Vinyl Chess Boards

Vinyl chess boards are relatively new in the market but they have already won the hearts of many chess enthusiasts due to their convenience. Chess boards are often showcased and used at tournaments, hobby shops and anywhere else chess boards and sets are sold. Vinyl boards are made with vinyl material and are popular for several reasons primarily because of its affordability and convenience. Vinyl is a relatively inexpensive material hence the low price of vinyl boards. Plus, they can be easily folded, rolled up and stored. Chess boards are ones designed to be folded or rolled up for chess play on the go. They are perfect for classrooms and travel chess games alike.

Before you buy your very own vinyl board, read through this brief guide to learn more about them.

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If you are interested in knowing more about the two most common types of plastic chess board or vinyl board, including the best tips for buying them, then consider the following guide.  

Vinyl Folding Chess Board

Vinyl chess boards can be folded which is great for storage. Whether you are a hobbyist who needs to keep the vinyl board somewhere in their bedroom or you need to bring along a board for practice during a tournament, a vinyl board will spare you a lot of hassle. A folding chess board is also ideal for when you want to play chess on the go, since the board can be folded up and stored in a bag or travel box. Folding chess boards made from vinyl are a little sturdier than their roll up counterparts, so keep that in mind if it’s a factor that may impact which type you purchase.  

Vinyl Roll up Chess Board

Roll up vinyl chess boards are also convenient for storage. Roll up boards are portable so you can take them along in a car, on a plane or train, or anywhere else. Best of all, the vinyl material makes it so that the board won’t get crinkled or damaged by being rolled up, so it will always look flat and pristine when you roll it back out.  

Tips for Vinyl Board Shopping

There are a number of different options in the market, so you need to make an informed decision. Here are a few tips to keep in mind that will help you get the best vinyl board at the best possible price. 

Tip: Buy your boards at chess speciality sites

Buy your vinyl board from a chess speciality site like Kaoori. The best place to buy chess boards made from any material is from a chess specialty site. Specialty shops have a wider range of options, making it possible to find just what you are looking for. 

Tip: Decide on your color and type before you shop

Decide on your color and type before you shop as this will allow you to narrow down your search and will ultimately save you a lot of time. There are a number of different vinyl chess board options out there, and you can make the shopping process easier by knowing the type and color board you want before you start to shop. The most common colors you’ll find are black/white, brown/white and brown/yellow. You will also need to decide between a folding board and a roll-up board, which can vary in quality and cost depending on the exact vinyl material being used. Remember, always compare prices between different shops to make sure you are getting the best deals on your vinyl chess board, whether you’re purchasing a roll up board for travel or a fold-up board to store away. Look through Kaoori’s collection of vinyl boards and you will surely find one that meets your needs.