Chess is fun to play, but Chess is also incredibly super awesome to play when you have a cool Chess set. There are several varieties of chess sets that you can get readily online. There are antique chess sets, Maharaja chess sets, metal chess sets, rosewood chess sets, and even luxury chess sets, that are now available online in India. Of course, if you’re not really interested in these but just want one that looks neat and professional, there are plenty of those too! Not just these, we’ll also be reviewing chess sets that are available at different price ranges such as under 500, under 1000, under 2000 and even chess sets under 5000. So sit back, check out our reviews, pick the one you like the best and enjoy the wonderful game of Chess!
Let’s face it, travelling is super boring. You literally have nothing to do except maybe stare out the window. Board games can greatly enhance your travel experience and allow you to spend some fun time playing the games with your friends, family or colleagues. Chess, being our all-time favourite board game (I know, I know, it IS a sport but you know, can also double up as a board game) makes for a wonderful travel companion. Travel chess sets are a great way to keep your kids engaged during what is definitely a boring time for them as well(Psst: Kids + Mobile phones make a really bad combination). However, Kids + Grandmaster Tee makes a great combination!
There are plenty of great travel chess sets that you can buy online in India, but you don’t really have to bother searching, comparing, racking your brains, etc. before making the decision to buy one, for we’ve done all the hard work and picked the 3 best for you right here.
Table of Contents
- 0.1 Best Chess Wooden Handcrafted Chess Set
- 0.2 Chessncrafts Chess Board with Staunton Pieces
- 0.3 Pytho Round Wooden Travel Chess Set
- 1 Review – Professional Chess Sets
- 2 Review – Brass Chess Sets
- 3 Bonus – Luxury Chess Sets
This is a neat little Chess set that makes for a great buy if you’re looking value for money. It has everything you’d want from a small travel chess set. Oh, and it is a great choice for beginners, kids and adults as well for the pieces are wonderfully carved and best of all, you can safely store them away right inside the box. The Best Chess wooden handcrafted chess set easily tops our list here today by being classy, compact and cost-effective.
Staunton Chess sets are the FIDE standard and used for all International tournaments. This Chess Set by Chessncrafts is super professionally carved in the Staunton style with impeccable workmanship. On first sight, we almost wondered if they were marble chess pieces. Such gloss and shine! The board and pieces are nice and big to give a great professional feel when you play, even if you are sitting cramped in an airline seat. Although the box is slightly large, it comfortably fits inside any regular backpack and so can be carried around easily.
If there’s one thing that we kind of didn’t like about the foldable boards doubling up as storage boxes, it was that the hinges would sometime be misaligned and so the board wouldn’t really lay flat on the table surface. This problem completely vanishes with this neat round wooden chess set from Pytho. They’ve creatively placed a drawer under the board for storing the pieces which makes it easy to pack, carry and play!
Review – Professional Chess Sets
Travel Chess sets may be small, compact and great for carry n’ play, but if you’re even slightly serious about your game, it is definitely recommended that you go for one of the professional chess sets that are now readily available online in India. These pieces have been carefully designed to give the player that smooth feel when moving the pieces. You will notice that none of these pieces come with a magnetic base. This is intentional, as a magnetic base takes away the smoothness in movement that these professional pieces take pride in. They also generally don’t come with the board. You can usually combine these pieces with one of the several professional chess boards that are also now available online in India. Let us now take a look at the 3 best professional chess sets.
StonKraft is a reputable brand when it comes to manufacturing chess sets in India. They’ve put their best foot forward when it comes to the Collector’s Edition Professional Chess Set. The pieces are elegantly hand-carved with a superb skill that is evident upon first glance at the pieces. The base is also weighted with lead to give that heavy professional feel when we move it over the board. The base diameter of the pieces is around 1.2 inches, making them ideal for a 16 inch board. You can definitely not go too wrong by going for this excellent chess set from StonKraft.
Palm Royal, who are generally into smaller chess sets such as those for kids and beginners, have completely swept everyone off their feet with their two Professional Chess sets that they’ve now made available for sale on Amazon India. This is one of the best in terms of design in this list of chess sets. The pieces are of Staunton design with several minute details carved to give the pieces that true lifelike appearance. And boy, this does add a lot of fun and gives you the motivation to take out the pieces every day to train and play.
