We really searched for the kind of chess set we had when we were kids. This was the closest we found. The picture on the front of the box has black checkers on it, but there are no black checkers in the box; only red and white. The chess pieces are nice, and like the kind I had growing up in the seventies. The board and box are a little flimsy, but okay. My 7 year old son plays with one of us (mom or dad) almost daily and it is still in great condition after several months.