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Best Chess Set Ever - Triple Weight Pieces

 

What size is the board? Some say the board is too large.

Good question!  The chess board is the official regulation size for tournament chess, which is 20 inches by 20 inches. Each square is 2.25 inches.  We believe the chess board is the perfect size for game play, fits the pieces well, and the board is portable for travel as well. 

 

From the pictures it looks like the quadruple weighted queen crown is more pointy and the triple not so, is that right?

Nailed it! Yes, you are correct. In the Best Chess Set Ever, which is this product page, we sell the triple weighted chess pieces (Staunton no. 6) which have a rounded Queen’s coronet. In the Best Chess Set Ever XL, we sell the quadruple weighted chess pieces (Staunton no. 8) which have a pointy Queen’s crown. Based on customer feedback, we’ll look to reduce the ponty-ness of the quadruple weighted queen crown in the future. 

 

What is the height of king?

The king is 3.75 inches tall in the Best Chess Set Ever, which is this product page.  These pieces are exactly World Chess Federation regulation height, and are triple weighted chess pieces (2.2 lb set). 

Alternatively, our Best Chess Set Ever XL (Heavyweight Edition) includes quadruple weighted chess pieces (4 lb set) and features a king 4 inches tall. Both sets have a staunton tournament style design and are premium quality chess game pieces. 

 

Why does It come with googly eyes?

Haha, you noticed! We experimented with googly eyes as a bonus, because we enjoyed placing the googly eyes on the chess pieces to make a funny game and add a sense of humor. Currently, in May 2020, the googly eyes are not included, but we do plan to include the googly eyes again around October 2020, and then it’ll be a fun permanent bonus to our chess set. 

 

How many points on the Queens crown and on top of the rook?

There are 12 points on the queen coronet and 4 sections on the rook. Please note that the queen’s coronet is rounded and not pointy on this triple weighted chess set. 

 

Does this set come with a carry case?

The set does not include a quiver bag.  We designed the modern game box to fit easily into a backpack or satchel because, don’t you have enough stylish bags already? The Best Chess Set Ever is easy to pack and carry.

 

Is the board made out of silicone?

You got it.  Yes, the chess board is made out of silicone. We feel that this is the best style chess board for the durability, portability, and player experience for your chess games. The dimensions are 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches (World Chess Federation official regulation size). In the past, we sold vinyl chess boards, we have now upgraded to the superior silicone chess board and plan to continue with silicone! 

 

What size are the squares on the board? The bases of the pieces?

The silicone chess board featured in the Best Chess Set Ever is 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches. The triple weighted chess pieces feature a 3.75 inch tall king height. The base of the king is 1.5 inches. The base of the queen is 1.4 inches. The base of the rook, bishop, and knight are each equal to 1.3 inches. The base of the pawn is 1.1 inches. 

 

Does it come with an extra queen?

Two bonus Queens, how cool is that?!  Yes, the chess set includes four total queens, which includes 1 bonus queen of white color and 1 bonus queen of black color. The purpose of the extra queens is that the pawns have the opportunity to be promoted to a queen by reaching the 8th rank. 

 

Is the board vinyl or silicone? The description says both are available, but there's no way to pick.

Thanks for your message! The chess board is made out of silicone. We feel that this is the best style chess board for the durability, portability, and player experience for your chess games. The dimensions are 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches. In the past, we sold vinyl chess boards, we have now upgraded to silicone and plan to continue with silicone! 




Best Chess Set Ever XL - Quadruple Weight Pieces

I purchased this set and was going to buy another as a gift when I noticed it says it comes with chess bag. Is it supposed to include a chess bag?

Thanks for purchasing! No, the set does not include a quiver bag (we don’t see where it says that it does...). The Best Chess Set Ever XL comes with a modern game box that fits perfectly with your board game collection. We feel that the premium design of the modern game box is the best way to display and travel with your set. 

 

I have inherited a chess table. The board is 18.5 inches. How tall is your King.

Thanks for your message! The quadruple weighted chess pieces feature a 4 inch tall king height. The base of the king is 1.9 inches and the weight of the king is 3 oz. The silicone chess board included in the Best Chess Set Ever XL has dimensions of 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches. 

 

Are the chess pieces really heavy dimensions of the board

Big time!  Yes, Best Chess Set Ever XL features quadruple weighted chess pieces which are heavy weighted. The chess pieces weigh 4 lb total and the complete set in the box weighs 5 lb. The weighted chess pieces are very popular and loved by our customers. 

The silicone chess board has dimensions of 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches. The board is the official regulation size for tournament chess. We feel that the chess board is the perfect size for game play, fits the pieces well, and the board is portable for travel as well. 



Does the pieces broke easily ? Like the king head

We’re not losing heads around here! The Best Chess Set Ever XL features quadruple weighted chess pieces which are heavy weighted and very sturdy. The chess pieces do not break or chip easily- they are very durable and will last a long time. I’ve played thousands of blitz chess games with my set and I’ve never experienced any types of chess piece performance problems in my games. It is possible, although unlikely, that a piece becomes damaged during the shipment to you. We offer free replacement pieces, free returns, and a 12-month product money back guarantee to make sure you are happy! 

 

Does the vinyl board emit a chemical odor?

