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Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« on: February 28, 2021, 10:39:59 AM »
My kid recently got into Chess, and he plays a lot. I got him the regular Pressman 3-in-1 set, but with other kids around, the board is already broken. I want to buy a sturdy set, but it seems like most full-size sets on Amazon start at about $20. I'm willing to pay that, but not on a mere chance that the set I'll get is good.

Magnetic is a plus, as there are other kids who love shaking the board, but it's not a must. I was contemplating buying this one, but it's not full-size, and I'd prefer full-size.

Anyone have a recommendation?

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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2021, 12:03:18 PM »
Look for a wood board.


wood pieces would be really deluxe, but any plastic ones will do.

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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2021, 12:31:32 PM »
Look for a wood board.


wood pieces would be really deluxe, but any plastic ones will do.
-1 the hollow plastic pieces do not work well for a family with small children. All it need is to be left on the floor one time and some step on it. THey turn into toothpicks.
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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2021, 12:38:53 PM »
I was thinking of getting this one, which comes with a 10% off code, as the reviews are good. But I am still hesitant to get a $30 game before I have some good personal feedback...

Juegoal 15" Wooden Chess & Checkers Set, 2 in 1 Board Games for Kids and Adults, with Felted Game Board Interior for Storage, Travel Portable Folding Chess Game Sets, Extra 24 Wooden Checkers Pieces ($28.99)


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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 12:58:20 PM »
Amazing savings often has wooden sets for cheaper IINM

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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2021, 01:03:04 PM »
but not on a mere chance that the set I'll get is good.

But I am still hesitant to get a $30 game before I have some good personal feedback...
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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 01:09:21 PM »
Amazing savings often has wooden sets for cheaper IINM
Thanks, I'll check it out.

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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 01:10:46 PM »
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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2021, 03:00:20 PM »
Vinyl for kids?

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Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2021, 09:22:33 AM »
My kids really like this chess set:

https://www.chesshouse.com/collections/plastic-chess-sets/products/quality-regulation-chess-set

Nice hefty pieces on a good quality vinyl roll-up board