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Travel Chess Sets - Do You Know What You Are Looking For?
When you think of travel chess sets, you probably think of a mediocre set that would fit into a suitcase. Well, these days they are much better than ever before with the arrival of wooden, compact, portable travel sets.
Travel chess sets have changed very little over the years. The biggest change has been in the materials used in the construction.
Plastic is no longer the standard material used to make chess boards and the pieces. Now it is considered by many to be one of the worst materials available. They can break easily and have a major impact on the environment.
Wood is no longer the cheapest of materials either. It is still widely used, but it is used to a much higher standard today. The pieces are much heavier and are constructed from harder woods which gives you that luxurious feel.
The best travel chess sets are made from an all wood construction. This means no nails and nothing glued on the pieces. It also means the pieces move with great precision and this is what really makes them stand out from the rest.