If you love classic visual appeal with variety, then our Checkmate category is a great place to begin browsing. The company has introduced a number of unique styles in a variety of finishes. Expand your personal game collection with the distinctively smooth and rounded look of our Berliner chessmen.
Checkmate has been a part of the world of Chess since 1978. The company’s founders discovered that something was missing in the realm of classic gaming. While chess sets were available, most of these lacked the style, craftsmanship and overall appeal that the boards and chessmen of old once offered. While the game was still very much the same, the tools used to play it were not what they should be. Checkmate decided to push for a return to the former glory of chess.
Extensive research began as the founders scoured the globe to determine which chess sets were no longer being produced. A team was formed and included seasoned craftsman who took this information and began developing high quality chess sets. The process was long and involved, but after years of determination and commitment, Checkmate has produced some of the best board gaming products. Many of their designs have received international attention and recognition from players and government organizations.
You can also add a touch of fiery flavor with Checkmate’s classic pieces in ebony and red. Each includes fine detail and a glossy shine that looks stunning atop any board. The French Staunton chess pieces are packaged with a handsome teak storage chest complete with metal latches. Multiple sets in light boxwood and lovely rosewood are also available.
Those who adore originality should take a moment to view Checkmate’s breathtaking Russian inlaid chessmen. This collection includes pieces with inlaid strips of ebony and Sheesham that create a decorative appearance that is not easy to come by. Discover the excellent craftsmanship and traditional beauty of Checkmate chess sets today!