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Beautiful!

I must say…. What a beautiful set by RCM. These pieces are way more exciting in person. They are uniform and extremely well carved and attractive. They really are a pleasure to play with. The pieces are more robust in person which was what I was hoping for. The perfect addition to my collection. Thanks so much RCM. Purchase with confidence!

Beautiful and elegant

Very beautiful and elegant pieces.

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3.7" Emperor Series Staunton Chess Set - Chess Pieces Only- Double Weighted Bud Rosewood
Wade Thompson
Wow! Highest quality ever!

So incredible. The quality of carving is unmatched. I am SO PROUD of this amazingly crafted chess set that I am almost crying for its beauty. The weight is hefty and perfect.

I will treasure this set for the rest of my life!

Thank you SO MUCH craftsmen of the Royal Chess Mall!

Super nice!

Very proud of this board. High quality bud rosewood and maple!

Great pieces

Every piece is beautiful. Shipping took around 11 days to the U.S. but great pieces especially for the price.

Couldn’t be any happier!

Breath taking!
Couldn’t be any happier! As per usual, my pieces came well packaged and pristine. I have several sets from RCM and all of them are unique and such a pleasure to play on. This set in particular, is my favourite to play with. Generously weighted, well balanced and very streamlined. The Kings stand tall and proud. Queens are robust and feel powerful. The Bishops are sleek yet sneaky. The Knights are well detailed, and really fit in the fingers perfectly and of course the rooks are stalky, they pack a punch when attacking. Each piece is designed perfectly and feels like each piece compliments each other. What a joy to move them around. Generously sized bases, wonderful detail, “chunky” would best describe them yet effortless to manoeuvre. I will say that they are even more spectacular in person then in photos. Absolutely perfect, well done RCM and all that work for you. I couldn’t be any happier! You know we’ll be purchasing from you again. Until next time.

Breath taking!

Couldn’t be any happier! As per usual, my pieces came well packaged and pristine. I have several sets from RCM and all of them are unique and such a pleasure to play on. This set in particular, is my favourite to play with. Generously weighted, well balanced and very streamlined. The Kings stand tall and proud. Queens are robust and feel powerful. The Bishops are sleek yet sneaky. The Knights are well detailed, and really fit in the fingers perfectly and of course the rooks are stalky, they pack a punch when attacking. Each piece is designed perfectly and feels like each piece compliments each other. What a joy to move them around. Generously sized bases, wonderful detail, “chunky” would best describe them yet effortless to manoeuvre. I will say that they are even more spectacular in person then in photos. Absolutely perfect, well done RCM and all that work for you. I couldn’t be any happier! You know we’ll be purchasing from you again. Until next time.

Awesome 3.6” Pro Staunton Chess Pieces

Retired and new to Chess, just learning now I have time.
After much research, I found that a Staunton set is the most common design, so I purchased a weighted plastic set, nice enough to learn on.

Then as I got more interested, started to desire a nice Wooden set, again after research settled on Royal Chess Mall.

They have a great range of handmade pieces that look amazing, however I was drawn to this 3.6” Pro Staunton weighted golden rosewood set of pieces. Ordering was straight forward, comms great, tracking details great, and the pieces arrived on the day as per tracking update, ordered and delivered in 11 days to Australia.

Simply beautiful, amazing detail, feel so nice, I am very happy, thank you to the craftspeople who made them.

I already had a nice wooden board which you can see in the pictures of the set displayed in my Living Room.

Thankyou

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4.2" Rare American Staunton Luxury Chess Set - Chess Pieces Only - Triple Weighted Rosewood
Matthew Van Der Haeghen
Super awesome set!

The pieces are all solid hardwood weighted internally so a stiff breeze won't blow them over. They arrived all the way from India in about five days via super fast Fedex shipping. All pieces are intricately carved to the smallest detail. Well worth the price!

