The purpose of a travel chess set is three-fold. Firstly to be portable and convenient to carry. Secondly, that the pieces will remain undisturbed if the board should be jostled or knocked during a journey. And thirdly that the position on the board can be maintained while being carried.
The first travel chess sets were pegged and if designed well, the pieces are held in place when the board is temporarily stowed. The other type of travel chess set is magnetic - these sets tend to be larger but often do not hold the position of the board so robustly when temporarily stored away. Our selection of portable chess sets feature both styles and represent excellent quality and value.
This tiny magnetic 5 inch Square Chess is a terrific buy. Very sweet but well made in India with nice strong magnets. We couldn't resist making it available. The board folds up and the pieces are stored within. The set is very well made and perfect for...
This small magnetic 7.5 inch Square Chess is a great travel version of Chess. Well constructed in India, the board folds up and the pieces are stored within. The set is very well made from Sheesham and Boxwood and is perfect for travel. The pieces are...
This is a beautifully-made magnetic 9" round travel chess set. The set features a nice playing surface with a storage drawer underneath for the pieces. This set also has very strong magnets ensuring the pieces remain on the board during bumpy journeys!...
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