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What to Look For In Your Chess Set

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What to Look For In Your Chess Set
When it comes to chess, we are spoiled with choice due to the array of chess sets available to us. There are all sorts of styles and designs to choose from and the choice you make will depend on your needs or that of the lucky recipient of the chess board. Whether you are buying for yourself or a loved one, there are several aspects to look out for when selecting the perfect chess set.
Budget
Without making any other considerations, the first thing you will need to consider is how much you can realistically afford to spend on the chess set. There are chess boards available in a range of prices and if you are working with a lower budget, you can still find sets which will cater for your needs. There are basic chess sets and those which act as a travel companion, and these are lower in price. However, if you are looking to splash out on your chess board, you will find luxury and designer chess sets at a higher price but with a more lavish look and feel.
Eco-Friendly
As we are all more aware of the environment these days, it may be within your interests to choose a chess set which is eco-friendly. A chess board which is constructed using a solid and stable MDF core will offer an option for those who wish to play their part in protecting the environment. They may be environmentally friendly, but this doesn’t mean they are any less attractive or durable than other types.
Latest Edition
If you like the products you buy to be new editions, you may want to consider some of the latest chess boards to hit the shelves. The Jacques Style Staunton Ebonised Chessmen are a new style on the market, which combine quality and style effortlessly for the perfect addition to any Staunton chess board. There are a range of other new chess boards on the market, including the Walnut Deluxe Mould Edge Chessboard, which is an affordable option for those on a budget and a selection of others which depend on the style you are looking for.
Occasion
The occasion in which you are buying the chess set will also determine which style might be the most suited option for your needs. For instance, if your chess board will be used at home, you don’t need to be concerned about the size or weight of the board, as any style will suit. However, if your chess board is to be used for your travels, you may want to consider the travel size or electronic options. There are also options for those who are looking for chess sets for schools, which can easily be taken down or put up without causing too much disruption. You can find a complete package for school, which includes a chess board, chess pieces and a timer to allow for a bit of healthy competition. If you are playing anywhere and just don’t want the hassle of having to put the board away, the roll up chess board is a good alternative.
Style
If you want to add a touch of glamour to your home, the luxury or designer chess boards are the ideal choice. The Chrysler Handmade Glass Chess Set for example, is one which encompasses both style and practicality to produce a game you will be proud to show off. If you are looking for a chess set which is unique and will be guaranteed to stand out, the Fantasy Chess Pieces is the perfect choice to combine with any chess board. There are also basic styles of chess sets if you prefer a more demure look, it really depends on what you are looking for or the needs of the person you are buying it for.
Age
The age of the person you are buying for may play a part in which chess board is the most suitable. If you are buying for a child, the last thing you want is for a really expensive luxurious chess board to get broken or for the chess pieces to get lost, so it might be worth looking at the mid-price range options. For the older generation, there is plenty of choice, from the basic to luxurious and everything in-between. Chess boards make the ideal present for any age and with Christmas nearly upon us; there is still time to place an order before the big day arrives.
Activity
If you tend to play chess regularly, then it is a good idea to choose a chess board which is durable and will withstand the test of time. If you only play once in a while, the roll up or basic chess boards may be a better option for you. The last thing you want is to have to replace your chess board on a regular basis, so if you like to get in a lot of practice, choose one which will last. It may be a bit more expensive, but it will be worthwhile and more cost effective in the long run.
No matter what type of chess set you are looking for, you will find a wide selection to choose from at Chessmaze International. As an establish UK chess set supplier, you will find chess boards to suit all tastes here. There are chess boards imported regularly to the chess shop, so keep coming back if you don’t find what you need the first time round. There are also special offers to take advantage of and if you order soon, you will still be able to get a delivery in time for Christmas. To find out more and to take a look through the vast collection of chess boards available, visit http://www.chessmazeinternational.com/. What better way to spend Christmas day with the family than gathered round a chess board, having fun and sharing good times together.
 

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