For this post we’ll review our picks for the best themed chess sets that you can buy in 2017.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced chess player, a themed luxury style chess board pieces and set is definitely worth having.
Not only do you get to use it to play, you can also use it for display given the unique design and aesthetic value of the chess set.
Depending on your preferences, budget and how far your creative imagination can go, we’ve come up with some of the best luxury chess board sets that you can find.
Japanese Samurai Chessmen and Agostino Luxury Chess Board from Italy
The moment you look at this chess set, you can see its great craftsmanship.
It is hand painted and it is made from marble resin and felted bottoms.
The chess set portrays the ancient Japanese where the chess pieces are portrayed as royal guards, geishas, and warlords.
Since the chess board is made from premium materials like root wood, briarwood, maple, and elm, you have a quality and a rich looking chess set that gives you that unique appeal.
Bello Games Collezioni-American Civil War Luxury Chessmen from Italy and Astor Place Chess Board
Another classical chess board set hand painted by artisans from Italy is the Bello Games Collezioni.
The material is made from crushed alabaster which gives you that solid and beautiful finish. The board itself is made from walnut and maple that comes with Spanish mosaic border.
What makes this whole set unique is that it features American Civil War Chessmen that are hand painted.
It is without a doubt one of the best-themed luxury style chess board set that you can find. In fact, because of its aesthetic appeal, you can use it to play during your leisure times and you can also have it as a display.
The only downside is that the chessmen are quite heavy.
King Arthur the Legend of Camelot Chessmen and Alabastro Luxury Chess Board
If you want to further broaden your imagination while playing chess, you can choose the King Arthur the Legend of Camelot Chessmen and Alabastro Luxury Chess Board.
Although it is quite pricey, this chess board features solid marble resin chessmen that are hand painted and they make use of felted bottoms.
With this chess board set, you can revisit the times of legends, knights of the round table and King Arthur.
The whole set is just well-crafted and beautifully made as it is made from Italian alabaster and Italian wormwood.
Every square is inlaid using gloss finish giving you that luxurious look. Compared to other chess board set, this is not too bulky and heavy which is a good thing.
Hand Painted Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington Chessmen and Alabastro Luxury Chess Board/Cabinet from Italy
Revisit the history of the battles of Napoleon and Wellington with this beautiful hand painted board chess set.
It is made from solid marble resins as well as felted bottoms. The pieces are well-crated and capture the details of the uniforms of soldiers. The whole set can be quite pricey for some.
But if you are going to look at the intricate design, the price is worth it. The board itself is beautifully made from wormwood and alabaster from Italy. The squares of the board are inlaid using a high gloss finish.
Medieval Chessmen and Alabastro Luxury Chess Board
If you want to revisit the experience of playing chess in a Medieval setting, the Medieval Chessmen and Alabastro Luxury Chess Board Set is the one for you.
With this chess set, you have well-made pieces of elements of the Medieval period like crowns, castles, knights, and kings.
The chessmen are hand painted using marble resin and felted bottoms giving you that aristocratic feel.
The board is made from Italian wormwood and alabaster and it features gloss finish for its squares.
American Revolutionary War of Independence Chessmen and Alabastro Luxury Chess Board
In the same price category is the American Revolutionary War of Independence Chessmen and Luxury Chess Board Set.
It is a well-made chess board set that gives you that museum reproduction since the pieces are hand painted.
The product itself is made from Oxo-Teak which is crushed alabaster which gives you that unique look.
It is hand made using wormwood and alabaster from Italy so you get to have a unique chess board set that you can leave for a display or use to play chess.
Relieve the revolutionary times in American history with this complete chess set.
Wood Expressions Games Isles of Lewis Antiquity Chess Set
If you are willing to splurge and to spend on one of the best Medieval chess sets that you can find, there is the WE Games Isles of Lewis Antiquity Chess Set.
This set is for those who are into playing chess and are also fascinated with history. It is beautifully made with its chess pieces’ hand carved by the best artisans using stained buffalo bone.
The chess pieces have polished finish giving you that Medieval and antique look.
For its price, you have a very classical chess set that comes with an authenticity certificate to ensure that it is original.
What sets this apart from the other chess pieces is that it showcases ancient art that.
Design Toscano Gods of Greek Mythology Chess Set
For a timeless chess set, there is the Design Toscano Gods of Greek Mythology Chess Set. It takes you back in ancient times of the Greek gods and goddesses.
The chess set is made from hand-cast crushed stone bonded using designer resin. Every chess piece features hand-finished by master artisans which give you that beautifully made chess set.
And since it is exclusively designed by Design Toscano, you have a complete chess set that is beautifully made.
All of these are just some of the best-themed luxury style chess board pieces and set. The prices of every set vary depending on your preference.
If you want to buy an antique chess set then you can go for the WE Games Isles of Lewis Antiquity Chess Set.
For a set that you can put in the garden for display, there is the Design Toscano.
The other sets are also great choices especially if you want unique and creative chess pieces.
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