24 Unique Chess Sets That’ll Pique Even Non-Players’ Interest

Whether you are up for blitz, tournaments, or skittles, having a reliable chess set in your possession is a must. Make your collection fun and interesting with unique chess sets that will pique the interest of even non-players. Choose a board and piece that reflects your other hobbies or interests such as Vikings, superheroes, architecture, and the like. This is the best way even to lure non-players to join the fun.

Amateurs can start flexing their skills with beginners who might have been drawn to the aesthetics of the chess pieces. Masters and collectors can have a blast gathering chess of all sizes and shapes. With the wide variety of options to choose from, you will be enthralled by their beauty and charm. These chess sets are not meant to be stored and taken out only during a game. Display them as home or office decor, ready for battle when necessary.

Unique Chess Set

Wobble Chess Set

Wobble Chess Set

Bring back the traditional wooden chess pieces with a twist. Get into the action with the Wobble chess set. Constructed from natural wood such as maple and walnut, they are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. They are a piece of art that can be used as decorative displays.

The wobble chess set, unlike your regular chess pieces, wiggles on the board due to the concave landscape. But they will stay in place and won’t fall down. It is a fun and interesting chess set you can play with family and friends.

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Hnefatafl Viking Chess Set

Hnefatafl Viking Chess Set

Roll the drums to commence the war of the Viking lords. Fight for your king through the ancient game of Hnefatafl, it is the breakout game to give variety to the chess games you usually play. Hnefatafl is the oldest game in history that will test how you strategize and compete with others.

The 37-piece Viking chess set is an authentic traditional two-player game that lets you defend your king against attackers. Now relish the excitement of warriors from the medieval era.

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Umbra Rolz Chess/Checkers Set

Umbra Rolz Chess/Checkers Set

Never leave your house without your favorite game again. Bring a two-in-one game on the go in the form of Rolz chess. Everything is stored in a compact storage that converts into a black and white stitched design board when rolled out. The checker pieces are made from high-quality resin with silk-screened chess characters.

The Rolz chess is a unique set that both checkers and chess lovers will like. Store the game for future use or display it on the shelf or study as a decorative accessory.

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LEGO Iconic Chess Set

LEGO Iconic Chess Set

Bring out the kid in every chess master with the LEGO Iconic chess set. No one is too old to play LEGO when you have a LEGO chess set as an excuse. The set comes with 1450 LEGO pieces where you get to build everything from scratch including the board and all the chess pieces from the pawn to the kings and queens.

The set also comes with checkers, making it an alternate game to chess. Once done, you can store the chess pieces and checkers on the board for future use.

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Croove Electronic Chess Set

Croove Electronic Chess Set

With chess being a lost art, encourage the new generation to dive in through a quick and easy electronic chess set. Let the kids learn and play chess on their own or with a companion. The good news about this set is that it is an 8-in-1 board game that lets you play with Chess, Checkers, Reversi, Halma, 4 In-A-Row, Fox & Geese, and Northcote’s Game and Nim. Try 12 chess modes and 30 unique chess levels to harness your skills from beginner to master.

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Srenta Fine Glass Chess Set

Srenta Fine Glass Chess Set

Enhance the aesthetic of your game room and glam up your space with the timeless, chic, and stunning set featuring 16 transparent and 16 frosted glass chess pieces, Each piece comes with felt padding or anti-scratch pads to ensure stability.

Made from a 100% crystal chess board, it looks sophisticated and smart. This chess set is a perfect present for chess collectors and even people who have everything.

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U.S. Chess Quiver Chess Set Combination

U.S. Chess Quiver Chess Set Combination

Paved your way to the road of the masters through the U.S. chess quivet set combination. With the entire set exceeding the requirements of the All US chess federation, feel the power of these weighted plastic chess pieces in your hands. It comes with a quiver chess bag for easy storage.

The set is designed for the future generations of chess masters in clubs and schools. It comes with an easy-storage set-up with the roll-up vinyl chessboard plus enough room for all the plastic chess pieces. Roll and wrap for the next tournament in search of the next grandmaster.

