Weighing in at 40lb, this all-metal chess set will create a stunning centerpiece for any space. Each set represents over 15 hours of machining time on 5-axis CNC lathes. The 20x20x1 inch board takes over 4 hours to machine from a solid aluminum billet and weighs 30lb by itself.
The 'white' pieces are machined from solid brass and brushed lightly. Over time they will develop an attractive patina as the low points darken, and the high points will become shiny with use. The 'black' pieces are machined from solid steel prior to being blackened to a dark blue/black finish, which will also develop into a naturally aged look over the years. All pieces come with vegan suede pads, giving a satisfying metallic thud when the pieces are placed onto the aluminum board.
The set shown in these photos has been used for several weeks and shows the set somewhere between its brand-new, and slightly used states.
The king measures 3.5 inches in height, and the board uses 1.75-inch squares. Although slightly smaller than the competition size we feel this is just right for at-home play.
Each set comes packaged in an aluminum flight case, with CNC-cut foam inserts, beautifully displaying each piece when it's opened.
Our products ship through a privately owned climate-controlled warehouse in San Diego, California.
We offer a variety of shipping methods from budget-friendly to price-doesn’t-matter. You can compare estimated costs and transit times once you begin the checkout process and enter your shipping address. Carrier options may vary based on your destination.
We strive to pack and ship all items within 24 hours of each order (Monday through Friday). However, we are a small team so during peak holiday season we kindly ask that you allow 3-5 days for your items to be sent on their way. Every box shipped from Art of Play is expertly packed by actual human beings (you can see their names written on your package slip). Everyone in our warehouse is paid a fair wage and treated with respect.
We will gladly offer a refund or store credit in exchange for any items returned within 30 days of the original order, as long as the items are still sealed in new condition. We cannot accept returns of opened or used items. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.