Set up your playing field with a one-of-a-kind chessboard

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Chessboard
TechnoBuffalo
2020

You can purchase a chessboard and chess pieces separately. This is especially helpful if you’ve invested in a unique chess piece set and want to pair it with a unique board for display. Here are several chessboards that can be purchased on their own for casual play, tournament play, or display.

Get one for the team, Mate

If you’re looking for a chessboard to play casual games, then the one from Templeton will work out nicely. It made from wood and features rounded corners. It isn’t annotated, so it can’t be used in regulation play, but it will fit tournament-sized pieces. It also works well if you’re simply displaying pieces, though for something a little more ornate, check out the HPL chessboard. Made from cherry and burlwood wood laminate it features a high-gloss finish and two storage draws on either side. It’s a bit bigger than tournament boards, so it will hold larger chess pieces.

If you’re looking for a chessboard you can use in tournament play, our favorite is the handmade mahogany and sycamore wooden board by Wegiel. It is beautifully finished and features algebraic notations for keeping logs of your moves and scores. Another option is the vinyl Andux chessboard. This board rolls up and is easier to transport to chess tournaments and clubs. It doesn’t tear or crease very easily and still meets the size and annotation requirements for official gameplay.

Don’t like any of the chessboards available? Make your own! The chessboard mold set from TEEWAL lets you use resin and any color you want to make a truly one-of-a-kind chessboard. You don’t need sharp tools because the silicone mold doesn’t stick to the resin.

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