Share the Love of Christmas with the Perfect Gift from the Chess Shop
Whether you are completely new to playing chess or are a seasoned expert, chess is a game which can bring people together and one where you can develop at your own pace.At Chessmaze International you can find a wide range of chess boards in a variety of styles, such as the Renaissance Hand Painted Brass Chess Set which is ideal for those who are looking for a more luxurious option or the Magnetic Black Chess Set, if you think your loved one may appreciate a travel companion. If you feel that a more modern option may be more suitable, there is also the choice of the Einstein Chess Computer, where you can combine a love for consoles with a passion for the game itself. These are perfect for the younger generation and will help improve their learning and develop their knowledge and skills, allowing them to understand the benefits of healthy competition.With a pre-Christmas sale currently running, you can pick up some amazing deals on chess boards, with as much as 50% off while stocks last. There is also a 60 days return policy and two year guarantee which means that you can have additional peace of mind that your purchase will be protected.
Christmas is a time of joy and happiness, but it can also leave us scratching our heads when it comes to conjuring up ideas for gifts for our loved ones. There is so much at our fingertips these days that we can often be overwhelmed with choices and it can be difficult to find that one gift which will put a smile on the face of our loved one and show them how much they mean to us.
Christmas is the one time of the year when we really get a chance to show our gratitude to the special people around us, which is why we want to ensure we choose a gift which will provide enjoyment for a long time to come.
In a world of technology, many people are turning their backs on games consoles in favour of the more traditional options, such as board games. These tend to inspire us to communicate more with each other and can help us to build a number of skills such as developing strategies.
One of the most popular traditional board games is the chess board, which is a fun and interesting game which can offer up many different challenges.
Each chess board is made with the highest of quality and the affordable prices make this chess shop the only place to visit for all your chess needs.
The selection of exquisite chess boards is constantly growing and you can be assured that there is something for everyone to enjoy here.
To take a look at the collection of chess boards and to make Christmas a special time for your loved one, visit http://www.chessmazeinternational.com/. No matter what size of budget you have to spare, you will find something suitable at Chessmaze International.
ChessMaze is very proud to have supplied the band members of Take That with a chess set each!
We provide the highest quality chess equipment and sets at the lowest possible prices. We sell chess sets, clocks, chessboards,teaching equipment, pieces, games and more, to schools, clubs, resellers, retailers, and individuals. We have the best service and products and will beat anyone's prices - guaranteed! Enjoy our online store and please contact us with any questions! For the Festive season we have an extended 60 day returns policy backed by a 2 year Guarantee! No other chess retailer offers more! Make the right move buy your chess set from the leading established UK chess sets supplier.
Whether you are in the market for a basic staunton chess set or a fine set of wooden hand carved chess pieces in the luxury chess sets range, you have arrived at the right place! Since 1993 we have been supplying a fantastic collection of all styles Worldwide. We are one of the largest independent chess suppliers in Europe. Being an industry leader we purchase in volume which lowers our products rate and the savings we pass on to you the customer. So if you need a quality chessboard or a set of carved wooden chess pieces and much much more make sure you have a good look at our extensive onlne catalogue.
We have introduced some delightful chess sets to our winter catalogue. Our collection has grown exponentially over the past few years. Working with only the best artisans we have one of the largest and diverse range of quality sets of all styles in stock and ready for next day shipping. One of our most popular chess sets is the Ultimate Staunton style chess set. Constructed from blemish free solid black ebony with an opposing side of uniquely beautiful white boxwood, each piece is completely hand crafted, triple weighted and fitted with red leather to the base. The King height of 3.5" gives a regal appearance to the set which is supplied with a beautiful twin tier suede lined box. We are confident you will find a chess set or chessboard, or a combination that will bring you or loved ones many years of enjoyment
Chess Sets for Schools? Yes! the largest selection available at the lowest prices. Chessmaze International - gladly accepts purchase orders from verifiable schools, clubs or organizations. Our ultimate acceptance and fulfilment of requested purchase orders does, of course, depend upon our solid verification of the purchaser's qualification in this regard. Simply email your details to us prior to order. We extend Net 30 Day facilities for Wholesale, Schools and Clubs.
ChessMaze are foremost retailers and suppliers of chess sets and chess boards. Our excellent website is a veritable treasure trove offering a myriad of high quality products. There is are a wealth of chess products far exceeding most chess product websites and our promise is our products are of the highest quality. The products range from Luxury Chess Set & Board to Staunton hand carved chess pieces, and very many things in between. Regardless of your level of interest in chess we can cater for you with a huge selection of items. Our unique edge is that we source our product with the quality of materials and craftsmanship. For instance in our chess board range of products we have the extremely sumptuous Andalusian Limited Edition Ebony chess set and Signature Series Chess Board.
We have recently added a luxury range of chessboards to our catalogue. We have an exclusive distributorship deal with our supplier who are based in the beautiful Amalfi coast, Sorrento Italy. We believe these chess boards to be the finest available in Europe. Earlier this year we had the pleasure of meeting up with Giuseppe Miniero (prop) of Giglio Asla and invited to visit the factory where these unique and beautiful boards are made. The resulting factor of that visit reinforced our decision to import more of these sublime luxury items such as chess boxes with inlaid marquetry, chess drawer cabinets of makassar and walnut along with a fine array of backgammon sets.
