Luxury chess set

Luxury chess sets

We have a beautiful range of selected chess boards and Staunton chess pieces that have been perfectly matched by our team at Chessgammon. Although we have such a vast range of stock of chess pieces and chess boards, we feel it is very important that you have a range that is perfectly selected for you, not needing to worry about the chess board size or the chess pieces.

We have ensured whilst matching these range of sets that we cater for all budgets without compromising on quality with our luxury chess sets. It is indeed worth noting that Chessgammon is one of the largest chess and backgammon stores available. We specialise in both in comparison to other chess and backgammon stores respectively, who only specialise in just either chess or backgammon.

At Chessgammon we completely understand with a product that is hand carved we can expect to find small defects and errors, our team has gone through our vast range of stock and double check when dispatching your order to ensure you receive a very high quality and durable luxury chess set. Our team have only sourced products from the best artisans and manufacturers across the globe to include all sizes and a range of different designs.

Our fantastically crafted luxury chess combinations are constructed from high quality veneered wooden boards that are made in Spain and exquisitely delicate rare chess pieces crafted from the heart of Staunton chess pieces, Amritsar India. We have a vast array of popular Staunton chess pieces designs to complement the complete set. Each piece has been carefully crafted from blocks of wood by skilled artisans who have perfected their skill across decades of workmanship.

Each pieces is cut delicately and precisely to meet the design specification. Following on from here, each piece is carved on the base to apply an equal amount of weight to allow stability specially for those blitz matches of chess that require each piece to be moved several times in a matter of seconds. Each piece is then layered with a soft velvet base, preventing any damage to your terrific chess board.

Chess board

Each Chess Board is carefully crafted by our wonderful supplier based in Turkey, Helena Wood Art, each of these boards inset with real and expensive mother of pearl designs. These organic mother pearl designs are incredibly hard to find with boards and often cost significantly itself for a reasonable size or pattern. These skilled craftsmen use a wooden platform to then piece together each and every organic sheet of veneer together requiring careful understanding of product quality to product a high class board. The board also has a well carved stand which holds it higher up, giving the chess set a much more expensive feel.

These boards are finished off incredibly smoothly and have a fantastic weight to them. Each of our complete sets also comes with an incredibly luxurious chess storage box veneered and matched according to it’s shade with each and every one of our complete luxury chess sets.

Each of our fantastically crafted chess boxes has been layered with black velvet felt to provide a soft cushioning to your chess pieces to keep them safe and sound, our chess box also come with the compatibility of keeping the two shades of chess pieces separate  in two compartments. The fantastically crafted luxury chess sets complement one another, we have carefully placed the ebonised chess pieces with an ebonised board and sheesham chess pieces with walnut and rosewood board. Each and every one of our combos also includes an instruction booklet for anyone starting out with a gift.

Tournament chess sets

Tournament chess sets are in fact a type of luxury chess set, these are the very large 20″ chess sets that are used in tournament championship. Tournament chess sets include luxury chess pieces typically of the Staunton chess origin. High quality chess sets like this are very highly sought after and normally those at a more advanced level of chess tend to prefer these regardless of the large size. Any chess fanatic will agree that these expensive chess sets are definitely good value for money due to the size, the feel of the large board, the design and carving of the pieces and the high quality materials that are used in the making of these chess sets. An expensive chess set ensures a very luxurious feel.

We admire the sophisticated and sleek style of these limited edition chess sets. We have an absolutely stunning selection of tournament chess sets made with only the finest materials from all over the world. The luxury materials include types of solid wooden and mother of pearl composite, quite a unique and valuable material to come across. All the pieces can be stored in the storage box provided and the rules booklet and all the tools necessary will be given with your chess sets.

Mother of Pearl Chess Set

We are continually adding more and more luxury chess sets to our premium range category. This is one of the few latest categories where we are looking to improve the chess set. This particular category belongs to hand carved chess set including Staunton and metal chess pieces on middle eastern chess boards. These boards have been brought in to match our range of Staunton chess pieces to ensure we do not have a small board or too large chess pieces.

These boards in particular have a mother of pearl inlay commonly referred to as mother of pearl. This particular piece of the board shines and almost has glow when tilted or under different lighting and is most often embedded with luxury products. This part of the board is completely carved and scored by skilled artisans in the middle east, each board takes upwards of 6 weeks to manufacture. Our mother of pearl sets include wonderfully carved Staunton chess pieces.

