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Memorial Day 2017 – New Chess Sets and More

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Our Favorite New Chess Sets

Now that we’ve made it through the busy holiday time here at the chess store, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite new items from last year. We get in dozens of new items every year and these were real stand-outs. Not only do they look great, but they fit a need that has long been lacking in the chess market.

9 3/4″ Rosewood Magnetic Chess Set w/ Case

Over the years, a popular question from customers is how to travel with a flat chess set. While there are chess boxes for chessmen, there were few chess sets …

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ChessUSA Preparing for the Holidays: Chess Buying Guide

2016 Chess Holiday Buying Guide – Chess Sets

Finding the right gift can be exceptionally tricky when you’re looking at a chess set or other traditional game. There are literally hundreds to choose from, and you can often pair different pieces with boards. In theory this is fantastic; you can find the exact item you’re looking by combining exactly the right pieces with exactly the right board. After all, chess sets are often considered a work of art. Practically speaking though, this can be difficult if you’re shopping for a loved one and get overwhelmed with all the …

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Horror Chess Set Review- Skeletal Warriors

This week’s highlight is our horror chess set of Skeletal Warriors.

These fearsome skeletons are just a little late for Halloween! Both sides on this horror chess set feature distinct rooks, knights, bishops, queens and kings, along with two distinct sets of pawns. The pieces are well suited for play, as the pawns are easy to spot, being the shortest pieces. The rooks are castles on hills of skulls, the bishops carry crosiers and the knights ride skeletal steeds. Kings and queens are clearly royalty, with one side suited up in robes and the other in armor.

Our spooky …

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ChessUSA Spotlight on Brass and Metal Chess Sets

A spotlight on some of the many Staunton Brass and Metal Chess Sets at ChessUSA

Some of our new arrivals – that knight in my hand weights over 3lbs by itself!

With all the changes and new items over the past couple of years, it’s very easy to fall far – far behind. I’ve finally gotten to uploading the images for the brass chess pieces we recently received, as well as uploading pictures to a few from last year that never made it on the website. It’s hard to highlight every new item – but I thought this would …

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New Chess Set Arrivals – Just in time for the holidays!

New for 2014 – Chess Sets and Chess Boards just in from ChessUSA!

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s always a scramble to get as many items updated with pictures and descriptions -so usually all the new arrivals would be here by now.

This year is an exception. We’ve been hard at work running against the clock to put up several new items – New Chess Sets, New Chess Boards, and some fantastic new Chess Pieces by Noj. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to three groups of new chess items that may make the perfect …

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New Heritage Collection Staunton Chess Pieces

The New Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection Chess Pieces are here!

We’re still taking photos of the new metal chess boards and expanded board size collection (as well as a number of new chess board styles from one of our manufacturers in Poland). However, the new collection of hand carved staunton wood chess pieces has arrived and is now in stock. As we’re gearing up for memorial day we thought we’d take the time to introduce you to all of the new designs.

The Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection features some of the finest heirloom quality chess men available today. …

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