A "larger than life" chess set will attract crowds and bring a new dimension to any recreation area or garden. Mini-giant chess sets are eye-catching but are also designed to be played. The pieces are made from a strong and durable PVC material that is UV protected and completely waterproof.
Note that these sets are considerably smaller (1 foot high King) than our other giant versions and are best suited to more modest areas such as a conservatory or small patio garden. The pieces are NOT able to be taken apart and weighted.
For each pair of pieces shown in the picture above, the Garden Games Mini Giant Chess pieces are on the left; the Rolly Mini Giant Chess pieces are on the right.
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The Garden Games Mini Giant Chess is perhaps less good-looking than the Rolly Mini Giant Chess set and the pieces are not so robust. However, they include a 1.2m square playing mat and are extremely good value for the price.
The playing mat is not the same quality as the larger sets being made of a relatively thin plastic sheet. The diameter of the base of the Garden Games Chess pieces is slightly less than those of Rolly at 10cm although this makes little practical difference.
Includes chequerboard plastic sheet.
Great for children from 4 years old and up.
Garden Games also make a matching Mini Giant Draughts Set.
To compare the various sizes and styles of Giant & Mini Giant Chess sets, see our Giant Chess Comparison page.
Mini-Giant Chess set (Garden Games with board)
Price includes delivery within Eng/Wales.
Many people opt to create a permanent board on hard ground. You can use patio tiles, or paving slabs or just paint squares on clear ground. For these Mini Giant Chess sets, squares of around 150-300mm square are recommended (ideally 200-250mm but the 2 pictures above show a patio with squares 150mm and that works fine). See our Chess board painting FAQ for more info.