This Toyshine chess set is an excellent product that is wonderfully professional and easy on the pockets at the same time. The pieces are nice and tall with a weighted lead base covered with a soft green velvet cloth to give it a posh and rich look that makes your playing experience so wonderful. The pieces are definitely great to play with and are a superb buy for chess players and enthusiasts alike.
Review – Brass Chess Sets
The Game of Chess was played by Kings and Monarchs of the world as a means to sharpen their thinking ability in times of peace so that they could be put to good use during times of War. This has given Chess a sense of luxury and royalty that goes with the sport to this day. Brass chess pieces carry that sense of awe and aura with them, thus giving the players that Royal feeling that kings through the ages must have felt when playing the sport. Thanks to Amazon, we can now buy some of the best Brass Metal Chess Sets online in India now.
This Brass Chess set shines gloriously! That’s the thought that keeps striking us when we look at it and play with it. Our team was simply awed by the amount of detail that the manufacturers have managed to include in the brass cast, which, in our opinion is not usually as easily carvable as rosewood or boxwood. The only complaint that one team member had about this chess set was that the Black pieces are not a true black but more of a dull brownish colour. However, that definitely doesn’t hinder our play and we can most certainly differentiate between the different coloured pieces.
If you’re looking to gift someone a nice antique chess set, then this is your #1 choice. The vintage style brass pieces are a treat to the eyes and make the game super fun to play. Of course, it does take a while to get used to the style of the pieces and recognize which is which, but once your brain gets the hang of it, the pieces are lovely to play with. They have the same look as the Wizard’s Chess pieces that appear in the Harry Potter movies, which is why this is the ideal gift for Chess Enthusiasts. If they’re a Harry Potter fan, we can guarantee you that they’ll love it!
As far as style and swag are concerned, this brass chess set from Chessncrafts gets it perfectly right! A true blend of ancient look with modern swag is hard to create but these chess pieces do it wonderfully. The Knights are definitely the stand-out pieces in this brass chess set. The set makes for a good gift to yourself or to your chess buddies. One word of concern from our staffer is that it is quite easy to confuse the Bishops, Queen and the King. However, with regular play, you should be able to tell them apart easily enough based on the height difference.
Bonus – Luxury Chess Sets
As previously mentioned, Chess and terms like Royalty, Luxury, Monarchy, go hand in hand. So as a bonus, we thought we’d include this small section to highlight the 3 best luxury chess piece sets that are available online in India. Luxury products always has something incredibly unique about them and it is no different with these three chess sets. Each has a wonderful characteristic that gives it a unique appeal. Although these are certainly not easy on the pockets, they make for great collectibles and amazing gifts for the ones that you truly and deeply care about. Let us now take a look at the 3 best luxury chess sets that you can now buy in India.
Oh what can we say! We were simply spellbound upon first sight of this incredible work of art at the Chess Exhibition we had visited. The Parker Burnt Luxury Chess Set is classy, amazing, intricately designed, a joy to touch and hold, and definitely a lot of other things. Although on the expensive side, I would whole heartedly admit that it is totally worth every paisa. I’d put this set on the same level as a Da Vinci artwork and when I look at it from that point of view, it kind of feels very cheap and affordable! Lol, who am I kidding. If you have the dough though, don’t even think twice. Just place that order and wait to be amazed!
If there’s one Chess Set that I’d love to add to my collection just for the way that it looks, this one from Master of Trading would be it. Although made from metallized plastic (which kind of gives it a lightweight feel), the Medieval Army design Chess pieces simply look stunningly real. Just look at that majestic Knight! Oh, it looks incredible and like something straight from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Playing with these cool pieces is going to be guaranteed awesome and if you can afford it, go for it!
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Modern, funky, but most certainly classy! That’s what this Chess set from Master of Trading is. A tangent from the usual Staunton design, this Chess set contains a refreshingly modern design for the pieces. The fact that this design has been intricately hand-carved makes it even more unique. Certainly a collectible that makes for a perfect birthday gift for your chess-crazy loved one. The pieces also go neatly into a glorious box that give it the appearance of precious gems. Enjoy the chess set and put it safely into the locker! My precious!
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