|Language:||English, French, German|
|Model Number||Ambassador European Chess Set|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Mfg Recommended age||14 year and up|
|Item Model Number||Ambassador European Chess Set|
|Product Dimensions||54.99 x 54.99 x 3.05 cm; 2.1 Kilograms|
Wegiel Handmade European Ambassador Chess Set - Wooden 21 Inch Beech & Birch Board with Felt Base - Carved Hornbeam & Sycamore Wood Chess Pieces - Compartment Inside The Board to Store Each Piece
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- This chess set is a "Ambassador" chess set due to its Incredible Detail Great Gift For The Holidays
- The board is made from beech and birch wood that gives it a classic, handmade feel that many chess enthusiasts will appreciate; number and letter algebraic coordinates adorn the borders; it measures 21.65"W x 1.18"H x 21.65"D (55cmx3cmx55cm), Squares measure 2.24"x2.24" (5.7cmx5.7cm) when folded, the board is held securely shut with 2 brass clasps
- Handcrafted chessmen are felt bottom and weighted; they are made from hornbeam and sycamore wood; the king measures 4.5"(11cm), Queen 3.66"(9.3cm), Pawn 2.28"(5.8cm) the elegantly intricate detail of each playing piece is impressive
- Secured chessmen compartments provide room inside the board to securely store each chess piece; each chess piece is individually protected in formed compartments inside the folding chess board
- Classic aesthetics are embodied in this complete chess set that is handcrafted in Poland from farm-grown wood; its exceptional craftsmanship makes it worthy to be put out on display
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Wegiel Handmade European Ambassador Chess Set - Wooden 21 Inch Beech & Birch Board With Felt Base - Carved Hornbeam & Sycamore Wood Chess Pieces - Compartment Inside The Board To Store Each Piece
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It is full size (21.6”x21.6”) and pieces are large as well. King Measures 4.5” and queen is about 3.6”. Each square is more than 2”. It’s hard to visualize, but I would say it is quite big chess board.
Carving and details on Chess board as well as pieces is very well done. It is Hand crafted. Each piece has felt lining at the bottom to prevent scratching the board. Board has intended form-fitted slots for storing pieces.
It is large enough to play chess comfortably and can fit on most coffee or side tables.
If you look at my pictures carefully, two halves very not clamped perfectly and hence in flat position, one side is slightly higher(2-3mm) higher than other. This could have been checked easily during QC.
Pieces feels little light and are not weighted. Considering they are made of solid wood and big size of pieces, it is not a big issue, but it would be great if manufacturer can somehow add some weight at bottom.
Inner lining seems thin and bit flimsy. I think if you handle it carefully, there would not be any issue, but be careful to place pieces perfectly for storage.
There are no extra pieces, so if you break queen, it will be hard to get new.
As I said, earlier, it is very hard to find good chess set and younger generation seems to loose interest in this classic game. This chess set is one of the best crafted chess set in this price range. Yes, you can spend several hindered dollars on chess set and buy better chess set, but I am not playing professional tournaments. For recreational play with family and friends, this chess set is more than sufficient and I am sure this set will even satisfy serious players getting into this classic game as well. Though my chess set came with minor misalignment, I am glad to find this set and I consider this as one of case of human error in checking final product. Overall, I highly recommend this chess set.
That's what I thought when I set this board and pieces up. It looks (and smells wonderful). Here are some details about the set dimensions and weights:
Pawn 13g 50mm
Rook 30g 62mm
Knight 31g 70mm
Bishop 20g 71mm
Queen 37g 88mm
King 34g 105mm
The circumference of the pieces range from 30mm (Pawn) to 37mm (Queen)
Each piece has a green felt base. The pieces are not weighted as such, but their own weight is plenty, if that makes sense.
30mm deep (60 when closed)
Each square is 55mm squared.
The whole board folds into half and is fastened by two metal clips.
Inside the board the pieces are snugly secured in a plastic, felt lined tray. The trays are removable so that you can replace the pieces into their relevant slots as they are taken buy you or your opponent.
Claims on the packaging box itself says "made without child labour", and one that made me laugh to myself: "For people over 14 years." I guess that means a 13-year-old boy, for example, can't play chess on this board >.<
This board is a real joy to play and at £45 (at time of writing this review) it really is a treat that you don’t want to pass up. It looks like a high end set at a vary reasonable price. I am extremely happy with this product. Also happy, as usual, with Amazon Logistics delivery service; you can now track your driver live so you know exactly where they are on a map, and so can plan your day around their estimated delivery time.
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting some incredible chess set, but I was anticipating something a bit nicer than this. If you don't mind the pieces being a bit lightweight for their size, you may well be happy with this, especially as there's nothing technically wrong with it, but don't buy it if you're expecting something superb. I was a bit swayed towards buying this by some of the more enthusiastic reviews, so lesson learned.
All I want to say; if you're considering to buy a wooden chess set with a large board at this price, this is your choice. Yes. THIS. As a matter of fact, don't even LOOK at other products. Just order this right away and save your precious time. I simply cannot understand if you'd end up being notably disappointed by doing exactly as I recommended.