The game of chess has long been a fixture in the realm of board games. So much so, that we have actual tables dedicated to our games of strategy so that they can easier remain a staple in our daily lives and homes.

Are you a novice or an experienced chess player?

Both the novice and the experienced player will enjoy playing on a high quality chess table.

The majority of people will learn to play chess on a basic chess or checker board.

After mastering the fundamental rules of chess you will soon develop a love of the game and you will find yourself wanting to play more often.Having a chess game displayed on a chess table allows you to concentrate and form new strategies.

The options available today for chess tables are as numerous as the potential moves a player has at their disposal.Another great option is a chess/checker and backgammon combo table. This is the perfect table for a true game connoisseur.The chess/backgammon table has a top that lifts off giving you room to store chess, checkers, and backgammon pieces.

If you are trying to match your chess table to your current decor there are many types of wood available. High quality chess tables are usually made from maple and walnut or mahogany and briarwood. Many of the tops are inlaid with genuine Italian Alabaster. The majority of chess tables will also have an inlaid mosaic border. I have found that the best quality chess table will come from Italy, handcrafted by Italian artisans. These tables will add beauty and class to any room regardless of the décor.

There are several different styles to choose from. There are chess tables that have one large pedestal as the base, or a smaller pedestal with 3 or 4 feet. If you like your furniture less “bulky” choose a table that has 4 thin legs with a storage shelf under the chess board.

When choosing a chess table make sure you consider the size of your chess pieces. The base of a chess piece can range from 1 1/8 inch to 2 3/4 inches. The squares on a chess table will range in size from 1 7/16 inch to 2 4/8 inches. Also note that the height of the table will range from 24 inches to 27 4/8 inches. The width will also vary from 16 inches to 26 inches. So regardless of the order that you purchase your chess equipment, just keep in mind that the chess pieces and the table do need to be compatible.

Choosing the right table that works for your living space and playing needs is a treasure hunt of a kind.

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By Peggy Walton
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