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3 Man Chess

3 Man Chess

Three is never a crowd in a game of chess. Stretch your limit with this classic game with a twist. Instead of the usual square chess board, play with two other of your mates on a round board. The board measures 19 inches (48cm) in diameter giving enough space for all 48 chess pieces.

The 3-Man chess is a class of its own with a trendy and decorative element that can challenge everything that you know about chess. Each of the three players can choose from black, gray, and ivory-colored chess pieces.

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Square Off Pro AI Game

Square Off Pro AI Game

Playing chess by yourself is one of the loneliest games in the world. With the Square Off innovative electric chessboard, you can change this in a snap. Find a new chess mate, even if they are halfway around the globe, with the help of the Square-Off mobile app. The app lets your opponent move the chess on the board by itself. Thus, it feels like an actual game with a person from miles away.

The Square-Off is also the first rollable smart E-chessboard that makes it user-friendly, portable, and adaptable. Recharge the battery whenever necessary ready for another round versus a virtual opponent.

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Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set

Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set

Travel to outer space in search of the chess grandmaster to beat them in the Star Trek Tridimensional chess set. Defend the king from the opposing side as you travel through four moveable “attack boards.” Take your game to the next level as you navigate through all the moveable boards, carefully strategizing how to capture their king.

The Tridimensional chess set is a class of its own with 32 die-cast pieces and a translucent acrylic board that looks like it is floating in space.

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Handcrafted Olive Wood Chess Board

Handcrafted Olive Wood Chess Board

A handcrafted wooden chess board is a timeless piece that can be handed to generations. If you are looking for a masterpiece to honor a chess master, the OLIVIEU handcrafted olive wood chess board is highly recommended.

Made from natural wood, it is durable and long-lasting. It measures 20 x 20 inches, including all the intricate outer layers and drawers. The playing field itself is 12.6 x 12.6 inches with each square carefully chiseled, sanded, and oiled. Thus, it is a luxurious set that is a rare treat for the deserving chess aficionado.

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Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

Move out from the muggle world into the realm of magic and mystical charms. Immerse into the games of knights, horses, kings, and queens in the wizarding world. If you don’t want to be considered a muggle, lay your hands on the Harry Potter official merchandise, the wizard chess set.

Channel the inner Ron Weasley in you to get through the chess and retrieve the Sorcerer’s Stone.The Wizard Chess pieces are made from 100% plastic including the board and chess pieces. Play on the board that measures 18.5 x 18.5 inches. A total of 32 finely sculpted chess pieces are perfect for the muggles who love chess or any Harry Potter fans.

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Jurassic Park Chess Set

Jurassic Park Chess Set

Travel back in time, bringing back these giants that are 65 million years old in a miniature version. Get ready to roar your way to victory against your opponent playing from the other side. 

The Jurassic Park Chess Set comes with 32 finely sculpted pieces and an 18.5 x 18.5 inches set. With each piece measuring only 2 to 4 inches, they are definitely a beauty to behold. Go for a head-to-head battle with other T-rex, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus, and Brachiosaurus. Dilophosaurus, and Pteranodon.

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Tizo Design Elegant 17” Lucite Chess Set

Tizo Design Elegant 17” Lucite Chess Set

Take your chess gaming to the next level with a high-end luxury set that is museum-worthy. It is a trendy, hip take on the classic chess game in lucite and acrylic. Each piece is crafted to perfection, you’ll want to give it as a chic gift for a colleague or loved one. Or, set it up in your room to flex your good taste in decors.

The sophisticated and distinctive aesthetic of the Tizo Design chess set is one for the books. Brighten up your space with an acrylic set that comes in clear and smoke colors.

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Skyline The New York Chess Set

Skyline The New York Chess Set

For people who love to look at the city skyline, the New York Skyline chess set is a must. This architectural-themed chess set features pieces double weighted with soft felt bases. Capturing the essence of the early 1900s construction boom, it sure will capture engineers and architects who love to play chess. The 32-piece set of injected molded acrylic includes a 16” x 16” board and a presentation box that is classy and gift-ready.

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Pressman Chess

Pressman Chess

Board games are always fun especially if you have chess, checkers, and backgammon all in one. The classic 3-in-1 games will always stand superior due to their variety and sentimental value. When you want something that will capture the attention of a wider audience, the Pressman chess set is a must.

