggest pieces, queens and kings cannot hold onto the board if the board is tilted more than 45°. This is expected because the magnets are behind the wooden base of the board and the cloth like material on the pieces. I think this is expected, and the best that magnets can do. The thing I did not like much and I think that is a common theme across all kinds of magnetic chessboard is that the pieces are not securely fitted on the inside of the box. They are OK when closed but sometimes although rarely, you might need to just keep the board open with the pieces inside for decoration purpose but that won’t be possible with the board facing up. Also because the inside is black, if there is no good lighting sometimes by mistake where you are sitting, it is very hard to keep the pieces in their place, because since the pieces cannot be kept freely, it’s hard to keep them aligned in the respective places. Besides these nuances generally this board is good for a non-picky average customer if that is you. The wood material is sturdy. it’s well polished everywhere. The pieces are good. The lock is secure the magnets are good for most of the pieces except king and queen because they are tall and heavy and this board is good to be used in a car or train, etc. but not naughty kids around.
5out of 5
Beautifully crafted and elegant-looking chess board. Good size and wood is smooth to the touch. All pieces were included and I've received several comments about how amazing it looks. You can tell the Chess Armory company takes pride in their products and customers based on the included brochures. Amazing chess board for the value!
I recently purchased the Chess Armory 15 Inch Magnetic Wooden Chess Set for my 8-year-old daughter, who has just joined the chess club at school. I must say, this set has exceeded our expectations, providing an excellent balance of quality and affordability. The Chess Armory set boasts an impressive build quality, especially considering its affordable price. The wooden chessboard and pieces feel sturdy and well-crafted. The magnetic feature is great, ensuring that the pieces stay securely in place during play, even if the board is bumped or jostled. This is particularly beneficial for home practice, preventing frustrating interruptions and allowing for a more enjoyable chess experience. For my daughter, who is relatively new to chess, this set has proven to be an ideal learning tool. Included online courses are a bonus, though my daughter prefers alternatives provided by her chess club. Considering the quality of materials, craftsmanship, and the added magnetic feature, the Chess Armory set offers exceptional value for its price. It's an affordable option that doesn't compromise on functionality or durability, making it an excellent choice for both beginners and casual players.
November 30, 2023
5out of 5
My kids loved this and it’s a fantastic gift. Best part is the online course which is good and encouraging for beginners. Travel easy and comfortable size.
November 30, 2023
5out of 5
I bought this as a gift for my grandson. The size, quality and price were right. Can’t wait to start playing chess with him.
5out of 5
This is the second time I have purchased this chess set. The first one was a few years ago for my grandson's 7th birthday. He loves it and takes it with him to play with friends. I bought it this time for another grandson for Christmas. The pieces are kept inside and are substantial enough for small hands. This chess set makes an excellent gift. I highly recommend it.
January 11, 2023
4out of 5
I’m no chess expert but I have had a few sets and this is a nice one. For the price there are some minor QC issues which I consider acceptable. The finish is a little rough in spots and the pieces are a little dried out. A small amount of oil and some very fine, light sanding will make it shine like a new penny. Aside from that the 16” size is a nice compromise between the 14” and 20” sizes. Very playable but not too big for a coffee table. The pieces seem to be good quality wood. I wouldn’t pick it for traveling. The pieces are stowed in elastic loops which if you’ve ever had an old pair of underwear that’s way passed it’s expiration date them you know they will eventually wear out and even while fresh the pieces will still come loose and rattle around if handle roughly. For the home it’s perfect The build quality is very good. Everything lines up well and closes flushly. The light squares a like an inlaid veneer but it’s very handsome in use. Kudos to the children that built this!
This set far exceeded my expectations, the box is very sturdy and beautifully finished. The chess pieces are well made and good sized. This was a gift for my grandson who belongs to a chess club, he was impressed and said he got many compliments. Just buy it!