Playing chess can be a lot of fun, however, playing in a cool stone chess set totally transforms the entire experience of the game. Personally, I own a couple of cool chess sets that allowed me to see the game in an entirely different perspective. Standard chess sets are good for practicing and playing when you are out of the comfort of your house. Nevertheless, having a cool chess set especially, a stone chess set in your house has the following benefits:
- It creates an urge to play at home even if you are tired, discouraging you to switch on the TV and waste your time with fake entertainment
- The game experience becomes much more enjoyable and exciting because you can admire the beauty and craftsmanship of the set while playing
- In my opinion, it’s the best way to introduce the game of chess to children because they tend to get bored in standard chess sets. My son learned chess when I bought him a themed chess set of his favorite movie.
- It’s a great decorative piece for the living room and visitors tend to take a closer look at it. I think a great chessboard has way greater potential to start a conversation than a vase or a small statue.
Recently, I had a conversation with a man who had a collection of chess sets comprising many stone chess sets. I have noticed that he was very exciting talking about his stone chess sets. He loved the interesting designs of the chessboards as well as the heavy and elaborate pieces. So, I have made a little research about stone chess sets.
I like Amazon.com because there is a great variety of sets that you cannot find in any store. Also, there are a lot of product reviews (so you know what to expect!) and the delivery of the products is really fast and according to the current policy if you receive a faulty product then, Amazon will send you a non-faulty product without hesitation and any extra credit.
The research I have made is based on parameters like craftsmanship, quality, price, appearance, and reviews from people who own the sets. The list is made out of my personal impression of the sets and you should check for yourself to have your own opinion.
1. Medieval Knights Chess Game Set
It is certain that we are talking about a very impressive chess set that you will definitely love it. The meticulous design of the set is taking you to another era and the presence of this goldish color is the icing on the cake.
- Pieces made of polyresin and the board made of tempered glass
- Great craftsmanship
- Dimensions are 17 x 17 x 2.75 inches
- Marble, onyx, and resin have been used for its manufacturing.
This is one of the sets that would distract me from the gameplay because anywhere you look on this set you will notice some amazing detail that is the outcome of great craftsmanship. It’s the set on this list with the best reviews and it is incredible that it costs around $99.
2. Deco 79 Poly-Stone Chess Set
The Poly-Stone Chess has been manufactured with quality stone to assure that you will enjoy your game every time you are playing. This stone chess set has the design I would like to have in my living room.
- It has a unique supporting
- The limited edition has been beautifully designed
- It can be used as home décor
- Dimensions of product are 10 x 10 x 3 inches
It is available at an affordable cost and I think offers great value for money. It has been manufactured by experts and it hits pretty high on the wow factor.
3. Wooden Chess with stones inlay
Wooden Chess with stones inlay is perfect for the individuals that love to play in style and are attracted by antique items.
- The wooden board has been designed with stone chess pieces
- King piece is unique with 2.6 inches height
- Dimensions of product are 12 x 12 Inches
- There is space inside the chessboard to store the pieces
The biggest attraction of the product is that its pieces have been perfectly carved from stones. Therefore, people who own it claim that it looks luxurious and the craftsmanship of the pieces is phenomenal. At the same time, it’s not expensive and you can buy it at a reasonable price.
4. Dragons of the Realm Chess Set
This stone chess set is different from any other on this list. Actually, we talk about a dragon chess set featuring unparalleled craftsmanship. If you like myths and read fantasy novels then, you should take a look at this.
- Hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high-quality designer resin
- Combination of brown and cream shade
- Each piece is individually hand-painted
- Dimensions: 22″Wx22″Dx6.5″H, weight 19 lbs.
Despite the fact that I never found intriguing fantasy novels or movies, this set caught my eye. It’s an impressive and unique stone chess set with excellent reviews, available at a somewhat high but still, reasonable price.
5. Vintage Complete Chess Set
This set might seem like an ordinary but, if you pay more attention then, you will notice that it is an absolute gem! It’s made entirely out of marble which gives the set a shiny look.
- It has been designed with marble
- Dimensions are 14 x 1.8 x 14 inches
This marble chess set gives a feel of luxury to its owners making it a perfect decorative element for their living rooms. Also, it’s very affordable and it’s worth to include it on my list.