All three game (checkers, chess, and backgammon) pieces are included in the box. Plus, it features a double-sided game board with interlocking checkers, chess pieces, and dice to complete the set.

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MegaChess Giant Complete Set

MegaChess Giant Complete Set

When you love chess but want to be physically active, MegaChess is the answer. Take things up a notch with the gigantic version of this classic piece that will keep everyone up on their feet. The chess pieces stand up to 25 inches tall – a game that suits a huge space like the backyard or a great hall.

Designed for the outdoors, it’s made from high-quality, durable materials. Play it in the open with family, friends, or even strangers.

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World’s Smallest Chess

World's Smallest Chess

From the biggest, you get the world’s smallest chess set. The set is Thumbelina-sized which fits perfectly on your palm. Master the game through this set and bring it anywhere you go. It comes with a magnetic board, making it efficient to play even while in transit.

The classic game set comes in a portable case that you can slip in your pocket or purse as it only measures 3 x 0.5 x 1.75 inches. Children of all ages will have a fun time moving all the pieces one by one.

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Roman Gladiators 3D Chess Set

Roman Gladiators 3D Chess Set

From TV screens and books to your table, we bring you the Roman Gladiators in 3D for “bloodless” blood sports for your entertainment. Get ready to rumble using the 16.25” Roman Gladiators fighting on a 16L x 16W glass arena. It is suspended over the iconic amphitheater, a stunning representation of Roman architecture.

Flaunt this beautiful chess set crafted to perfection from solid pewter to replicate the brave figures from centuries ago. Display or play with this luxurious set and woo away the masters with its aesthetics.

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The Batman Chess Set

The Batman Chess Set

Flash the Bat signal in the sky to start the battle between The Dark Knight and The Joker. Batman and Joker fans will not wait to get their hands on this unique masterpiece that makes playing chess twice the fun.

This is official merchandise that features Batman-related figures on one side and The Joker will have all the other villains as the opponent. As to which side you will be on is up for debate or maybe some rock, paper, scissors.

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Marble Chess Board Game Set

Marble Chess Board Game Set

The marble chess set is a majestic set that fits the queen or royalties. Made from white and green onyx marble, leave anyone in awe as they play the game next to you. It showcases the perfect balance of function and aesthetics, a product of true craftsmanship.The 12 inches modern chess is a superior product that can even make it to the palace. As such, it is an exceptional home decor that you can showcase in your study or living room. Play chess in style with this stunning and unique chess set.

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Kassel 13″ Diameter Globe Chess Set

Kassel 13" Diameter Globe Chess Set

Conquer the globe with this 57-piece chess and checkers set made by Kassel. Entertain your guests for hours with this magnificent piece that offers them the option to play chess or checkers. It comes inside a 13” diameter globe that features the Old World Nautical Map.

Educate children about the history of the world while playing a game of chess through this exquisite piece. Adults, on the other hand, will be enamored with its beauty and vintage charm.

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PlayShifu Interactive Chess Board Game

PlayShifu Interactive Chess Board Game

Immerse yourself in a new way of playing chess that combines both the traditional and digital world. Play Shifu brings to you the chess kit that lets you play on your tablet. The digital gadget serves as the board for interactive play.

Bring your gameplay experience to the next level with TACTO chess which lets you learn the game in a fun and entertaining way. You can go back to the basics and learn advanced strategies through the game that lets you play through the app. Perfect for children who show interest in the game. An interesting way to boost strategic thinking and improve focus.

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Civil War Solider Themed Chess Set

Civil War Solider Themed Chess Set

Call on the army for a Civil War-themed chess game. Get the soldiers, knights, and horses on a bloodless battle of wit and strategy. It is the perfect present for war veterans, soldiers, or anyone who collects chess sets.

The PTC Civil War soldier-themed chess set features a glass board with each figurine crafted to replicate war personnel. Each side represents an army from the great civil war with one king Abe Lincoln and the opposing king Jefferson Davis. Now, who wouldn’t want to learn history in a fun, competitive way?

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