All wood, highly portable, magnetic, great to take with you or keep at home. This will be Your New Favorite Chess Set!
- Beautiful all-wood construction with wood inlaid squares
- Patented platforms swing-out with the pieces attached
- Lock the two halves flat with innovative locking mechanism
- Stong magnets that hold the pieces well to the platform
- Silicone pieces have good weight/feel with felt for sliding
- Setup is quick and easy moving pieces from the platforms
- The “Quawn”, a chess first, for promotion of a pawn to a queen
- Comes with a thick quality canvas carry bag
This unique chess set features patented platforms that swing-out with the chess pieces attached. The platforms make for quick and easy setup and provide a place for captured pieces during play.
A locking mechanism locks the two halves of the set together flat. This makes it possible to play on uneven surfaces.
The chess pieces are silicone with strong magnets and felt that enables sliding. The pieces won't move if the board is bumped.
A first-of-its-kind chess piece called the "Quawn" is also featured. It's a queen that fits over the top of a pawn and is used for pawn promotion. This provides extra queens without having loose pieces or taking-up valuable space on the platforms.
This set, in particular, with its unique features could make a difference in getting more kids playing chess and off electronics.
Imagine camping and breaking-out a chess set in the tent with sleeping bags, pillows, and pads strewn about. This set allows you to lock the two halves flat for an even surface. As pieces are captured they are placed back on the platforms, not to be lost in layers of bedding. More pieces accumulate on the platforms as the game progresses which makes for easy set up for the next game or easy put-away when finished.
The silicone pieces have strong magnets to keep them in place securely and felt to allow them to slide when moved. The pieces were designed from scratch to fit snugly on the platform. They have good weight and feel and won’t crack or break if dropped on the floor.
The wooden version (shown above) is the version you will get when you order.
The pivoting locks that lock the two halves flat are designed to be easily controlled with a thumb and index finger. The feature makes it easier to manage getting the platforms in or out and also makes for a sturdy playing surface.
For clarity, arrows only reveal arrowheads pointing in one direction, the direction to be turned. Magnets are used so the locks snap into position.
A quality cotton canvas bag is provided to store and carry the chess set.
There is some justifiable confusion because this video has some shots of the set with an orange checkered playing surface. That was an early prototype. The playing surface in the production product is wooden and looks fantastic.