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Travel Magnetic Folding Chess Set

4.1 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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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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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Take this chess set on a plane, train or automobile. Here is a magnetic chess set that really works. The board lays flat and the pieces stick to the board. This will keep you and/or your children busy for hours. It's a great way to play chess on the go or even at home. By the way, chess is an educational game that will positively impact the analytical skills of children and teens.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7.8 x 7.8 x 1.6 inches
Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 9.6 ounces
ASIN B004P6TBDC
Item model number 100508
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #314,048 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#278 in Toys & Games > Games > Travel Games
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4.1 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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I was looking for a set for playing with books and this set is perfect. I found all the others I looked at way too big, as it needs to sit on my desk. The pieces are small and solid and actually have felt on the bottom. The board has notation. The only snafu is that the board has a slight, barely discernible wave in it, which I can fix, if need be, with glue. Which of course I shouldn't have to. But otherwise just what I was looking for! And shipped from CA in 3 days, surely a record, as I live on the East coast.
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This is an excellent magnetic chess set! The magnets are very strong. You can hold the board upside down and none of the pieces will fall off. In addition the board/box is very well made. Be advised this is a travel set and as such it is small but then again that is exactly what I wanted i.e. a small magnetic travel set!!
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Almost all small magnetic boards are overpriced and relatively cheap quality. This China-made board isn't perfect; I wonder how long the plastic hinges are going to last, etc., but for the price and the features I wanted, it's excellent. I had never seen a small magnetic board with the standard white/green colors and square numbers/letters of a tournament board. I find that very helpful, both visually and in training new players. That was the main reason I bought this, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the pieces are thicker and heavier than most magnetic sets - especially the knight. You'll see what I mean when you pick it up - it's actually a pleasure to move. The magnets seem to hold well. I'm very satisfied that I got what I wanted at a reasonable price.
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This is a simple inexpensive magnetic chess set. It is designed to present a good clear chess feel and be functional on the road, or in a playroom or even on a picnic table. It is functional and works well and I recommend it for the price.

Board Size:
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.

Game Pieces:
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.

Overall Construction:
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.
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This is the best magnetic chessboard I've bought so far and probably the last one :)
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.
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I bought this set so my son and I could play chess while on a long flight. The magnetic pieces made for stability, even in turbulence. The size of the board was also a great fit for us, as it could easily fit on the tray, or rest on the armrest between us. For me, the only negative was the set-up logistics. The board is on the outside which folds open for play. The pieces store in the non-active inside. When you open the board up to play, you have to put all those pieces somewhere while you fold the board open, flip it over, and then place the pieces. It would be a smoother transition if the chessboard were also on the "inside", so they could be set up more easily. This was easy to solve, I just placed all the pieces in a baggie, and placed that inside the fold-up board. When we wanted to play,I could open the board and still have something to hold the pieces. I also then had a place to put captured pieces during play.
Overall, I was very pleased with the set, and I think it is durable and of good quality. An excellent value for the price.
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I like this chess set. It is large enough so it's easy to use, but small enough for travel. It is not pocket size. The green squares makes it easier to play black pieces. The magnets are stong, but don't go shaking it hard on purpose. However, I had bought this hoping to use it on the beach, near pools, pretty much high possibility of water in the vicinity. So I must tell you that the squares are not painted on and sealed with sealant. The squares are printed on the glossy paper that sticks to the plastic board. Pretty much a large checkered sticker. So washing it, or getting any water or sand on it would damage it. And the sand would be difficult to clean out.

For the money it's a decent set. But it won't last you long.
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