Find everything you need to play the world's greatest strategy board game right here! The OnBuy chess sets category contains a wide range of chess pieces and sets for beginners and experienced players alike. We have wooden, metal glass and marble chess sets, plus licensed chess sets featuring characters from favourite franchises in this amazing category. You may also find a perfectly balanced, FIDE-approved Staunton chess set fit for tournament competitions. Browse the category now and you'll be checking kings in no time!
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Looking to buy Chess?It's one of the oldest games around, but the Chess category at OnBuy is still filled with life! In this category you'll find brilliant chess boards and individual pieces that every player will enjoy. Whether you're still grappling with the en passant rules or you're ready to take on Gary Kasparov, there's a chess set for everyone in this category!
Chess sets for beginners
Everyone's got to start their chess journey somewhere, and we have plenty of brilliant beginner sets that let you practice your moves without breaking the bank. The most popular kind of board for newbies is the humble wooden chess set. These are lightweight and inexpensive, usually made from pine or balsa wood and provided with plastic chess pieces, making them a great chess for kids choice.
The advantage with buying a beginners' chess set isn't just in how affordable they are. Another benefit is that beginners chess sets often come with a set of draughts pieces, meaning that they also double as a draughts board.
Luxury chess sets
If chess has been your favourite hobby for years you may be in the market for a more luxurious set. If you want to really impress your opponent, consider buying a glass chess set with transparent pieces as 'white' and frosted glass pieces as 'black' - they may be so dazzled that you'll throw them off their game!
A metal chess set or a set made from other materials isn't just about showing off (although they are beautiful), it's also about durability and adding extra pleasure to the game. The gravity that comes with holding a piece from a marble chess set over the board is just so much better than you could ever get from a cheap wooden one.Not that a wooden chess set has to be cheap. Within this category you might come across a Staunton chess set. These are high class, professional grade chess sets. These wooden boards and chess pieces are the recognised standard set by FIDE, the chess governing body, for international tournaments. They have an instantly recognisable style, due in part to their excellent weighting, which helps stop them from falling over. If you're serious about playing chess, one of these pieces is a must.
Licensed chess sets
Chess is a game with such a rich history that it's a part of some of our best loved media franchises, whether it's the main subject of the show (like the smash hit Queen's Gambit) or bizarre world building like Wizard's Chess from Harry Potter or Star Trek's tri-dimensional chess. This pop culture popularity means you'll find a number of officially licensed chess sets in this category.
If you adore the wizarding world you can find a Harry Potter chess set that's a dead ringer for the giant animated pieces that Ron, Harry and Hermione play with in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Or, if you're deep into the lore of Middle Earth, you'll appreciate a Lord of the Rings chess set. On the other hand, fighters in the Rebel Alliance will love defeating the Empire with a Star Wars chess set. You could even stumble upon a LEGO chess set fit for the most imaginative builders.