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How to Buy the Right Chess Set. Get the Pieces and Board for You!
There are so many choices on the market today. How do you buy a chess
set (pieces and board) that will meet your needs? Which type of set are
you looking for – decorative, practical or both? A chess set and board
should reflect your personal style and taste, as well as fit your
Matching the pieces and chessboard together for an aesthetically
pleasing look is relatively simple. Think about the colouring and wood
type of the dark pieces in your chess set and the dark playing squares
of your chess board, then match them accordingly.
The white squares of most good chess boards, made from wood, are
carved from Maple. The dark squares are varied in material left to your
personal taste. Consider where you plan to place the board. Will the
chess board rest on a Rosewood table?
Then you may wish to choose that wood for your chess board’s dark
squares. Or you may wish to contrast, such as a deeper-coloured dark
square like Striped Ebony to add grace and elegance.
The choice of a Staunton or Decorative Wooden Chess Set is not an
exacting science, but instead, relies heavily on personal taste and
preferences. But there are ways of determining what constitutes a nicely
designed set from one that is somewhat generic or ordinary.
Chess is a timeless game as well as a game for all ages. Often when
choosing the right chess set, you will want to consider the possibility
of getting a set that can be passed down for generations.