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Magnetic Chess Set

Big wooden chess sets are undoubtedly gorgeous, the themed ones are unique and the antique chess sets are the dream of any chess player. But sometimes all you need is a simple small chess set that’s convenient to be carried around and play on the go. For these reasons and more, magnetic chess sets have been in a very high demand recently. They’re light, practical and affordable. If you’re in the market for purchasing a travel-sized magnetic chess set then your searches are over.

You’ve come to the right place. In Kaoori’s collection of magnetic chess sets you’ll find just the right set. 

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What’s the difference between a magnetic chess set and a traditional one?

The answer to this query is rather obvious. The main difference between magnetic chess sets and traditional chess sets the presence of magnets in the former. The board and pieces of a magnetic chess set contain a magnetic layer underneath and inside. Because of that, the pieces instead of sliding across the board, stick to the magnetic board. Theoretically speaking, you can still slide the pieces of magnetic chess but it’ll be very difficult. Plus, it’ll make an unpleasant sound and scratch the board. Most magnetic chess boards are designed to be travel sized, so they’ll have a folding board design as well as compartment drawers to store pieces in while the game is being transported. But there are also magnetic chess sets with standard boards, which cannot be folded.

The key benefits of magnetic chess sets

Besides their size, weight and price, magnetic chess sets have a number of other advantages. The first and the biggest one is that since the pieces stick to the board, they won’t be able to move. Whether it’s an accident or an ill intention from your opponent, the chess pieces can’t be moved and they will remain precisely where you place them. Besides preventing accidents and frauds, this feature of magnetic chess sets also allows you to play chess on the go, including on a train, airplane, or even in the backseat of a car. With a magnetic chess set, you can practice the game anywhere and any time without having to worry about the pieces sliding or dropping. Magnetic chess sets are also an excellent option if you’re playing by yourself. 

The next big benefit of magnetic chess sets is that they are convenient for players who may have motorical difficulties and can’t move pieces around. For example, players with unsteady hands or children who are just learning how to play the game and find it difficult to keep the pieces standing. Magnetic chess sets allow them to focus on the game instead of thinking how to keep the pieces upright. 


Magnetic chess sets come in different sizes and materials. The most popular one is the wooden folding magnetic chess set due the durability of the wood and the storage made possible through folding. At Kaoori, you will find 6, 8 and 11 inch wooden magnetic folding chess sets.

There are many modern options for magnetic chess sets in today’s chess market, so you will have a wide range of board options to pick from; wooden magnetic chess boards are the most popular due to the durability and quality of the wood, so if you are looking for a magnetic chess set that will last a long time, consider that your best option. We also gave diversity in pricing, so you’ll find a magnetic chess set that has the perfect size and price.