Chess Boards

A Guide to Choosing the Right Chess Board

Have you, like so many before you, been bewitched by the enchanting power of chess, but don’t know where to start and what board to choose? Well then, you’re in for a treat. You have come across the ultimate guide for choosing a chess board, so buckle up! There is plenty of good advice coming your way!

Choosing the right chess board is not always easy, especially if you have never shopped for a chess board before and you aren’t sure what you need to consider when narrowing down the many options. Whether you are a beginner player looking for their very first folding chess board or you are an experienced player hoping to find a new wooden chess board for your collection, consider the following short guide to choosing the right chess board for you.

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Chess Board Styles The first thing you will want to consider is the style of the chess board. There are many different ones to choose from, starting with a standard wooden chess board, up to an electronic chess board. We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get going! Folding chess board This is easily the most popular style for beginners. Folding boards are designed to be folded up and are ideal for travel or casual play, particularly since they sometimes include built-in compartments to hold your chess pieces. Folding boards come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so if you plan on taking one with you to travel, make sure that it’s small enough to fit comfortably in your bag or luggage. They are easy to store and usually come with standard style pieces. Folding chess boards come in a variety of materials, most popular being vinyl and wood. Read More