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Italfama Chess Boards and Chess Pieces (Supplier Profile)

Considered to be the masters of the sleek and the elegant, Italfama is an Italian based board game manufacturer who produce chess boards and chess pieces.

We knew we were going to be supplying something special when we received our first samples from Italfama. Their handcrafted chess boards and pieces were so impressive that we knew we had to bring their products to our customers.

Chess Designs at their Best

When we want the best chest boards that are available these are the manufacturers that we turn to. And when we say that they make best chess boards, we mean it. Italfama has taken the art of luxury chess design to the next (and let’s not hope ultimate) level. They are based in Florence and make a huge variety of chess sets for chess enthusiasts and consumers. Needless to say, their products are more than just board games. They are works of art that you can not only play with, but also make superb display pieces.

Their boards are often combined with some of our luxury chess pieces to create beautiful chess sets – product combinations that are unique. Our customers also agree, as is apparent from the amazing reviews we’ve had. Of course, because each set is intricately designed from the smallest pawn to the most finely finished board, Italfama chess products are also some of the most exclusive. Their unique and elegant inlays are enough to impress even the most critical chess connoisseurs, and alongside their beautiful boards Italfama also make beautiful metal chess pieces.

What makes Italfama Special

Italfama has been in business for over 30 years. All of the chess pieces and boards are designed and fabricated by professional craftsmen with years of experience. The Pièce de résistance amongst their range of impressive products are their high gloss chess boards that have to be seen to be believed.

Pretty Pieces all in a Row

All of the Italfama chess pieces are handcrafted in Italy and are made from metals like brass, nickel, gold and silver.  Each piece is hand finished and polished, with felt pads added to protect the playing surface. They are simply stunning.



Closing Thoughts

We’ve always been able to depend on this supplier, they produce some of the most stunning products, hand crafted in Italy. As suppliers they are extremely reliable, their products are high quality, and are nicely presented and well packaged. Each product is beautifully finished and they are one of our favourite suppliers, we highly recommend them!


CategoriesChess Reviews

Cheap Chess Sets: Ensuring you get the best price

We spend a great deal of time ensuring that we sell our chess sets at the most competitive prices without compromising on the quality of our boards or pieces. Through careful product selection, supplier relationships and price monitoring & matching we are constantly working to deliver the best value equipment to all of our customers.

Click here for our cheap chess sets.

When you’re looking for a more affordable chess set, rather than absolute luxury, there are a number of things to look out for that’ll help you get an even better deal:

The Chess Board: Chessboards are constructed using a variety of different methods and a number of different materials. These materials range from solid woods and wood veneers through to vinyl and compressed board. Although wood veneers are cheaper than boards made from solid wood they represent a great balance in terms of quality vs. cost. Chess Sets with veneered boards are not only incredibly stylish but are also cheaper than boards made from solid wood. It’s important to realise that this doesn’t automatically mean compromising quality. Veneered boards are much more consistent, less sensitive to environmental factors (like humidity) and each board is identical – free from minor imperfections and variations that naturally occur with solid wood boards. They are cheap in terms of cost, but not in terms of quality and appearance.

The Chess Pieces: the type of wood that is used in the construction of chess pieces, and the level of detailing, generally determine their cost, and in turn the cost of the overall set. Boxwood chess pieces are ideal if you need a chess set that is more affordable. It is both a dense and robust wood that ages well, looks fantastic and is relatively cheap. You’ll find that boxwood is often used with reasonably priced chess sets for both the white and black pieces, it is naturally light in colour and is dyed or stained to form the black pieces. Another thing to look closely at are the knights -they are a good gauge of value. Knights are the most intricate and time consuming pieces to carve, so the more detailed the knight, the more expensive the pieces.

Our Budget Chess Sets

We stock a large range of inexpensive chess sets -these are perfect for customers who are budget conscious and looking for something cheap to buy.

Our Down Head Championship chess set  is a typical example and this is one of the best value cheap chess sets we sell – it represents a perfect balance between quality and value for money. The beautifully made chessboard is handcrafted in Europe whilst the pieces are expertly crafted in a specialist workshop in India. The board and pieces in this set have been paired by our experts to deliver a chess set which is astounding quality and value.

As well as cheaper wooden chess sets we also sell a range of high quality tournament standard sets, these are manufactured from plastic, are nicely detailed and are ideal for customers who are looking for professional grade equipment used by enthusiasts and experts. These sets are both inexpensive and incredibly good value. They are especially good for customers who are looking to become regular players, for clubs, schools and universities.

Ex Display and Clearance Sets = Affordable Luxury

Our ex-display and clearance chess sets are a great way to get a high-end or luxury chess set at a cheap price. Products in this section are usually items that we’ve used for display in our showroom, they may be unwanted customer returns, or they may have minor imperfections or blemishes. In many cases these chess sets are discounted with up to 75% off their normal price.

Each item is carefully photographed, any imperfections or damage clearly described and the products are listed individually – We always ensure that any blemishes are clearly visible so you can make an educated decision before you buy.

You can check out our clearance section here. This section is regularly updated and is a great way to grab a bargain!

Price matching

Although many of the products that we sell are unique or commissioned by us, we spend a great deal of time working to reduce the cost of our products so that we beat our match competitor’s prices on comparable products.

Chess sets are often similar in style but the variation in quality can be tremendous – at Regency Chess we are especially focused on craftsmanship as well as the affordability of all of the chess sets that we sell on our site, whether they are luxury or cheap. Through our supplier relationships we not only ensure that our chess sets are beautifully crafted, but that they are appropriately priced, beating or matching our competitors prices.

Keeping Costs Down

Pricing is something that we constantly monitor and constantly work to keep down. As one of the UK’s biggest chess retailers we commission many of the chess sets that we sell and work closely with manufacturers to keep production and manufacturing costs to a minimum without sacrificing quality.

Where we buy products from manufacturers we’re also able to buy them in a volume that allows us to offer some of the best prices in the UK.

CategoriesNew Products

Tournament Chess Equipment Now Available From Regency Chess Co.

Tourament chess supplies

Since 2008 The Regency Chess Company have become established as the UK’s number one retailer of high quality and luxury chess sets. We have imported luxury sets from all over the world and gained a solid reputation based on the high quality of our products. 2012 however sees us move into a new niche, that of the mass produced tournament chess equipment. Our obsession with quality still applies of course, which is why we sourced a range of very high quality, tournament grade plastic chess sets and boards.

Our bulk purchasing power means we can offer these sets to you at very competitive prices and clubs and schools can buy at the best possible price when they purchase quantities of more than five sets. To keep things simple we have added bundle deals to the website that allow you to buy in bulk and make significant savings. All of these sets are stocked in large volume in our warehouse in Frome, Somerset.

For those of you who require custom orders get in touch via phone or email and we can price up what you need. Check out the new category here