In today’s digital age is quite rare to find physical games in homes. However, chess sets are still to be found in most homes. It seems that this classic game has bucked the trend and chess is something many people still prefer to play using a physical board and chess pieces.
Therefore, a chess set can make a great gift for practically anyone. Chess is a game that is enjoyed on a global scale. It really does not matter how old you are if you have been shown how to play chess you will enjoy the occasional game. As a result, if you are stuck for a gift it is well worth considering buying a chess set.
Even if nobody in the house actually plays the game many people like having one in the home. They know that if they have weekend visitors who play having a set in the home will be very welcome indeed.
A lot of people like using chess sets in their home decor. A surprising number of homes still have display chess sets on their sideboards or coffee tables.
Types of Chess Sets
Chess sets coming many types and sizes. By far the most popular are still the classic wooden boards. 50 cm² boards are the most popular at the moment. However, even these come in a variety of styles. The colour and type of wood used gives each board a very distinctive look. Therefore, it is worth taking a little bit of time to think about the tastes of the person you are buying the chess set for.
When it comes to chess pieces there is even more choice. You could simply buy the classic Staunton pieces that most players play with. However, you should also consider buying a chess set with themed chess pieces. These come in all shapes and sizes. There is a chess set out there for everyone. Some of the most popular themes in the past few years have been Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Alice of Wonderland. Many serious players particularly enjoy playing on chess sets with Isle of Lewis pieces.