212 of 214 people found the following review helpful
This chess set is an outstanding value,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
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This review is from: Travel Magnetic Chess Mini-Set (Toy)
The pieces are small, as you would expect from a travel set. However, they look very well made and easily identifiable. The magnets hold the pieces firmly to the board.
The set I received had a 1" tall Queen and a 1 1/4" tall King. When not in use the pieces fit inside two included small plastic bags. Those go in the 6 1/2" square board which folds and snaps shut.
I hope you enjoy the attached video which I put together as a tongue-in-cheek answer to some open questions. It's best watched in full screen with the sound on but not too loud. Regardless of the video, I know you will enjoy this set.
BTW, I feel that honest, effective reviews, accompanied by detailed videos, can take the place of first-hand experiences that are often lacking in online shopping. I've always appreciated the help I've gotten from other reviewers and try to return the favor as best as I can. I hope you found this review helpful and the video at least entertaining. If there was anything you thought was missing or unclear leave a comment and I'll do what I can to fix it.
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Initial post: Aug 14, 2012 9:06:45 PM PDT
Op. 133 says:
Ridiculously awesome video! Thanks so much! :) I'm gonna get this set, no doubt!
Posted on Sep 9, 2012 11:06:58 PM PDT
Probably the best Amazon review I've ever read/watched. Thank you for putting this together!
Adding to cart as we speak!
Posted on Sep 17, 2012 5:03:35 PM PDT
Wonderful work, Bob. Thanks for the review. Good to know that magnets are indeed strong.
Posted on Sep 18, 2012 1:35:50 PM PDT
Bob Tobias says:
Thanks, all, for the kind words! It was clearly an evening when I had a little extra time on my hands and I'm glad so many people are finding the review useful.
Posted on Dec 5, 2012 12:28:13 PM PST
Rachel Rubow says:
Very fun video. Clever.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012 8:25:20 PM PST
Victoria Maier says:
Your Video BLEW ME AWAY!!! Magnificent!!! What a great, unexpected, experience. My Son will LOVE this chess set, BUT not as much as I enjoyed your EXTREMELY WELL DONE video!!! Thanks so much for going that extra mile.
Very Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!! Victoria....NYC
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 10:33:07 PM PST
Bob Tobias says:
Victoria & Rachel,
Thank you! Over the past few years I've written a number of reviews and this is one of my favorites. That makes it all the more gratifying when I receive comments like yours.
Thanks again and Happy Holidays,
Posted on Dec 16, 2012 10:52:08 AM PST
The review against which I will measure all other reviews. From now until the 2001/2010 black obelisks turn Jupiter into a star. Thank you.
Posted on Dec 17, 2012 11:24:35 AM PST
J. Anders says:
I chose this chess set above any others as a direct result of watching THIS video! Superbly done!
Posted on Jan 5, 2013 6:01:18 AM PST
Sandra Schpoont says:
Great video! I will definitely buy this chess set based on your video. It explains everything! :-)