The glass is a material familiar to all of us and many objects in our everyday lives are made of it. This material is extensively used in manufacturing glass chess sets and gives them an added value. The reflections of light on a glass chess set makes it shinning and attractive although it does not cost as the sets made of marble or stone. Common chess sets are good to practice but an enthusiast, like me, who plays frequently, after a number of games gets bored playing with plastic pieces with trivial designs. On the other hand, a cool set motivates to play even after a long day at work, because the game experience is always relaxing you and restores your energy levels. During the game, you get a lot of pleasure just admiring the beauty and craftsmanship of the set. I consider a nice looking chess set as the most appropriate way to urge children to join the game. It’s a great decorative piece for the living room and very often draws the attention of your visitors.
There are some very intriguing designs speaking about glass chess sets. A glass chess set can be made completely out of glass or some parts only are made out of glass. Usually, chessboards are made out of glass but the pieces are made out of other materials. This conclusion becomes from the research I have done on that.
I like Amazon.com because it gives the opportunity to check a great variety of sets that you cannot find in any store. Additionally, there are a lot of product reviews (so you know what to expect!) and the delivery of the products is really fast. According to the current policy if you receive a faulty product then, Amazon will substitute it with a non-faulty product without hesitation and any extra cost. So you can contact technical support in that case.
In my research, I have taken into account parameters like craftsmanship, quality, price, appearance, and reviews from people who own the sets. The list reflects my personal opinion and will assist you to form your own opinion. In case you intend to buy, do your own research and be careful what you are buying (always check the reviews).
Chess Sets Entirely out of glass
I have made a selection of sets that are made entirely out of glass. I hope you like them too.
- Glossy black high-tech board
- Chess pieces light upon or near the board
- Board dimensions: 15.7 x 15.7x 1 inches
- Use 4 AA batteries (not included) or included power adapter
- Blue & White Color or Blue & Red Color
The reviews are good and almost everybody likes the appearance of the set. There are some complaints about the quality of the pieces and chessboard but I think it’s a great set. The set is cheap but for a glass chess set, it is somewhat expensive. Check it out here on Amazon.
- Set Includes:12″ Glass Chess/Checkers/Backgammon 2 Sided Board
- Frosted Glass and Clear Glass Chess Pieces
- Marble Frosted Glass And Clear Glass Checkers/Backgammon Pieces
- 5 Plastic Dice
If you are a fan of all three games then, that is the appropriate set for you. Its quality is high, the reviews are great and there is good value for money. Check it out here on Amazon.
- 3 FUNCTIONAL SIZES: Pick between a 7.5”, 10” or 14” glass chess set
- All the pieces are fitted with top-notch felt for effortless movement on the board.
This set has received many good reviews but there are some complaints about broken pieces and customer service usually replaces the product on that occasion. Despite that, I put it on this list because there are many 5 out of 5 reviews and it’s a cheap chess set. Check it out here on Amazon.
This chess set has an austere look and it is not exactly traditional but is not far away from tradition. The board has really nice reflections that draw your attention at first look. The pieces themselves are, I would say, traditional.
- Glass and mirror chess set complete with glass chessmen.
- King’s height is 3 inches
- Dimensions 14.9 x 14.7 x 2.5 inches
It is certainly a glamorous glass chess set. I like the reflections and the whole set looks really shiny. The reviews are quite satisfactory and it deserves all the money you spend on it. Check it out here on Amazon.
- Dimensions 11.6 x 11.3 x 2.6 inches
- Attractive set features frosted and clear glass chess pieces
One more glass chess set with austere art build in. It satisfies completely the needs of glass chess set fans. It is available at a low price. Check it out here on Amazon.
Unique glass chess sets
The following chess sets are made from several materials, not only glass
The pieces bring in front of you Greek mythology. They are made of polyresin, hand painted and polished individually. They include a lot of artistic creation and the chessboard made of glass is the icing on the cake.
- Board dimensions: 17″ by 17″ and 1/4″ thick
- Approximate Height of pieces: 3.75″ Tallest 2.5″ shortest piece. Base diameter 1.25″
Enthusiasts with art and history will be thrilled. It has received, as expected, excellent reviews. Given that the board is made of glass, the price is kept low and affordable. Check it out here on Amazon.
- Dimensions 17 x 17 x 3.5 inches
- Chess pieces made of handpainted resin.
This glass chess set satisfies the needs of enthusiasts in history and fantasy. It has received great reviews and its price is affordable. Check it out here on Amazon.
- Dimensions 17″ Length X 17″ Width x 3.75″ Tall
- Item weight 6.4 pounds
It’s a really beautiful chess set that has great reviews. It’s a unique set at a fair price. Check it out here on Amazon.
9 and 10. Mythical Fantasy Dragon or Dragon Kingdom Chess Set
The last two products on this list are really similar. The first one includes a chessboard made of glass and the pieces that are made out of polyresin. The second one includes everything on the first one but also the board is connected to a polyresin base. We are talking about dragon themed chess sets and there is amazing craftsmanship on them. They have about the same size of 17 x 17 inches. This set is ideal for someone who likes dragons and mythology. The reviews are really good and both sets have an affordable price.
My glass chess set
Three years ago I bought a glass chess set because I wanted something different than an ordinary and traditional set. I was looking for a set that would serve as a decorative item in my living room as well as an attractive chess set that would make the game more enjoyable for me and my children urging them to play more and more. I bought it for 50$ from Amazon.com and deserves all the money I spent. It is actually a nicely manufactured wooden box and the glass chessboard is on top of it. There are compartments inside the box where I store the pieces which are made of clear and frosted glass and half the squares of the board are like mirrors and reflect the light. The particular set is not on market anymore, however, one of the sets available now on Amazon is very much the same as the particular one except the exact color of the black pieces.
Among the many chess sets proposed on Amazon.com, I consider the glass chess sets as the ones who combine many different and intriguing characteristics. Namely, the elegance of glass, the decorative value, and the somewhat cheap and affordable price.
Before you make your final choice, you should take into account the following:
- Make sure you find exactly what you are looking for. Do you want your visitors to admire your chess set? Do you want a cool gift for 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.
- Take into account the cost of the set, in order to be affordable for your income.
- Check many chess sets and always take into account their reviews. I consider Amazon a good place to search for there is a great variety and many reviews from chess set owners that you can’t meet them in a downtown store where the salesperson has a limited variety of pieces and promotes only the ones he has available in the store.
Also, you can check my other articles about strategies and reviews of chess sets. Please let me know what you liked the most and tell me if I missed any good set. If you think that this article is valuable it will be my pleasure and I kindly request you to share it with your friends and family. Enjoy playing chess.