Thanks for your message! The chess board is now made out of silicone. We upgraded to silicone because it is superior, and we changed based on feedback from customers about the vinyl board smell. The silicone board may have a slight odor coming from the factory, but doesn’t last after one game- any smell quickly fades. We feel that the silicone board is the best style chess board for the durability, portability, and player experience for your chess games. In the past, we sold vinyl chess boards, we have now upgraded to silicone and plan to continue with silicone! 

 

What is the size of the chess board and the size of the square?

The silicone chess board has dimensions of 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches. The board is the official regulation size for tournament chess (World Chess Federation). We feel that the chess board is the perfect size for game play, fits the pieces well, and the board is portable for travel as well. 

 

Does this set come with a bag?

The set does not include a quiver bag. The Best Chess Set Ever XL comes with a modern game box that fits perfectly with your board game collection. We feel that the premium design of the modern game box is the best way to display and travel with your set. 

 

Since these pieces are made of plastic, so are they prone for breaking or chipping?

The chess pieces do not break or chip easily, rather, they are very durable and will last a long time. I (Galen), have played thousands of blitz chess games with my set and I’ve never experienced any types of chess piece performance problems in my games.  The Best Chess Set Ever XL features quadruple weighted chess pieces which are heavy weighted and very sturdy. It is possible, although unlikely, that a piece becomes damaged during the shipment to you. We offer free replacement pieces, free returns, and a 12-month product money back guarantee to make sure you are happy! 

 

Are the white pieces white or cream colored?

So astute! In the Best Chess Set Ever XL, which is this product page, we sell the quadruple weighted chess pieces (4 lb set) which is a tan natural cream color. Many chess players love this color. In the Best Chess Set Ever, which is another product page, we sell the triple weighted chess pieces (2.2 lb set), which features an ivory white color. Between the two, the best chess pieces for you is your personal preference! 

 

Hello. I received my package yesterday but realized there was no strategy guide in the box. Can you send me one please?

Thanks for your message! Yes, I would be happy to send you five (5) strategy guides for free, and give you a full refund on your order. We seek to provide you with the best possible customer experience. 

 

Weird question but does the queen have "sharp" crown tips or "rounded" ones?

Thanks for your message! In the Best Chess Set Ever XL, which is this product page, we sell the quadruple weighted chess pieces. The quadruple weighted pieces offer more detail, including an ornate knight piece and a pointy crown on the queen. 

In the Best Chess Set Ever, different product page, we sell the triple weighted chess pieces. The triple weighted set has a queen coronet that is not pointy- it is a rounded shape. Based on customer feedback, we’ll look to reduce the pointy-ness of the quadruple weighted queen crown in the future. 

 

Description says vinyl or silicone board...so which is it? I dont want vinyl

We’ve fixed that now.  The chess board is made out of silicone. We sold vinyl chess boards in the past, but we have now upgraded to the superior silicone chess board and plan to continue with silicone! We feel that this is the best style chess board for the durability, portability, and player experience for your chess games. The dimensions are 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches. 

 

How heavy are the pieces?

Heavy. Best Chess Set Ever XL features quadruple weighted chess pieces which are heavy weighted. The chess pieces weigh 4 lb total and the complete set including the box weighs 5 lb. The weighted chess pieces are very popular and loved by our customers.  The quadruple weighted chess pieces feature a 4 inch tall king height. The base of the king is 1.9 inches and the weight of the king is 3 oz. The weighted chess pieces are very popular and loved by our customers. 

 

Will it hold 20x20 competition mat and quadruple chess pieces? Quadruple Weight Tournament Chess Game Set - Chess Board Game with Natural Chess Pieces

It holds it so good! Yes, the Best Chess Set Ever XL features a silicone chess board that has dimensions of 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches. The heavy weighted quadruple weighted chess pieces are 4 lb and the total complete set weight is 5 lb. The weighted chess pieces are very popular and loved by our customers. The game box fits the chess pieces and chess board perfectly. 

 

Description says "ideal for Blitz or Bughouse" but the queens look pointy. Are they?

Thanks for your message! In the Best Chess Set Ever XL, which is this product page, we sell the quadruple weighted chess pieces. The quadruple weighted pieces have a pointy queen which some customers dislike. In the Best Chess Set Ever, we sell the triple weighted chess pieces. The triple weighted set has a queen crown that is not pointy and that is a rounded shape. Based on customer feedback, we’ll look to reduce the ponty-ness of the quadruple weighted queen crown in the future. Personally, I do feel that this set is perfect for blitz and bughouse, because the weighted and large quadruple weighted chess pieces work great from the opening to an endgame time scramble. 

Will these pieces be too big for a 16x16 chess board?

Thanks for your message! The Best Chess Set Ever XL features a king base of 1.9 inches. The 16 x 16 inch chess board has 2 inch squares. Technically, the chess pieces would fit on your chess board. It’s up to your personal preference if you like chess pieces that have extra room or fit snugly on the board. The Best Chess Set Ever XL also features a silicone chess board that has dimensions of 20 inches by 20 inches and each square is 2.25 inches, so you can play with the board that best fits your preference. 

 

I don't see mention of a carrying bag. A reviewer said one came with it though, can anyone verify this?

Thanks for your message! The Best Chess Set Ever XL comes with a premium game box that fits perfectly with your board game collection. The set does not include a quiver bag. We feel that the modern design of the premium game box is the best way to display and travel with your set.