The actual chess board doubles as a carrying case with molds to hold the pieces. Peices have a good weight to them. Also the peices are durable incase dropping occurs.
The only thing i would miss in this set is a second queen for promotions. For the price, and for a portable folding board, this is gorgeous! Sturdy but lightweight, easy to travel with.
The board itself is smaller than we expected, pieces are very durable and beautifully crafted. They fit snugly in the board for storage. Wish it was a tad bigger though.
The board is well constructed, and only had one significant scratch on the playing surface. It didn't affect my satisfaction. No scratches or flaws.
Comes with instructions that were very helpful including reminders like “white on right,” “queen on color,’ and “light goes first. One is a rich chocolate-y brown and the other a darker tan.
Great choice. For $11. But, turns out it's better than several higher-priced sets i had seen in stores. If you are looking for cheaper, in store is best but for an easy buy this was great too.
The bottoms aren't flat, so they wobble on board. They need to sand or cut the dimples off the pieces. Error is most obvious since the white king has the small cross on his crown.