6. Isle of Lewis Chess Set
The uniqueness of this is set is phenomenal and every piece has been painted by hand. The exclusive design will grab your attention from miles away!
- Original crushed stones have been used to design the board
- It has been carved with hands
- Dimensions of product are 17.5 x 11.5 x 1.5 inches
The chess set looks like an isle that will add excitement to the game. It’s something that you don’t expect to find at anyone’s residence and it’s affordable.
7. Handmade White and Green Onyx Marble Chess Set
Another extraordinary marble chess set that has amazing colors and unique character. The contrast between onyx and white marble is just amazing and it is really catching your eye.
- It’s made out of marble (white and onyx color)
- Dimensions of product are 12 x 12 x 3 inches
- There is a box that has separate housings for individual chess pieces and keeps them safe
This set has some great features making it an excellent choice for an ornament and it gets a great score on the wow-factor. It surely combines luxury and elegance at an affordable price.
8. Civil War Sculptural Chess Set
This set depicts one of America’s most historic moments, the Civil War. It has been specially designed so you can décor your home or garden with a chessboard.
- Real crushed stones have been used for designing chess pieces and they have been bounded by best resin
- Dimensions are 21.2 x 21.2 x 0.5 inches
- It has been hand painted by experts
The perfect display of war in the chess pieces is amazing. This set is ideal for people who love the history of America and have intense patriotism spirit. The pieces are truly works of art and that is depicted on the somewhat expensive price.
9. Studio Anne Carlton chess set
Actually, I am not referring to one particular product but a producer! This studio produces various themed chess sets of top quality. Examples of themes are Celtics and Vikings, Romans, Isles of Lewis, the American Revolutionary War, Sherlock Holmes, Shakespear and many others. The quality of the products is out of this world and the amount of detail on the pieces is incredible. My favorite theme is the medieval cathedral themed chess set on which I love the look of the Rooks. Below are the details of this set.
- Pieces made of polyresin
- Great craftsmanship
- There is no board included. Suitable for chess boards of 21.6 inches minimum.
- The set can be protected in a strong despatch box.
It’s certainly a top quality chess set, superior to any set I have mentioned on this list. All the products that have been sold by this manufacturer have received a 5-star rating by each owner. The amount of detail is phenomenal and it is depicted in the price tag. If you really want something luxurious that hardly anyone owns and you have the appropriate budget, only then, you should consider buying it along with an awesome and cheap chessboard ( in case you don’t have).
10. Gods of Greek Mythology Chess Set
I have played many times on an extremely similar set to this because a friend of mine owns it. Personally, I have grown up with stories from Greek Mythology and playing with a set where Zeus and Centaurus are depicted, I sensed a feeling of connection with my ancestors. The design of the pieces is spectacular and the pieces really look like the statues situated in the Archaeological Museum of Acropolis. There is great detail on the pieces and they look amazing.
- Crushed stone has been used for manufacturing of product
- All the pieces have been carved by the hands of experts
- Dimensions are 21 x 21 x 0.5 inches
- No chessboard included, the King is 3-4 inches tall
The biggest attraction of the product is the beautiful carving of the pieces. This product has received many good reviews. It’s a good choice for someone who wants something extremely unusual but, it is somewhat expensive.
There are many other chess sets on Amazon.com but, those were, in my opinion, the best chess sets made from stone. In case you want to buy a chess set you must consider some parameters which are:
- What are you looking for in the first place? Do you want to impress your friends and enjoy playing chess with them? Do you want to just sit on your couch and admire it? Do you want a cool gift to someone who loves playing chess all the time? You know better than me. Make sure that you invest in a set that will meet your requirements perfectly.
- Consider the cost of the set so you will not have to disturb your budget.
- Before buying, make sure you have seen many chess sets and most importantly their reviews. I think Amazon is a good place to search because there are great variety and many reviews from owners that you can’t find them easily on the Internet or on a physical store where the owner just wants to sell you stuff.
Please let me know what you liked the most and if I missed any good set. If you have found value in this article, it would mean a lot to me if you could share it on friends and family. Enjoy playing chess.