Black Stained Wood 16 inches Staunton Chess Set
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The wooden walnut board measures 17 inches with 1.62 inch squares in dark brown and natural. Walnut is a hard wood which is highly desired for its rich, dark hues. This chess set is solid black stained walnut which promises premium quality, luxury and durability. The gracefully formed tournament pieces are black stained kari wood in traditional Staunton style and have a 3 inch king with a 1.12 inch base diameter. Felt bottoms allow the weighted pieces to smoothly glide across the beautiful board surface. The pieces have been made by expert craftsmen and are hand polished. This wooden set is a perfect blend of traditional appeal and fine quality. Modern chess was invented in Europe, based on an Arabic game (Shatranj) that was based on an Indian game (Chaturanga). During the Middle Ages it spread across Europe and evolved into the game we know and love today. Chess is a game of infinite variations and possibly the most challenging strategy game ever created, it has lasted through the centuries and is played in every corner of the world.
English style black stained and kari wood chessmen weighted and handpolished Walnut root board with rounded corners 3 inches king 16 inches board with 5/8 inches squares Includes 32 chessmen