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About Us

The Kaoori Chess Company is a renowned chess shop that provides ample opportunity for chess players in the UK to purchase their favorite chess sets UK. We provide a variety of product options, ranging from unique chess sets to Staunton chess set to travel chess set and even themed chess set options. If you want to know more about who we are, what we do, and the true Kaoori Chess Company difference, then read on.

Who We Are

The Kaoori Chess Company is a chess shop that provides everything you need to enjoy your passion for chess. We have been in operation for many years, and our years of experience offering only the finest in chess pieces, chess sets and chess related accessories have given us a unique insight into what chess players appreciate with their sets, pieces and other necessary accessories.

What We Offer

We offer a variety of different chess sets, chess pieces, as well as chess memorabilia that are sure to appeal to anyone with a passion for the game. Our offerings are focused on quality and craftsmanship, with unique handmade pieces being the star of our shop. We know that chess pieces and sets should be treasured, which is why we select only the very best handmade pieces for our customers.

Our chess set options include a variety of options which are sure to appeal to any chess player, whether you are an experienced expert or someone who is just beginning to play the game.

Our products include wooden chess sets, luxury wooden chess sets, three player chess sets, Staunton chess sets, tournament style chess sets, themed chess sets, magnetic chess sets, royal chess sets, travel chess sets as well as antique chess sets.

In addition to complete chess sets, we also offer chess boards, chess pieces, chess clocks as well as related chess accessories that will help you play and improve your chess game. Our chess accessories include chess cases in a variety of colors and finishes; cloth storage bags for pieces; DGT carrying bags; DGT connection material; as well as wooden LUX boxes. Our chess clocks include both analog and digital options, which means you can pick up a clock no matter your preferred (or in the case of tournament play, required) method of keeping track of time.

Our products come in a wide range of prices that are well suited to any budget. If you are looking for inexpensive sets that are perfect for beginners or someone simply looking to play, then our travel and magnetic options may be just what you’re looking for; if you’re someone who is looking for a luxurious board that will serve as a conversation piece as well as a set to enjoy playing, then our antique style or luxury wooden chess boards may be perfect.

The Kaoori Chess Company Difference

We know that there are a lot of chess shops out there as well as other shops which offer chess products. However, these shops and sets lack something that we here at the Kaoori Chess Company have in spades: a dedication to chess. Our dedication helps us strive to stock only the very best quality chess sets, pieces and accessories, no matter what the budget range. We stand by the products we offer, from the most inexpensive magnetic travel board to the most luxurious high-end luxury board. If you have problems with your order, we will be there to assist in any way we can. If you have questions about products or concerns or simply want to know more information, we are there to assist you.

The Kaoori Chess Company, to put is simply, is that we are there for you—whether you’re a beginning chess player who is just starting out in the hobby or you’re an expert tournament player with 2 decades of wins underneath their belt.

How to Buy

If you are ready to browse our well-received and exclusive wares, then all you need to do is follow these simple steps: First, head to our online website at Next, browse around the relevant categories for whatever it is you are looking for; when you’ve made your decision, add these items to your online cart and checkout using the checkout process. At this time, we can only accept online orders and cannot accept orders by phone or snail mail.

If you are not sure exactly what you want to buy or you have any questions about the products, do not hesitate to contact us with your contact information as well as your inquiry. We know that it can be difficult to determine whether or not a chess set or piece is right for you by glance alone, which is why we strive to provide plenty of relevant information to anyone interested in our products.

Chess: A History

At the Kaoori Chess Company, we believe that knowing the history of chess is just as important as knowing which fine chess products to buy. Chess is one of the most ancient games in the entire world, with some variations on chess games going all the way back to the 6th century.  It wasn’t until much later that the game as we know it today really took off in any significant way. During the 15th century, the game took hold in Europe, where it grew into a popular game both for leisure and play across Europe as well as eventually in the European colonies in North America. In the 19th century, changing industrialization and an increase in mass made materials led to the creation of standardized chess sets, which led to an increase in tournament play; it was during this century that the first ever international chess tournament was held, sparking a new era of competitive chess that has remained ingrained into society ever since.

Chess has remained a popular pastime for people around the world for more than millennia, and the popularity of chess certainly shows no signs of abating.