Pretty board, decent pieces
Location: OK, USA
Date: Apr38l 26, 2016
I bought this chess board as a gift for my boyfriend. The board itself is beautiful and lightweight - the look of the board is just as pictured. This is excellent to take with you out to a cafe to play a few rounds while you sip your coffee, but the pieces are not weighted so playing outside would be difficult if it were windy.
The pieces, however, look totally different than the photo. I chose this set not only for the board, but for the shape of the pieces, too. I liked the shape of the bishops and how the pieces in general had a rounder, more stout look, but the pieces I got in the mail looked different. Most of them were similar, but it’s quite obvious the pieces I got were cheaper and do not represent the style of the set pictured. The bishops are a totally different shape altogether which was a big disappointment for me!
My boyfriend was happy with the gift, but I really wish I got what was in the photo and not what was sent to me. I think this set is decent, but I would not have bought it if I knew the chess pieces with this set were not as pictured.
For a folding chess set it's decent if you want something cheaper - just be aware you won't get what's pictured with the pieces. As long as you're okay with that, I think this is a decent wooden chess set for the price.