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Classic and Innovative Chess Sets

Our range of themed chess sets features some of the world’s most popular themes and only the finest quality chess sets. Included in the range is the legendary Robin Hood chess set as well as a host of others. Popular classics such as the Battle of Waterloo, The Queens Jubilee, American Civil War and Battle of Culloden are also included. All of the themed chess sets here are supplied with a board. Separate themed pieces are available in our chess pieces section.

The Regency Chess Company stocks a superb and comprehensive range which is available for immediate free shipping and express delivery in the UK. This extensive range comprises hand painted chess sets by Italfama and both painted and unpainted pieces by Studio Anne Carlton. Both of these companies are world renowned for their superb designs and amazingly good quality. Buy your themed chess sets from someone you can trust.


Now available, the superb Robin Hood Themed Chess Set from Italfama is in stock and ready for immediate UK dispatch and free shipping. Robin Hood needs no introduction as one the most infamous but beloved outlaws of all times. He has been depicted in numerous movies and animations with none other than Walt Disney producing a very well known version of this classic tale. You can now capture the essence and character of this legendary story with this beautiful set of chess pieces and board.

SAC Themed Chess Sets

The Studio Anne Carlton range of themed chess has become the standard by which other sets are judged. For years SAC have been busy making hand painted and unpainted chess sets of outstanding quality. Most of the classics in the world of themed sets have originated from the SAC range including The Battle Of Hastings and a host of others. Here at Regency Chess we are proud to stock a range of themed chess sets from Studio Anne Carlton.


The Regency Chess Company is proud to stock the Battle of Waterloo hand painted themed Chess pieces by Studio Anne Carlton. We have presented these chessmen on a superb chess board. You will also find the chessmen available without a board in our chess pieces section.

Lord Of The Rings Chess Set

The Regency Chess Company is delighted to be able to offer for sale (again) the official Lord of the Rings chess set. This set was extremely popular when we sold the older SAC version and it was hugely disappointing when it went out of stock. Now however the same set is being offered by the luxurious Italian supplier Italfama. The pieces are extremely well crafted figurines that bear an amazing likeness to the characters in the film. We are certain that this new set will be extremely popular and it's wonderful to have this back on our shelves again.

Playing Chess Using A Themed Chess Set

There is little doubt that themed chess sets are very cool, but how effective are they when it comes to a serious game of chess? This question largely depends on the set itself but it's fair to say that there must be some trade off between playability and the novelty factor of the set. Many of the hand painted sets are colourful and decorative which makes it hard to put an immediate contrast between the two sides of the set.

Perfect as Ornaments

Other sets that use totally non chess related characters to represent pieces can cause confusion during a chess game as to which character represents which chess piece. A themed chess set is a great gift for the enthusiast and a high quality set will more than likely become a collectable. If chess is all that interests you then a Staunton set is what you need, if you are not so serious then a themed set is a great way to put some chess into your life.

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