Often someone is looking for a full set of chess pieces on a board that is both art for them home decor as well as the game of chess. You might hear terms like "Staunton" - this refers to traditional looking chess pieces; the king has a cross, the knight is the bust of a horse, and the rook looks like the top of a castle. We have a great selection of luxury chess sets for both display and play with a variety of features including size, storage, material, and more. If you're looking for a classic heirloom chess set, this is the place to start.
There are many reasons a full-size chess board might not be practical. Not everyone can leave a full chess set on display. Some families have furry friends that love to interfere with a chess set leading to frustration. There are lot of options for a portable set with features such as magnetic, folding, and other sets with storage. These are great for not just travel but analysis play, and many are still handsome enough that can easily be left out when possible.
Before staunton design became normalized, every set looked different. Today not everyone wants a classic style ches set. One beauty of chess is that there are many other options, from brave knights to ferocious animals and fantastical beasts or historical battles. Truly there are thematic chess sets for virtually anything you can think of. If you're looking for a unique chess item to suit your personal interests, theme chess sets offer a fantastic opportunity.
Finding the correct board for those theme pieces can be tricky - sometimes you want a full package where it all just 'goes'. If you're not interested in just thematic chess pieces, we have a fantastic array of theme sets combined with boards, there are also unique metal theme sets on raised chessboards over thematic backdrops, making the chess board become an actual battlefield!
If you are looking for a chess set for a club or school,or have a chess player that wants to play in tournaments, there is a specific style of chess often used. The ideal chess set includes large, plastic pieces (often weighted) with a roll up (or folding) chess board and bag. In chess, green and white is the standard color - this makes it easy to see the black and white chessmen - the black pieces cannot get lost on their own squares. We have several extremely affordable options of these chess sets in our tournament section. We also have other accessories such as scorebooks, demonstration boards, and chess clocks.
Create your own Chess Set
Chess boards come in a variety of sizes ranging from 1 1/2" squares up to 2 1/2" squares, suitable for pieces from 3" up to over 6" tall. Not only are there standard and luxury chess boards of many different woods, we also have chess tables for a fully finished furniture look.
Most chess sets begin with a great set of staunton chess pieces. We have tons of options in different woods and sizes, as well as brass and other metal chess sets for a modern look. Our listings offer board recommendations to help you create a perfect combination if you do not already own a chess board.
More than just chess...
We carry more than just chess - if you're looking for other games we carry many classics such as backgammon, dominos, checkers, cribbage, mah-jong and more as well as a huge selection of board games.
If you're looking for a luxury classic game, we certainly have you covered with high end and heirloom versions of family classics such Scrabble and Monopoly.
Welcome to Chess USA, the largest chess and game store in America and the perfect place to shop for a chess set online. While chess sets have been our specialty for decades, we also offer sales on several other classic table games to put any strategic mind to the test. Based in our brick and mortar retail chess store in Long Island, NY we are one of the leading retail game shops that sells chess sets nationwide. It is not just limited to chess - we provide numerous options to appeal to your gaming style from traditional game sets, unique sets, and more. Of course, we also stock all the accessories you might need such as tournament tools, learning materials, and carrying cases.
Shop now to see why ChessUSA is the top chess set supplier in the USA. It's Your Move!