Top 10 Best Magnetic Chess Sets In 2021

Welcome to the best magnetic chess sets review of 2021. These magnetic chess sets ensure the game position stays true in those less than stable flights and environments. Your days of bumping over chess pieces are finally over! Our top recommendation is this beautifully crafted 12″ Magnetic Travel Chess Set in Rosewood.

This felted chessboard protects any surface from scratching while keeping the chessmen in place even if the board is tilted or bumped. Just click here to check it out. With that said let’s jump straight into our top 10 pick!

Here are the top 10 best magnetic chess sets in 2021: 

  1. 12″ Magnetic Travel Chess Set in Rosewood
  2. 5″ Magnetic Wood Chess Game w/drawer
  3. 14” Folding Chess Box and Set
  4. 8″ Magnetic Travel Chess Set in Black and Boxwood
  5. 4″ Mini Magnetic Wood Travel Chess Set
  6. 9″ Milled Leather Travel Magnetic Chess Set with Wood Pieces
  7. Magnetic Folding Travel Chess & Checker Set – Medium
  8. Magnetic Folding Travel Chess & Checker Set – Small
  9. Plastic Magnetic Travel Chess Set with Carrying Case
  10. 7″ Magnetic Wood Folding Chess Set

Best Magnetic Chess Sets

1. 12″ Magnetic Travel Chess Set in Rosewood

When it comes to travel you need a set that’s portable in size with strong magnets to keep the pieces in place. It’s a pleasure to play chess on this set with beautifully crafted wood chessmen and matching board in Rosewood. The magnets easily keep the pieces in place on the board even if it’s tilted or bumped while in use.

Wood core printed board using new technology means the surface looks amazing, the product is durable, and the cost reasonable.

32 Chessmen are handcrafted in India and finished in black stained along with clear coated Rosewood and Boxwood to display real wood grain.

  • Felted chessboard protects any surface from scratching
  • 12 x 12″ chessboard
  • Individual slots for each piece
  • Protective canvas case with compartments and sturdy zipper
  • Easy to source replacement pieces from Chess House in the future means you’ll never be without a playable set.
  • Chess House logo on carrying case
  • Made in India

Specifications

  • Storage Case: 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 2″ (337 x 337 x 51 mm)
  • Weight: 3.8 lbs

Board

  • Board size:11 7/8 x 11 7/8 x 1/2″ (301.5 x 301.5 x 13mm)
  • Square Size: 1 3/16″ (30 mm)
  • Entire base green billiard felted

Pieces

  • King height: 2 1/4″ (57 mm)
  • King base: 15/16″ (24 mm)
  • King weight: .3 oz
  • Pawn height: 1 3/16″ (30 mm)
  • 32 Chessmen — No extra queen
  • Green cloth felt bases

Pricing: $69.90 USD

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2. 5″ Magnetic Wood Chess Game w/drawer

This miniature chess set is an attractive small chess set with realistic wooden pieces. The smooth surface and magnetic pieces provide for a smooth playing game that takes up minimal space wherever you want to set up for a game!

Push out drawer and individual piece storage insert means you’ll always have the pieces safely stored away.

  • Board size: 5 1/8″
  • Square size: 1/2″
  • King size: 13/16″
  • Green felt bases
  • Entire set weight: 9.9 oz

Pricing: $69.00 USD

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3. 14” Folding Chess Box and Set

14 x 7 Folding Chess Box and Set Chess Set

Here’s a gem of a set for all ages, suitable for home or travel. Why? We’ve designed this folding wooden set with magnetic pieces that not only look and feel great, they are steady in unstable conditions!

Add to this, the extra queens, and individual piece storage placements inside the folding board.

We’ve ditched the traditional green for striking black felt interior and capped it off with a black felt drawstring protective cover. Now that’s a gift – to yourself or a loved one! 

From the quality black protective cover to the richly carved, aromatically pleasant wood and high quality materials, this impressive set is bound to offer that ‘just right’ experience!

Strong magnets provide a stable playing experience even in bumpy conditions on the road or when moved around.  Thoughtfully designed individual internal piece storage in plush foam topped with black velour will protect the pieces from damage.

The board is encased in solid shisham wood frame (dalbergia sissoo) with finger join corner construction provides great stability and longevity for this set.

See KS002 for the same design in a larger 16 inch size

Specifications:

  • Solid wood frame construction
  • Dimensions; 14 x 7 x 2 3/8″ Folded,  14 x 14 x 1 1/8″ Unfolded
  • Square Size 1.5″
  • Entire product weight: 3.4 lbs
  • Pieces are made from Shisham & Boxwood
  • King Height: 2 3/4 (2.75″)
  • King Base: 1″
  • King Weight: .7 oz
  • Piece Set weight: 10.6 oz

Pricing: $129.00 USD

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4. 8″ Magnetic Travel Chess Set in Black and Boxwood

When it comes to travel you need a set that’s portable in size with strong magnets to keep the pieces in place.

It’s easy to take this set along with you and a pleasure to play chess on this set with beautifully crafted wood chessmen and matching board in black and boxwood colors. The magnets easily keep the pieces in place on the board even if it’s tilted or bumped while in use.

Wood core printed board using new technology means the surface looks amazing, the product is durable, and the cost reasonable.

32 Chessmen are handcrafted in India and finished in black stained along with clear coated boxwood to display real wood grain.