These chess pieces are carved from solid blocks of wood and each design is carved by hand by skilled artisans in Amritsar India. Each piece is weighted to ensure the piece does not easily topple. Chessgammon only stocks the finest range of chess pieces meeting the tournament standard of a 20 inch board with 3 and 3/4 inch chessmen.

Each and every single chessmen is layered with a velvet felt on the base to ensure there is no damage on the board whilst you enjoy you many games of chess. These chess sets also include a wooden storage box, again the inner box is coated with soft felt to prevent any lasting damage to the pieces, considering each chess piece has sharp and detailed areas of craftsmanship.

Wooden Sets

Wood indeed tends to be the most common material used when it comes to luxury chess sets, both with the board and the chessmen with each set. The type of wood used depends on the type of board in mind of design. Commonly chess boards can be veneered or solid wood, in this particular selection our boards are similar to that of antique chess sets based on the board design and use solid walnut, rosewood and ebonywood paired with maple.

These types are commonly used when manufacturing boards, however common wood used is boxwood and sheesham as well as rosewood for chess pieces, due to it’s characteristics of durability and the ability they have to enable the detail of craftsmanship. We at Chessgammon have ensured that we select the best types of wood to carve our luxury chess set, weather it be economy or luxury.

The material of the chess sets is vital in its durability and our website stocks only the best. Search through the huge range we have and find the perfect style for you at a fantastic price! Each of these chess sets, no matter the square size or the colour, are provided with a storage box.

Educational Chess Sets

Certainly we tend to forget with the vast number of collectors of chess that indeed chess still to this day remains as an educational game. We have a wonderful range of economy chess sets for a young chess master to start to learn his craft. Certainly we may even see the next bobby Fischer or the next Paul Morphy or even perhaps the more commonly known Magnus Carlsen. Many of these greats certainly started early to dominate the vast number of world championship chess tournaments. Indeed these chess sets would certainly last for their teenage years, or potentially early adulthood. We would be more than happy in assisting for to buy for a birthday or a surprise gift.

Themed chess sets

We unfortunately do not stock many themed chess sets in this range because the Staunton chess sets are known to be of a particular style, king height and square size and has well known set designs. We don’t normally provide our sets with four queens although the typical Staunton set has four queens, however we can supply these if you simply inform us.

Themed chess sets are becoming more and more popular over the years, we are hoping to stock some themed chess sets in future potentially in our isle of Lewis range which incorporated more exotic materials for the pieces and is a chess set that is rich in history. The king height of these is also taller.

Flat Chess Set

We are completely aware luxurious chess sets can come in a range of different forms. Certainly the popular travel sets will be found in the original range category of chess set. This particular category involves a range of flat chess boards, of course a standard world championship tournament board involves a weighted Staunton pieces and a flat board.

These boards have taken months of preparation by our team to match up to ensure you have to look no further for the best and highest of quality flat chess sets. The flat and tournament chess sets tends to be the most popular with chess collectors and championship chess players.

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 chess sets first hand. We are sure you will indeed not forget a chess set from Chessgammon whilst you play chess. We are the leading chess and backgammon website in England, our site features a range of single and 2 in 1 backgammon and chess sets at a very reasonable price.

Search through the pages and you will be able to find a good size for a very reasonable price. We ask our suppliers to create a variety of chess sets so that each of our customers are able to find the right set for them. The beauty and excellence of our chess sets is ultimate, for example, the material we use is all raw, and features woods such as maple and tiger ebony. We also sell a variety of square size selection dependent on the pieces you may want to match it up with.

Delivery & Returns Assurance

We have also offered a free UK fast 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. Anything from our chess set collection would be be perfect for wedding gifts


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.

A chess set makes a huge impact on the chess match, it can be a laugh or it can be a very intense battle full of suspense and thrill. chess sets in the tournaments are much larger like the chess sets we have on this page.

These sets will give you a thrilling and intense game however the slightly smaller chess sets like an economy range or original range chess set won’t be as thrilling to play with. This type of chess set instead is good for beginners or those who travel a lot and would like a small portable chess set they can travel around with.


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 preparation 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 rest of your family. So search through our pages and land yourself an absolute bargain price! The price on our site is an exclusive price for our customers only.