3 Chess Sets, Just in Case You Want to Learn

Or update your board if you’re already a pro.

Chess set
If you’re looking for a game that involves zero screen time, consider picking up chess.Pexels

Chess is educational, inexpensive, offers endless variation, and doesn’t even need a power cord. Basically, it has everything!

Chess Armory 15" Wooden Chess Set with Felted Game Board Interior for Storage

The Classic

This sturdy option also folds up into a carrying case for the pieces.Chess Armory

There are many varieties of chess sets: decorative ones made of expensive materials like gold or marble, tiny magnetic travel sets, themed sets. But if you really want to get into chess, a classic, sturdy wooden set will stand up to all kinds of mistreatment and never let you down.

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

Magical Pieces

The Mugglie pieces don’t move themselves, but they do look just like in the movies.The Noble Collection

Themed sets can be a fun way to get kids into the game of chess. There are options ranging from Star Wars to Super Mario to the world of Disney. These themed sets replace the standard pieces with characters from various properties, which can be a fun touch for the super-fan. Plus, you can say things like “Luigi takes a Goomba” and it’ll actually make sense.

ASNEY Upgraded Magnetic Chess Set, 12" x 12" Folding Wooden Chess Set with Magnetic Crafted Chess Pieces, Chess Game Board Set with Storage Slots, Includes Extra Kings, Queens and Carry Bag

On the Road

If you’re constantly losing pieces, this might be for you.ASNEY

Portable chess sets are a great way to pass the time. Typically, they’re equipped with magnets in the board and magnets at the base of each piece, so that they’ll stay where they’re placed, even during rough bouncing. Portable chess is ideal for road trips in the backseat, long plane rides, or even just bringing on vacation, since they take up very little room.

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