Chess, the quintessential game, has been around for thousands of years replicating a battleground in the ultimate test of strategy, logic and cunning. A chess board of 64 squares separates 2 players, each having an army of 16 chess pieces to face the opponent. Each side begins the match with a king, a queen, 2 bishops, 2 knights, 2 rooks and 8 pawns. Each type of piece has a unique move or set of moves in its arsenal, with each piece having distinct range, ability and advantage. One of the reasons chess is such an immensely popular game is its exceptional appeal to all age groups, cultures and walks of life.
Chess sets of every variety are available today when browsing chess boards for sale. Boards come in a variety of styles and materials, and of different ages. Many people enjoy the classic authenticity of wooden chess sets while others appreciate the novel and unconventional feel of a different sort such as metal chess sets and magnetic chess sets, marble chess sets, glass chess sets and many other types of unique chess sets.