While these Staunton style chessmen meet the World Chess Federation's (FIDE) height and proportions for standards for tournament play, they are anything but traditional! The bright assortment of colors bring fun to a serious game of chess. The set comes with one color only (17 pieces - Half a set), so be sure to select TWO of your favorite colors if you are looking for a complete set of chessmen. Have a set of black and white chess pieces already? Then just buy one set of another color to give you more options! These pieces are unweighted, but 90% plastic filled which makes them heavier than plastic pieces that are completely hollow, and they feature felt bottoms. The Staunton design has become the standard for tournament play. The pieces are easily distinguishable making for easier game play. Knights are made to resemble the head and neck of a horse. Kings are the tallest pieces featuring a cross atop a closed crown. Queens are slightly smaller than the kings, and feature a coronet topped with a small ball. Rooks feature castle battlements, and bishops resemble a liturgical headdress of a western church. Pawns are the smallest and are topped by a plain ball. The pieces which represent humans (the king, queen, bishop, and pawn) feature a collar which separates the body from the head design. These are an excellent option for those who get tired of the boring black and white pieces and are looking for something different and more cheerful!
Chessmen meet the World Chess Federation's (FIDE) height and proportions standards for tournament play
17 chessmen included in this half set of chess pieces (includes extra queen). Be sure to purchase 2 sets of different color pieces for a complete set of chessmen.
Pieces are unweighted plastic in traditional Staunton style in fun vibrant colors - 90% plastic filled for better stability
King measures 3.75 inches tall with a 1.438 inch diameter base
Cotton bag with drawstring stores pieces when not in use