Chess is a mentally stimulating game. It’s a game that parent and child can play together. It can be played for fun, up to competition level. It’s a game that spans the nations. Religion, race, and gender means nothing. People all around the world compete together, in the game of chess. I find it fascinating that people even play long distance games via email, and mail.
I really like this set. I love that it is made out of wood, and has the presence higher than that of a game board type set. This can be left out proudly. This set is made out of pine. There is no metal clasp that would scratch your table when it’s open. This unit closes via a magnetic clasp. When opened, it lies flat on your table. It measures out at approx.. 15.7 inches x 15.7 inches. The pieces are all the traditional shapes. The inside of the chess board is lined with a brown felt, and there are elastic straps to secure your pieces with. Each piece gets strapped in individually. I am really happy with the overall construction of this set. The only negatives I could find with this set are that the edges on the inside of the case are a little rough. I also think I need to oil the case down on the outside to preserve the wood. It feels a little dry to me. There is a decorative border around the sides of the case. These are lines that have been cut in. One line still had a piece of the wood partially in it. I just scraped it out with my nail, and it popped right out. Also included with this set is a simple sheet of instructions. You can probably print out directions in bigger print, that would be easier to follow, lol. The print is really small, but everything is online nowadays. Each wood chess piece has a felt lining underneath. The pieces were well done, and nice to hold and use. I really like this chess set. I can see it getting years of use. It’s really nice overall.
I was afforded the opportunity to review Kangaroo’s Folding Wooden Chess Set With Magnet Closure, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown.
If you would like to purchase this set, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A3PEBKG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage