The finished surfaces throughout are smooth to the touch. All corners line up nicely. The playing area is smooth and nicely designed. All pieces work perfectly and smoothly. The pieces are are a good size and easy to use/move.
The checkers are wooden and i find the wood grain gives just enough texture to make them easy to grip and pick up. The dice are decent. Though the boxes are slightly smaller than what i normally use, as are the dice.
Wooden case itself is beautiful with smooth sides, i'm not worried about splinters. Board closes nicely on brass hinges and stays closed with magnets. The tokens feel nice, and the super easy to store or carry around.
The board has a nice suede draw string pouch around it and there is another matching smaller pouch for the pieces. The game comes in a velvet-like storage bag. There’s also a velour bag for the dice boxes. It comes with a velvety bag to protect it whi... Read More
Good craftmanship in joinery and inlays. Elegant design, great feel to the wooden pieces. Beautiful inlaid wood design.
The playing surface looks to be a printed vinyl/pvc material. The checkers are wood, but that's all. It's embarrassing because i bought this as a gift and had it shipped directly to the recipient - thinking i was sending a nice classy gift.
Excalibur king arthur is a very light and cheap chess set. Game play was enjoyable until game stopped working, would not turn off, could not move pieces. Not responding to input via * and not performing the way instructions say it should.