A wonderful choice for the novice chess player. This set features a moderately sized 12 inch walnut wood board with solid walnut border and 1.25 inch squares. This chess set is solid walnut which promises quality and durability. The 32 handsome wooden chessmen complete the set. 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.
French Staunton style wooden chess pieces are unweighted
King measures 2.75 in. with .75 in. diameter base
Walnut veneer board with solid walnut border
Board measures 12 x 12 x 2 in. with 1.25 in. squares