« Viper 800 Electronic Soft Tip Dartboard Top Race Cessna C185 Electric 2 Ch Infrared Remote Control RC Airplane, Ready to Fly (Colors Vary) » 3 thoughts on “Wegiel Chess Set – Consul Chess Pieces and Board – European Wooden Handmade Game” 39 of 39 people found the following review helpful Awesome Chess Set!, August 1, 2011 By skatastic425 (Mantua, NJ) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Wegiel Chess Set – Consul Chess Pieces and Board – European Wooden Handmade Game (Toy) I would start off by saying that I’m not an avid chess player; I play recreationally with my dad and girlfriend. However, whenever I make a purchase I want my money’s worth, and I want a quality product that will last. This chess set has exceeded my expectations (which were fairly high to begin with). This is a beautiful handcrafted set from Poland, and it is obvious that a lot of attention went into making it. The board has an attractive lacquer finish that gives it a glossy look, and the metal latches that close the board add a nice touch. I feel that this board is the perfect size, too; there is plenty of room so that the pieces are not too close together, yet it fits on my kitchen table. The pieces are quite ornate and unlike any I’ve seen in a set of this price. The pieces also have some weight to them, and while some people may not care about this detail, I enjoy moving pieces that have some weight and will not tip over. I have a couple minor quibbles with this set. First, the board seems to be a bit thin. I understand that the board needs to be hollow for the pieces to go inside, but I feel as though I need to handle it carefully so it doesn’t break. Second, the tray in which the pieces are stored inside of the folding board is made of a cheap plastic material that is far from durable. It does the job of storing the pieces, but I feel this could’ve been done a better way. Overall, this set is beautifully crafted and is well worth the price. While the board could’ve been built to be a bit sturdier, I still give it five stars because the board and the pieces are so attractive. That being said, this set is clearly for adults. Don’t let kids use this set, and keep it away from pets. Handle it with care, and you’ll have a beautiful chess set that will certainly last. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 30 of 33 people found the following review helpful Consul Chess Set and Board, January 26, 2009 By PrincessK (NY) – This review is from: Wegiel Chess Set – Consul Chess Pieces and Board – European Wooden Handmade Game (Toy) I purchased this product, the consul chess set and board, for my boyfriend because he enjoys chess. This set is great for travel because it does fold in half. It’s a little on the large side, but the detailing on it is fabulous! It’s a beautiful set! My main complaint would be that it took a fairly long time to arrive at my house and the product’s box was a little torn. I ended up taking the chess set out of the box to give it to my boyfriend because I felt leaving it in the box would cheapen it’s appearance. The company should use a more sturdy box that won’t crumple up while being shipped. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 29 of 32 people found the following review helpful Checkmate for this set, August 9, 2013 By alan todd – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Wegiel Chess Set – Consul Chess Pieces and Board – European Wooden Handmade Game (Toy) After reading some pros and cons for this set and others at this price, I settled for this set because of the reasonable price and look of it. It was exactly as described; dimensions and all. I love the large pieces as it gives you that feel of expensive wood and makes it easier to hold especially if you have arthritis or unsteady hand control. The bottom of the pieces are weighted down which makes them harder to knock over if the board gets bumped. I love the felt bottom of the pieces also. I saw one preview where they complained about the numbering and lettering on the sides as being amateurish and was described as, “Looking like a kid with a wood burning gun had scribed the letters and numbers.” Well, I like that look because it gives you that genuine hand made look that says your set is unique, and I “love the uniqueness” of this set. The board is made from Birch and has a nice finish on it. Very I’m not sure what the pieces are made from, but they are durable. The carving on these are also unique. No two pieces are exactly the same, again, uniqueness. The inside bed for the pieces are felt on plastic and serves this function well. If you want a set that looks expensive but isn’t, then you want this one. With proper care I believe this set will last a lifetime. I’ve looked everywhere and I have not found a better price for the look and feel of this set. I love it. 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.