WE Games Wood French Staunton Chess & Checkers Set with 15 in. Board & Weighted Pieces - 3 in. King
ELEGANT GAME SET: This traditional French Staunton chess and checkers set combines beauty with functionality. Includes 32 chess pieces made from wood. Pieces are weighted for extra stability during play. They feature thick billiard felt bottoms to protect the board surface from scratches. King measures 3.06 in. with 1.25 diameter base. Also includes 24 wooden checker pieces in natural and dark stained wood that measure 1.1 in. diameter.
QUALITY BOARD: This chessboard comes with a stained and natural wood checkerboard pattern and felt padded drawers on either side for convenient and safe storage. This wooden chess board measures 15 x 15 x 2.5 in. with 1.56 in. squares. The highly decorative inlay border around the grid and elegant wood moulding on the sides make this a beautiful centerpiece on any table.
STAUNTON STYLE: Staunton design has become the standard for tournament play. The pieces are easily distinguishable making for easier game play. Knights are made to resemble a horse. Kings are the tallest pieces featuring a cross atop a closed crown. Queens are slightly smaller than the kings and feature a coronet topped with a small ball. Rooks feature castle battlements, and bishops resemble a liturgical headdress of a western church. Pawns are the smallest and are topped by a plain ball.
GOOD FOR YOU: Whether you are starting out or you are an experienced chess player already using classical chess openings like the Queen’s Gambit, this chess set is perfect for you. The benefits of chess are enormous. Children who partake in chess boost their critical thinking, problem solving, spatial awareness, and socialization skills making it a great addition to any classroom or household.