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Chess Sets

Choosing the Perfect Chess Set

Find the perfect chess set at ChessWarehouse.

We offer a large variety of beautifully made chess sets in a variety of unique styles. Whether you're a chess enthusiast or just looking for an elegant decorative piece, we have the perfect solution.

If you already have an idea of what you're looking for, you can narrow down your search by viewing the category pages in the sidebar. 

With hundreds of chess sets to choose from on ChessWarehouse, it may seem a bit overwhelming choosing the perfect set for you or a loved one. To help you find the perfect chess set for you or a loved one, we've created this guide.

What is the purpose of the chess set you intend to buy?

The first question to ask yourself when buying a chess set is, "why am I buying this chess set?"  

The answer is almost certainly one of the following:

  • You're buying a chess set to play regularly.
  • You're buying a chess set as a decorative piece.
  • You're buying a chess for a combination of these two reasons.

Let's examine things to keep in mind for all of these reasons you'd buy a chess set.

Choosing a Chess Set to Play Regularly

If the primary reason you're buying a chess set is to play, you'll want to make sure you purchase a chess set that plays well.  

While we offer many amazingly unique chess sets, you may find that unique chess pieces can be slightly difficult to distinguish when playing.  This is by no means to say these pieces are not able to be used, just that if you plan to play very regularly, you may want to go a different route.

For those who plan to use the chess set very regularly, you should consider going the traditional route with staunton chess pieces. When most people think of what chess pieces look like, they are thinking of staunton chess pieces, like these Meghdoot Ebony staunton pieces shown below.. These pieces are easily distinguishable and easy to use.

staunton chess pieces


If you do decide to choose a set with staunton pieces, you don't have to worry about sacrificing style. We carry many beautifully designed staunton chess sets in a variety of materials. You may even want to consider purchasing your pieces and board separately to make sure find the perfect look to suite your style.

Choosing a Chess Set for Decoration

Chess sets are a fantastic decorative piece to bring elegance to your home or office. A beautiful chess set can make your space seem classy and luxurious.  

If you're primarily buying a chess set for decoration, the decision of which set to choose ultimately comes down to personal taste and finding a chess set that fits well with the room you intend to display it.  While we don't know your personal taste, the category pages on our site allow you to explore sets that fit your style and decor.


At ChessWarehouse we offer chess sets made from a variety of materials.  

Wooden chess sets are the most common sets we carry, but there's a plethora of other options to choose from. Explore our collection of sets made from various materials, including woods, metals, and stones

Designer and Themed Chess Sets

In addition to more traditional chess sets, we carry a larger number of designer, modern, and themed chess sets. These chess sets can vary a great deal in design, but we've categorized them the best we can. 


Contact Us For More Help

If you need more help finding the perfect chess set, please feel free to contact us.