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Magnetic Chess


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  • Games for play on the way
  • 7?8" H x 91?2" W x 91?2" D
  • Perfect for vacations, camping, or long road trips
  • Game stores an instruction guide and all pieces inside a durable, high - quality plastic folding board
  • Portable
  • 7/8" x 9.5" x 9.5"
  • Folds for storage
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 4.8 x 1.7 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00000IRW2
  • Item model number: 2980
  • Our recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,190 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Perfect for vacations, camping, or long road trips! Each game stores an instruction guide and all pieces inside a durable, high-quality plastic folding board (7⁄8" H x 91⁄2" W x 91⁄2" D). Grades 3+ / Ages 8+

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Chess to go. The pieces, with a standard Staunton design, are 1 to 1.75 inches high and attach firmly to the 9.5-inch-square board. Even if you're playing in the back of a car on a mountain road, you don't have to worry that your brilliant and unusual variation on an obscure Paul Morphy attack strategy will be hurled onto the floor mats and lost to history. Ranks and files are marked 1 to 8 and A through H. The board is .75 inch thick when opened, and folds in two to form a snap-closing box that holds the pieces. A basic explanation of the game is included. --Richard Farr

Customer Reviews

Good size for traveling chess pieces. good magnetics.
Michael Cook
Magnets are powerfull enough to turn the board upside down without any pieces falling off.
Horsacourse
The bad: 1) The black squares and black pieces are almost exactly the same color.
Lee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Lee on May 22, 2010
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I have a 20 year old magnetic chess set that looks almost exactly like this one. My old set (made in Japan) finally wore out and I was hoping that this one would be as great. Unfortunately, made in China items are rarely the same quality as made in Japan.

The good:
1) The design of the plastic Staunton style pieces are nice - nothing fancy, but in good proportion to each other. (They are exactly the same design as my old set - the king is 2 inches tall - the knights look like horses - you will NOT mistake the bishops for a pawn.) The pieces are just the right size for the the board's one inch squares.
2) The magnets are adequate. The pieces stay in place in any reasonable board position. You can prop the board on your lap at a 45 degree angle and play over a game from a book.
3) I like the square notation on the edge of the board - that's a good improvement from my old board. I'll use this as an analysis set.
4) The price is right - you do get what you pay for - this is a reasonable value for the price.

The bad:
1) The black squares and black pieces are almost exactly the same color. Visually the black pawns tend to disappear on the black squares. The dark color squares should be a dark gray or brown or something other that the exact same shade of the pieces.
(The light color squares are have a delicate and attractive yellow tint - the white pieces show up just fine on the light squares.)
2) The board snaps closed with molded plastic snaps. The board closes securely now, but eventually the plastic will wear. (My old set had a magnetic closure that works perfectly to this day.)

THE UGLY:
I have one big complaint -- The set has a folding board with storage compartment inside, but THE HINGES ARE PLASTIC STRIPS.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L. K. Origanti on July 15, 2009
This is the best chess board I bought in my collection.
Best value for price. Outstanding quality.I bought expensive boards but I keep using this board the most.
Below are what I like about this board
1) Very durable
2) Strong magnets - You can turn the board upside down and the pieces do not fall off
3)All pieces have clear distinctive details
4)Fold the board and put the pieces into it.
5)The board is marked with numbers & Letters. This will help to learn chess better.
6)Portable-9inch (You do not miss the big board)

I ordered 6 additional boards to give as gifts.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bob Jones on December 25, 2009
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Item arrived broken at the hinge in two pieces. Completely unusable.

Magnets were very weak, would not hold pieces on board during travel if that is your hope.

It came missing a bishop.

Very cheap and very disappointing.

Ordered for Christmas and still waiting refund, replacement or something. It is now Jan 17th.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Horsacourse on January 28, 2013
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Magnets are powerfull enough to turn the board upside down without any pieces falling off. Great for the kids. The pieces fit nicely inside. Great price!
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short pieces.........I get 2 black queens instead of 1 king and 1 queen so disappointed
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The picture shows bone-white squares, but the one I received has "white" squares that actually look like the yellow you'd see on glow-in-the-dark materials. It's too late to return this and buy another set before Christmas. It's still only ten bucks and is designed rather well otherwise for the price, but sickly yellow is not white. I'm hoping my son doesn't hate it too much.
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