Also new for this year the very popular club staunton antiqued chessmen. These fine chess pieces are of particular interest to the collector as they are purposely manufactured following exacting standards and design features to the very earl John Jaques design, circa 1850 Staunton styled chess set. Our master craftsmen have in essence recreated an accurate reproduction of the widely used popular Staunton chess men. However these antiqued sets have been subject to a staining process that results in the boxwood looking aged with a fine honey hue patina. Competitively priced and a great set to own.
Operating from a 2000 sq. ft. warehouse based in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, we offer the very best quality chess sets you can buy at the best prices. In fact, we promise the lowest price on any like for like items. We are exclusive stockists of the well renowned English Chess Company, and boast a large range of quality chess sets and boards including the revered Staunton brand.Buying direct from the English Chess Company will save you ££'s! We have been supplying many happy customers with the very best chess pieces and chessboards for over a decade. Our ethos is based on offering low priced quality chess set products, a timely delivery and a 30 day no quibble returns policy.
We stock the finest chess boxes in the UK. These exquisite chess boxes exude quality and are the finest we have encountered in 20 years of trading in chess sets and accessories. So if you want to add a touch of finesse to your set of pieces and board and make it a complete combo then upgrade to one of our Italian prestige collection boxes. Over the next few months we will be adding many more chess boxes with a wider selection of swatches to choose from.
We have just launched three new categories including Backgammon Sets, Mahjong Sets and Dominoes Our chess sets come from a wide variety of countries including Germany, Italy, India, Poland, Spain, and many more.
Our site offers secure shopping and an easy to use format to find what you are shopping for. ChessMaze International a company offering many years of experience in chess sets and associated product retailing. Our aim is to establish a clients needs and service that to the best of our ability . Our catalogue of chess sets and accessories is very extensive including economy chess sets, chess computers, hand painted chess sets and luxury chess sets and were sure you’ll find the items you require. If there is any item you are looking for and cannot find it on the site do contact us
01948 880 060
Prepare for the Christmas Holidays with Luxury Chess Boards|
With Christmas on the horizon, it’s time for us to start preparing for the day and this inevitably means conjuring up different ways to keep ourselves amused over the festive period, especially when entertaining guests.
At a time when the weather is usually far from perfect and we have more of it on our hands, most of us love nothing more than wrapping up warm and staying indoors with our family and enjoying some quality time together.
Although we have lots of different forms of technology at our fingertips these days, including games consoles and of course the television, these can often mean we switch off to those around us and don’t communicate with each other in the way we should. This is especially true on Christmas day as it is the one time of the year when we get the chance to spend quality time together after a hectic year.
One way to ensure the lines of communication are open and that we have fun over the festive period with those around us is to purchase some board games. These are ideal for the winter weather, when we are warm and cosy in the confines of our home.
Start Learning Early with Chess Sets for School
A game of chess offers many benefits, including the opportunity to learn about different strategies and a way to get to know other players as you share the experience together. It can also open up healthy competition, as you strive to constantly improve on your last game.
In order to become a great chess player, you need to practice regularly and what better time to start than at school, when you are more open to learning and can absorb new information quickly and easily.
With chess sets for school you can set up tournaments in the class room and enjoy a new form of learning, whether as part of your curriculum or for during your breaks. It is also the perfect opportunity to get to know class mates and learn more about them, with the inevitable target of making sure you win!
At Chess Maze UK you will find a wide range of chess boards for schools, in a variety of designs including the roll up chess board which is ideal for putting up and taking down quickly when you are in a hurry to get back to work.
Halifax Chess Club is hosting an open blitz competition
Haiyan Charity Blitz.. Halifax Chess Club is hosting an open blitz competition to raise funds for the victims of typhoon Haiyan The Philippines has been devastated by a typhoon that has killed many thousands and destroying countless homes across the region
Date: Sunday the 1st of December Venue: Lee Mount Club, The Concert Room, Lee Mount Road, Halifax. HX3 5EQ
Competition Arbiter: Ihor Lewyk
Rate of Play: Both players will be given 10 minutes in which to complete all moves Entry Fee: £10 (Entry fees will be collected on the day of the event. All entry fees will be donated to charities supporting victims of typhoon Haiyan)
Prizes: All entrants will compete in a single ‘Open’ section •Main Prizes: 1st=£200 / 2nd=£100 / 3rd=50 •Grading Prizes: Below 100=£40 / 100-129=£40 / 130-159=£40 •Best Junior* 1st=£30 *(Under 16 years old on 01.12.13) Winners will also receive products donated by our sponsors (see below) All entry fees will be donated to charities supporting victims of typhoon Haiyan. More...
What Our Customers Say
A Very Satisfied Customer
Just wanted you to know we got the chess set yesterday. My son is elated! I was very impressed with your high level of customer service.
