Wooden Chess Board

At Chessgammon we have such a wide range of wooden chess board available ready for you to purchase from our warehouse. We stock a vast number of styles and sizes and we accommodate for many different budgets. our premium range of  boards are made in the middle east. These particular chess boards are carefully carved by our skilled artisans, taking their time to perfect these chess boards and with each piece the texture completely differs. Each board is handcrafted and this quite visible with the texture of the range of scores and designs noted on the board. A large portion of the boards visible in this part of the selection are engraved with mother of pearl scores and designs. Each piece of mother of pearl and the many small pieces of rosewood, walnut-wood and ebony-wood are hand inset, this all takes a significant period of time to craft. Some of our boards also have a walnut wood stand, giving the chess board a slight lift and giving the board a significant feel good factor in-comparison to a standard board. Each Chess board sold by Chessgammon is made with extremely high quality and each wooden chess board has many years of durability.

We stock a varied range of different sizes, from as small as 13″ to as large as 21″ tournament chess board, carved with mother of pearl insets that also meet the exact specification to allow chessmen as large as 4″ to be placed on the chess board. We completely understand all our customers will come to shop with a different budget and we have boards to cater for any budget. Chessgammon stocks a range of  boards from Spain, Poland, Middle East, Turkey as well as India. All these board with stunning designs and textures that are not available anywhere else, not to forget the range of different wood boards we stock.

Wooden Chess Board

Wood is indeed the most popular material used whilst crafting chess boards, both veneered and handmade for many hundred years. Wood is the primary choice based on the range of different natural woods available, both solid wood and different veneers and it’s perfect characteristics of the material being long lasting and certainly as durable as it is. These fantastic wooden chess board have been carefully crafted by our supplier ‘Helena Arts’ based in the eastern province of Turkey. Initially this board is prepared with solid wood, either Ebony, Rosewood or Walnut and from here the stand is carefully placed. Each board has 4 antique placed stands that give the chess board it’s height. Each stand has a unique pyramid like layered designed crafted carefully to be carefully stuck to main body of the chess board. The craftsmanship is not complete until each board is placed with intricately positioned square mother of pearls as the lighter squares on the board. These pearls are certainly not every individuals taste but certainly give a unique yet authentic look to the board. Lastly the board in buffered and finished off with a thick polish. All this craftsmanship is conducted predominately by hand by a skilled artisan.

Mother of Pearl

The term mother of pearl describes the shell used the often shines when a wooden chess board is held at a particular handle or under certain shades of lighting. This piece of material is and organic-inorganic composite produced on the inner linings of shells found on the seabed. There is a common misconception of this particular material being brittle, however this is quite the opposite, mother f pearl is actually a very strong and resilient piece of material. Often this material is used in luxury items such as jewellery, chess sets as well as furniture. This piece of material again can take a large period of time to prepare and each piece has to be cut with precision to inset and set by hand into each and every individual chess board. The mother of pearl often signifies an item of high value and therefore is used as show of a luxury product to increase it’s value.

Suitable Chess Pieces

More significance should be placed onto the fantastic chess pieces that actually complete these wooden chess board. These eastern European style boards are crafted with the intention to be played with metal chess pieces. However unfortunately the metal chess pieces can cause slight damage to the chess board surface and can certainly effect the solid wood quality of the board.  As mentioned above, each board is delicately crafted with time and precision and with the right coating to prevent wear and tear. The provides a longer life to each chess board, unfortunately and damage the board may sustain, this can have an effect on it’s wear and tear. The polish applied over the top is relatively thick, however this prevents any movement of the squares that have been carefully laid out. Any damage to the polish can effect the qualities of the wood underneath and sure enough the board needs to be preserved to ensure it does not sustain damage. Our vast collection in the luxury range chess has a fantastic additional of staunton chess pieces. Each chess piece has been carefully crafted from solid blocks of wood. The famous and the more powerful chess pieces have their own designs based on famous world chess tournaments from across the glove in the past. Each of these chess pieces is carefully crafted in Amritsar, India. Amritsar is the heart of craftsmanship of carefully handmade chessmen with detail given the each and every single chess piece. Each piece is also weighted with a weight of metal to ensure all the pieces have a consistent balance when playing incredibly fast and quick paced games. Each piece is also layered with a thin green velvet base to prevent any damage to the handcrafted chess board.

Chess Board Size

Chess championship tournaments will often use these flat boards as they are large with weighted pieces to allow a comfortable game of chess. However if you are on the go and would like a travel chess set, do not worry, we have a vast range available in our classic chess range and our original chess range. The chess boards will be more compatible and smaller in size to ensure they are not a hindrance to your journeys. They can also be a valid purchase for those constantly on the move and would like a set that can all be compact and can easily be carried around. Indeed we have a large variation of chess boards where pieces can be placed away in a draw just under the surface or be placed in a soft velvet pouch in a foldable chess board. Commonly the pieces found in these sets will not be weighted, due to the fact weighted pieces can mean further mass may be added onto your luggage.Finding the right board to match the chess pieces is not the easiest task, specially considering the collection available. The chess board should not only be the correct size but needs to have a feel good factor with the chess pieces to ensure you have a fantastic game of chess! A vast majority of collectors will know the exact type of board they are after with the more popular boards range from 20 – 22″.

Our Promise to You

Although we predominantly specialise in products in our online chess store, we also invite our customers to come and visit our warehouse to view our luxury chess sets first hand. We are sure you will indeed not forget a chess set from Chessgammon whilst you play chess.

Delivery & Returns Assurance

We have also offered a free UK delivery on all of our products with the option for a free 30 day, no quibble no fuss returns policy. We ensure each and every piece that gets sent directly from our warehouse is checked one by one to make sure the set you play with has no defects and ofcourse with this will come many games of fun across the years. Our great staunton chess sets all come with a king height at 3 3/4 inch and 2 queens to complete a full set of chess. Each piece that we include is of a good quality to ensure you the customer are completely satisfied with the product or products you have chosen from us.


We at Chessgammon have many years and years of experience with chess sets, we indeed regards ourselves as professionals in the traditional games of chess and backgammon. Indeed to acquire such products and dealing with a vast network of our suppliers from around the globe, these years of experience certainly come in hand. What this means for our customers is that they will receive a product with very high quality at very affordable and cheap prices.


Certainly at Chessgammon we part take in a large sale towards the end of the year to ensure you the customer can make ideal use during the festive seasons of black friday, cyber monday and in preperation for Christmas. The sale is across all of our products of chess and backgammon including the accessories to make sure you have the right gifts for your friends and family.