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12 to 14 Inch Chess Boards

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These diminutive Chessboards are a practical purchase thanks to their smaller size, while they also offer competitors a large enough area to play comfortably upon. Now there is no doubt that some of our larger boards can dominate a room, acting as an ornamental feature as well as a Chess Board. And, although this is true for our beautiful Wenge and Maple Board the real strength of the 12 to 14 inch chess boards is their practicality.

Laminated Italian Board

The rest of the boards within this category are marginally thicker although never exceeding more than 0.6 inches. The Ebonised Down Head Knights at 2.5 inches, are of the size that is best suited to the chess boards within this category. Larger pieces with a 3-inch king will fit on the larger boards in this section although any playing surfaces smaller than 13 inches will look crowded with any pieces more than 2.5 inches in size. Over the last year these more compact chessboards have become increasingly popular, prompting us to now look for more to add to the collection. We are expecting this range to grow as players continue to look for smaller boards that still have a traditional feel.

Small Chess Board

Our range of twelve to fourteen inch chess boards are the smallest in our range. We have sourced these boards from producers in Spain and Italy and they are made to exact quality standards. Chess boards on this size are ideal for small chessmen ranging from two inches to two and a half inches (king height).

Is a 12 inch chess board too small?

A twelve inch chess board can be the right size depending on the purpose. If you are short on space, have a small table or need a travel set then twelve inches can be an ideal size. You are however rather limited in terms of which chessmen can go onto the board. Typically you’ll only get the smallest of Staunton chessmen on a twelve inch board. You can still have a great game of chess on a board of this size.

Small Wooden chess boards

Most of the chess boards in our twelve to fourteen inch section are of wooden construction. Typically crafted from veneers of walnut or wenge wood. We source these superb quality boards from one of the worlds most famous producers of wooden chess boards, Rechapados Ferrer, based just outside of Barcelona in Spain. The quality of these boards is superb and we believe the best in the industry.


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