I received my Staunton set on Friday and it is beautiful. I was concerned about buying a set based on a digital picture but could not find a set to my liking from the meagre choices available in the St. Louis area. Thank you for providing me and my family with a set we will enjoy as much as the game itself. I truly could not be happier.
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The Chess Factory
We are an approved stockist of The Chess Factory range.
Every one of our chess sets is crafted by hand. We take pride in bringing to you only the most superior sets both in terms of quality and design. Thechessfactory offers a variety of chess sets - from collectors' series, travel chess sets to our heavily weighed ebony Staunton sets - our range has something to suit every need and every pocket. Thechessfactory produces lacquered chess boards in all sizes and shapes and is also one amongst the few to manufacture leather crafted boards. Unlike any other chess manufacturer, we at thechessfactory can replace, on special request, damaged or missing pieces.
Customer Review -The Elgin Ebony Chess Set
Just a note of thanks for the Ebony and boxwood Elgin Chess set. The quality of the carving is quite astonishing. From personal experience I know how difficult it is to work with the hardness of ebony. What your craftsmen have created by way of Knights and Kings is quite exquisite. The personal encouragement you have given to these village carvers to produce such high qualify pieces has obviously worked!
The Staunton Chessmen
Even if you aren't an avid chess player, you are certainly familiar with the Staunton style of chessmen. They are the very image that comes to the minds of most people of what a chess piece looks like and they have become synonymous with the game. They are the standard by which all chessmen are designed and they are the design stipulated in the rules of chess for tournament play, officially designated as such by the World Chess Federation in 1924.
What makes this particular design the classic example of chessmen the world over and where did the design originate?
Here is a short history of the House of Staunton and it's association with the 'Royal Game.'
Why the Need for a Design Overhaul?
The game of chess has been around for centuries but really didn't become popular in the West until the 18th and 19th centuries. Until that time there was no standard design for chessmen. Players played with their own chessmen, created by the big designers and manufacturers of the day such as Lund, Merrifield, Calvert, Saint George, French Regence, and Selenus.
The main problem with these chessmen was in their design; the sets were impractical, the chessmen themselves were too similar in appearance to other pieces in the set, and they were expensive to manufacturer. The pieces were sometimes too flimsy, sometimes too ornate for practical use, and sometimes just plain confusing when viewed on a chessboard. More...
The Elgin Chess Set
Shropshire, U.K.- XX February, 2013 Chess Maze International, exclusive stockist of the renowned English Chess Company, are pleased to announce the release of the special edition Elgin Staunton Ebony Chessmen. This set is hand crafted of ebony and boxwood and exhibits intricately-wrought detailing in every aspect of each piece.
The Chess Maze International warehouse, set in the beautiful English countryside, is known throughout the world as suppliers of some of the most beautiful chessboards and chessmen ever crafted. These Elgin Staunton Ebony Hand Carved Chessmen are no exception; they are an absolute work of art. More...
Tips To Find Quality chess sets
Tips To Find Quality chess sets. Are you looking for the finest chess sets? Many chess players prefer a chess set that are high quality, because of their love for the game. If you are also searching to buy a chess set for your next game or to give to someone but have no idea what is the best because of the numerous options, read on for some ideas. Chess sets comes in different designs and material, so choosing the best depends on why you need to buy one. More...
Chessmaze Independent review
San Fransisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2012 -- People have been playing chess for more than 1,500 years. An early version of the game was being played in India before the start of the 6th century AD. By the 15th century, the game had evolved into roughly its current form.
The first world chess championship took place in 1886 and the World Chess Federation was founded in Paris in July 1924. The first programmed chess games appeared on the market in the 1970s and now thousands of people enjoy playing chess against their computer.
ChessMaze Launches Limited Edition Chess Sets
Those who know how to play chess are aware of the brain-storming excitement and entertainment involved in this sport. This indoor game has enthralled everyone with its brain stimulating exercise. Those who play it have their own reasons to play chess, some play it for excitement, some play if for entertainment and some enjoy its ability to sharpen the mind. There are professional chess players who have won over the world by their unique moves. The good thing about this sport is that you do not need much to start a game, just a chess board and sets of chess pieces will do. It hardly takes much space than you can sit comfortably. But those who love chess, love their chess boards and chess pieces more than anything. They strive to acquire the best of chess boards and chess pieces, and feel proud to possess a really unique chess set. More...
Limited Edition Chess Sets Genuine?
There is a trend among chess retailers to offer limited editions chess sets, and why not? After all investing in a chess set that will appreciate in value is not such a bad idea. Some antique chess sets fetch healthy amounts on the open market, therefore investing now in a leading brand name is a sound idea.
That said however, how do you know your limited edition set is actually limited?
Well we cant guarantee other retailers are quite so honest as Chessmaze, what we can guarantee is we offer the genuine article!
Chessmaze supplies 100% genuine Limited Edition sets, all of which are registered as such with the UKâ€™s Copyright Office. Our designs are unique and available only through approved distributors.
Why are we stressing this? Itâ€™s because not all the competition is quite so genuine.