  • Felted chessboard protects any surface from scratching
  • 8×8″ chessboard
  • Individual slots for each piece
  • Protective canvas case with compartments and sturdy zipper
  • Easy to source replacement pieces from Chess House in the future means you’ll never be without a playable set.
  • Chess House logo on carrying case
  • Made in India

Specifications

  • Storage Case: 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 1/2″ (235 x 235 x 38 mm)
  • Weight: 1.45 lbs

Board

  • Board size:7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 3/8″ (200 x 200 x 10mm)
  • Square Size: 3/4″ (20 mm)
  • Entire base green billiard felted

Pieces

  • King height: 1 1/2″ (38 mm)
  • King base: 9/16″ (14 mm)
  • Pawn height: 3/4″ (19 mm)
  • 32 Chessmen — No extra queen
  • Green cloth felt bases

Pricing: $47.90 USD

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5. 4″ Mini Magnetic Wood Travel Chess Set

It’s a pleasure to play chess on this set with beautifully crafted wood chessmen and matching board in Rosewood color. The magnets easily keep the pieces in place on the board even if it’s tilted or bumped while in use.

Wood core printed board using new technology means the surface looks amazing, the product is durable, and the cost reasonable.

32 Chessmen are handcrafted in India and finished in clear coat to display real wood grain Rosewood and Boxwood

  • Felted chessboard protects any surface from scratching
  • 4×4″ chessboard
  • Individual slots for each piece
  • Protective canvas case with compartments and sturdy zipper
  • Easy to source replacement pieces from Chess House in the future means you’ll never be without a playable set.
  • Chess House logo on carrying case
  • Made in India

Specifications

  • Storage Case: 5 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/2″ (12.7 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm)
  • Weight: 4.6 oz

Board

  • Board size: 4 x 4 x 1/2″ (10 x 10 x 1.2 cm)
  • Square Size: 7/16″ (1.1 cm)
  • Entire base green billiard felted

Pieces

  • King height: 3/4″ (1.9 cm)
  • King base: 3/8″ (0.9 cm)
  • Pawn height: 1/2″ (1.2 cm)
  • 32 Chessmen — No extra queen
  • Green cloth felt bases

Pricing: $29.00 USD

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6. 9″ Milled Leather Travel Magnetic Chess Set with Wood Pieces

This set is the perfect combination of portability and ultra-playable miniature and magnetic pieces on a soft leather chessboard. Real wood pieces with magnets hold to the chessboard making chess play while traveling more than easy – they are eye-catching and fun to play. The set is complete with a black fabric pouch for both the pieces and the entire set.

This Milled Leather travel set wins in all categories with the best balance we’ve seen yet..

This was Evan’s first overnight camping trip to Deer Park in the Olympic mountain range of Washington. One mile above sea level, near the straight of Juan de Fuca he took in breathtaking views in all directions. That evening we played some chess with this set.

Specifications 

  • Overall weight 13.4 oz
  • Case measures 9.5″ x 5″ x 2.5″

Pieces

  • King height: 1 5/8″ (1.63″)
  • King base: 3/4″ (0.75″)
  • Pawn height: 7/8″ (0.87″)
  • Piece set weight: 2.4 oz.
  • 32 Chessmen – 1 Queen per side

Board

  • Board size: 9 1/4″
  • Square size: 1″

Pricing: $59.95 USD $69.95 USD Save $10.00 USD

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7.Magnetic Folding Travel Chess & Checker Set – Medium

This medium size magnetic travel chess and checkers set comes with a hinged, snap-closed plastic box that closes tight to store all the chess and checker pieces for travel or storage.

The well detailed magnetic chess pieces are white and black solid plastic and come with felt on the bottom. Magnets are strong enough to hold the set upside down! The checker pieces are not magnetized or felted. This set is great for students or for traveling, and also would make a nice gift or prize!

Specifications

  • Board size: 12 1/2″
  • Board closed: 12 1/2″ x 6 1/4″
  • Board height when closed: 1 5/8″
  • Square size is 1 3/8″
  • King height: 2 5/8″
  • King base: 1″
  • Pawn height: 1 1/4″
  • Pawn base: 7/8″

Pricing: $14.25 USD

 

8. Magnetic Folding Travel Chess & Checker Set – Small

This small size magnetic travel chess and checkers set comes with a hinged, snap-closed plastic box that opens up to a 9″ by 9″ chess board with 1 1/16″ squares and closes tight to store all the chess and checker pieces for travel or storage.

The well detailed magnetic chess pieces are white and black solid plastic and come with felt on the bottom. Magnets are strong enough to hold the set upside down! The checker pieces are not magnetized or felted. This set is great for students or for traveling, and also would make a nice gift or prize!

Specifications

  • King height: 2″
  • Board size: 9 13/16″
  • Board closed: 9 13/16″ x 4 7/8″
  • Board height when closed: 1 9/16″

Pricing: $12.95 USD

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9.Plastic Magnetic Travel Chess Set with Carrying Case

The perfect small playable gift chess set. Portable, fun and lightweight with great looking magnetic pieces, this 9″ chess set is large enough to play and yet small enough to easily travel with you.

Magnetic pieces keep the pieces in place when it gets bumpy. The chessboard is protected inside a soft, zippered case with an extra section for pieces.

Specifications:
Pieces

  • King height: 1 1/4″
  • Base size: 1/2″
  • King weight: .05 oz
  • Pieces weight: 1 oz.
  • Board size: 7 3/4″
  • Square size: 3/4″

Pricing: $23.94 USD

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10. 7″ Magnetic Wood Folding Chess Set

This unique, magnetic chess set is designed with a very unusual round style, a beautiful contrast to the every day square chess set. It will easily entertain children or adults who venture into a game with one another.

Strong magnets cling to the board to keep the current play position, even if it’s taken on road trips.

Specifications:

  • King size: 7/8″
  • Base size: 7/16″
  • Board diameter: 7 1/8″
  • Square size: 9/16″
  • Entire set weight: 11oz

Pricing: $75.00 USD

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