WE Games Silicone Staunton Tournament Chess Pieces - Black and Cream, 3.75 inch King
TOURNAMENT APPROVED: These chessmen meet the World Chess Federation’s (FIDE) height and proportions standards for tournament play.
100% SILICONE: Made from 100% food-grade silicone that is non-toxic and omits no smell. The pieces are 100% solid and have no hollow spaces inside. The pieces will never break or shatter like plastic pieces. This set includes 34 chessmen including two extra queens. The king measures 3.75 in. with 1.438 inch diameter base. Collectively, the pieces weigh approx. 1.3 lbs.
STAUNTON STYLE: Staunton design has become the standard for tournament play. The pieces are easily distinguishable making for easier 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: 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.