The game is easy to learn and fast paced making tournaments or competitions exciting. The board is a little smaller than i was expecting but still works great!
The pieces are all wooden and are magnetic which is awesome because when the board gets bumped the pieces stay in place. It is substantial, each piece made of hardwood that is also magnetic.
The storage drawers are nice to keep the pieces all secured. The inclusion of one extra queen for each side (for pawn promotion) is a nice touch that often gets overlooked by manufacturers of chess sets. The drawers on each side of the base is nice.
The board has a very pretty grain and a nice, glossy finish. It is well made and the inlay wood is very smooth and shiny.
Overall this is a premium quality chess set. This set is a bit smaller than tournament but very good nontheless. Super pleased with the quality of this chess set.