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4.2" American Staunton Luxury Chess Set - Chess Pieces Only - Triple Weighted Ebony Wood
Adrian
Awesome

I love this set its very we’ll weighted a good size and is absolutely gorgeous 10/10

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3.7" Emperor Series Staunton Chess Set - Chess Pieces Only- Double Weighted Rose Wood
Jason Cannon
Luxury Chess Set

Excellent chess set really great quality I couldn't be more pleased. Really great price and fast delivery highly recommended.
Jason

Pretty Chess Set

I am absolutely amazed at how beautiful the chess set is. I can highly recommend the chess pieces, chess board and the dealer. Greetings from Germany

Solid set, great design

I wanted to add a "library-sized" set to my collection and saw this one on the RCM website. I expected this set to be lighter and smaller, but it's better described as stocky, but in a charming way. The acacia looks great and the design of the bishop really looks like a bishop's miter, yet is done with a strong and durable design. The horizontal lines on the rooks give them a brick tower looks and adds a touch of class. And it's a great value.

A heavily researched purchase with a pleasant end result.

I had been wanting a well made, reasonably priced, solid chess set I could keep out and use for games with the kids or analysis purposes. Although attracted to the early nineteenth century Staunton design, I wanted something a little different. I was watching a review by “Random Chess Talk” and he had a Royal Chess Mall version of the Dubrovnik on hand. I liked what I saw, so I started researching other manufacturers versions of the Dubrovnik to get their spin on a classic, well researched, historically significant set. Royal Chess Mall hit all the marks in what I was looking for. Upon arrival I inspected the packaging and found no issues save for a small indent probably suffered during shipping; no fault to RCM and the pieces inside were fine. A couple high lights for me were the wide, solid bases and an almost linear progression from king down to rook. One thing I always thought was a distraction from a Staunton set is the king is generally disproportionate to the rest of the line in height. I applaud the updated rook that is truer to the original and think the knight one of the prettiest of any set I have seen. In closing, the set feels good in hand, well made, has no sharp points to distract from play, and is something I will be proud to pass on one day. At twenty percent off regular price and free shipping I definitely consider this an investment worth making. Thank you.

Slightly imperfected Chess Pieces

The Chess Pieces arrived very well packed and I can't see that imperfections have any effect. Would purchase again.

Perfect for my 14x14 (40mm square) board!

Beautiful! I wanted a nice set of pieces that would fit my 14x14 board (40 mm square) I got from my Grandfather long time ago! It was difficult to find a good quality set that could fit this relatively small board. I'm very happy with the quality and the feel of the pieces.

I am very happy with the chess set I have received from Royal Chess Mall. The board is beautiful and so are the pieces. It is not absolutely perfect - and I did not expect it to be, as it is hand-crafted from real wood. So, if you extensively examine the board and each piece, you will find what you might call some small flaws, tiny knots in the wood, or perhaps one or two pieces that are a slightly different shade to the others, but nothing that would detract from the overall enjoyment of admiring and using the set. And I think the price is very fair for what you get, with the 20% discount I was able to secure (just write to them and ask). Free shipping too. So, all in all, highly recommended. I am already tempted to buy a second set of a different design, although I absolutely do not need it and don't have the space for it! Mhm, maybe as a birthday present for my godson...

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4.2" American Staunton Luxury Chess Set - Chess Pieces Only - Triple Weighted Ebony Wood
Stefan

Love the chess pieces the quality is amazing and they honestly do feel expensive and are very well weighted and also very even in both weight and size of all the pieces. The only issue I have is that all the light boxwood pieces have this almost orange look to them depending on how light reflects on them. If you are thinking of buying this set I would definitely recommend it I give it a 9/10 for price and quality just the orange look being my own little concern. ☺️

Extraordinary

All Excellent

Beautiful Staunton set

This set is perfect for me! The size of the pieces, and especially the weight!! You won't find a heavier set. I like playing blitz and bullet with these pieces. The metal clank when capturing is fun.

The pieces are great looking, classic Staunton, with lots of detail especially the knights. Finishes seem durable.

Bottom felts could be damaged if not cared for. Wish the bishops had a deeper cut. Only criticisms I have.

My cat approves-

Beautiful

I love this chessboard. It is beautifully made and the color I chose goes very well with the set I chose to buy, just enough contrast I think.

Practical Elegance

Traveler pieces are of high quality, the dark pieces have a distinctive rich color only Bud Rose Wood can provide. The pieces will be wasted if only for display, they should be handled and played to be fully appreciated.

Incredible Chess Set

I bought the Alexandria chess set. It’s Beautiful. Now my wife wants to play me every night! I feel like Royalty playing with this set. The detail of the knight is unmatched. The pieces are heavy and slide across the board with authority. Can you tell I love my new set?!