CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Travel Magnetic Folding Chess Set
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- Folding Magnetic Chess Set
- Travel Size
- 1.625 inch King
- Board Measures 8 inches with .875 inch Squares
- Includes 32 Chessmen
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Top Customer Reviews
It is small, the board is 8"x 8" expanded. This is not a set you have for display purposes, unless you want it on a corner of your crowed desk! But the pawns are about one inch tall and the king is over one and a half inches tall so the pieces are clear for you to see while playing. The squares are slightly less than an inch, but roomy enough for the pieces. The board is a metallic laminated sheet glued to the board frame -a bit cheaply done on the sides, but seem to be holding. I suspect that the sides may peel back over time, but for now it is fine.
The white and black plastic pieces have the typical (or classic) chess piece design (I think the style is referred to as Staunton design). For an inexpensive travel set, they have a nice feel -they don't feel too hollow or too light.
The pieces have magnetic bottoms, which are felt covered and the bottom magnets are strong enough to keep the pieces on the board --even if you were to turn the board upside down (good). The felt bottoms on the pieces make it a bit more pleasant to slide the pieces and also just a bit softer when you drop them on a square.
The set expands on a table and lies flat without issue. The squares on both sides match up nicely. Oh, the board has the identification markings on all four sides -so you know which square is a1, a2, b3, c5, etc. That is helpful if you are setting up a situation from a chart, or teaching someone how to note or follow the moves.Read more ›
The pieces hold, the size is right to be used with a book on the side and to be taken around to play with friends.
Overall, I was very pleased with the set, and I think it is durable and of good quality. An excellent value for the price.
For the money it's a decent set. But it won't last you long.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Feels cheaply made..This only cost 4 dollars in the Philippines.
The hinges are already broken.
Will work for what I wanted but am wondering how the quality will holdup over time. Prices are of a higher quality than expected. Only time will tell.Published on June 27, 2014 by Jesse Lee
Got this for my husband who is using chess practice to keep his brain active. We're both seniors by the way. Read morePublished on March 29, 2014 by Garden Annie
Kids like it and it helps them get started on a game that requires a lot of critical thinking. very handy due to its size.Published on January 17, 2014 by Paul Beaty
I used it with my kids on a week-long trip on plane and rental car, hotel, etc. Came in handy. Takes a little care to keep it in top shape - not losing the parts, and keeping the... Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Dustin P. Paddock
It was cute and good. My family like it. But some of magnets were loose, but they are all there.Published on December 3, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is the second set I bought (see earlier lengthy review). Great purchase. Superb price/quality ratio. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by CondoDude