« Monster Brew Home Brewing Supp Amber Beer Bottles (24 Pack), 12 oz Syma S107/S107G 3 Channel RC Heli with Gyro – Yellow » 3 thoughts on “Chess Set – Royal 30 European Wooden Handmade International Chess Set – 11-3/4″ x 11-3/4″” 196 of 200 people found the following review helpful High quality set, August 27, 2009 By H. Donelan – Out of the box, the set was absolutely beautiful. It has sort of a home-made feel to it, which I thought was nice. Some of the algebraic notation around the board is a tad bit blurry–the letters and numbers have been carved, and a stain brushed in the grooves. It’s perfectly legible, but some people may prefer uniform printed notation. i found the board has a certain charm absent in wood boards that merely have a checkered design printed on it. The pieces look glorious on the board. I will say, however, that the queens are not made of one solid piece of wood. Still, this does not compromise the beauty of the piece (if you don’t inspect it upside down, that is). In addition, these are not “triple weighted” pieces. They are fairly light, but perfectly suitable for play. the felt on the bottoms is especially nice, though I may trim the edges a bit in the future. I will say, closing the board with the pieces inside is not something you can do quickly. None of the pieces may overlap AT ALL, or you will not be able to latch it shut. Quite simply put, I love this set. I feel I have given an accurate summation of its virtues and vices, so to speak. So many chess boards are $100 or more–without the pieces included. This is a lovely set of a high quality. You won’t find a nicer set at this price. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 41 of 41 people found the following review helpful Beautiful, inexpensive., December 22, 2012 By Bryan – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) Had I seen this in someone’s home, I’d expect they paid at least $50-$100 for it.The peices are a bit small, but the style is very elegant and the case is good quality. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 45 of 46 people found the following review helpful Pretty and pretty cheap., February 13, 2010 By Cathy M. Boyd – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This set looks lovely! Also no child labour was used in making it. Fantastic. My only complaint is the weird-looking bishops are kind of hard to tell apart from the rooks. But it’s definitely no deal-breaker. Fun to look at and fun to play. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.