Chess Table And Chairs

Love a good game of chess? If you said yes, then you will absolutely love these chess tables and chairs. Feel like your playing a friendly game with a worthy adversary in a palatial estate. These ornate tables with built-in chess boards are perfectly stained to match the classic, or modern, chairs. There are even some more artistic table and chair options available.

Vintage Wood Chess Board Table

Vintage Wood Chess Board Table

$152.75 $192.99

Vintage Wood Chess Board Table


$152.75 $192.99

What we like: Tall enough for any chair use

Not great for: Outdoor use

This vintage wood table has a minimalistic aesthetic with tall slim legs and a thin tabletop game surface with an alphabetical grid play area. Inside the small table, you can store the pieces for chess, backgammon, and checkers.

Designer Advice:

Some chess tables come with chairs, while others have the space to fit chairs. And some boards have a portable tabletop that allows you to store game pieces inside the table for easy and convenient storage. And because many games use the same grid layout, the table can also work for several game plays and storage.

What Users Say:

Good quality, solid and the compartment is great for storage.

Minimalistic Chess Table with Slim Metal Frame

Minimalistic Chess Table with Slim Metal Frame

$219.99 $245.99

Minimalistic Chess Table with Slim Metal Frame


$219.99 $245.99

What we like: Single side-mounted metal leg

Not great for: Giving both players access to the storage drawer

This minimalistic chess table has a thick wood frame with a built-in drawer and a light natural wood finish contrasted by the dark black squares. The C-shaped metal base has a single side L shaped frame for an updated aesthetic.

Designer Advice:

While the game of chess may be an old game, there are plenty of ways to bring it current for a modern look. Instead of a wood base with four legs or a single middle pedestal stem to support the tabletop, you can get a fantastic updated style with a base of metal instead, mounted to one side.

What Users Say:

The board is very large so much nicer to play chess. The finish is high quality and excellent design. The drawer is very handy for storing pieces.

Solid Wood 3 in 1 Chess Checkers Backgammon Board Game Combo Table

Solid Wood 3 in 1 Chess Checkers Backgammon Board Game Combo Table


Solid Wood 3 in 1 Chess Checkers Backgammon Board Game Combo Table

GSE Games & Sports Expert


What we like: Reversible chess board table top — chess on one side, backgammon on the other

What we don’t: Not a complete set — no chairs included

Although not a complete set, this solid-wood table has three-in-one functionality — you can use it for chess, checkers, or backgammon. The durable hardwood construction ensures a long lifespan with the proper care. 

The table’s dimensions are 18 × 18” in width and depth and 28.5” in height when fully assembled. The pedestal base makes this table an ideal choice for a compact gaming space or small outdoor patio. The game board, which is integrated into the table, is 14.5×14.5”, and the chessboard squares are 1.5” wide. 

Built with the game enthusiast in mind, this table includes a complete 32-piece natural-wood chess set, a 30-piece backgammon/checkers set, two pairs of dice, a doubling cube, and two brown wooden dice cups. You’ll also find complete sets of game instructions, for the experienced player and beginner alike. The game pieces and accessories are contained under the tabletop. 

All in One Chess Table and Chairs with Storage

All in One Chess Table and Chairs with Storage

All in One Chess Table and Chairs with Storage

Blue Wave Products - sporting goods

What we like: Storage and flippable top

Not great for: Small rooms

Play three games with one elegant pedestal table and matching high-back armed chairs. This understated dark wood table has two built-in drawers for backgammon, chess, or checkers with rolling casters on each leg. Flip the tabletop over to change the game board.

Designer Advice:

A chess table that you can also use for multiple game play like checkers and backgammon is a convenient solution when you have limited space. And picking a table set that also has chairs is an easy way to make sure you get a cohesive look with your design that’s also functional. A flip tabletop is convenient for all ages.

What Users Say:

I was very pleased with the table, chairs and how nicely it was able to be put together.

28” Kase Chess & Backgammon Table

28” Kase Chess & Backgammon Table

28” Kase Chess & Backgammon Table

Darby Home Co

What we like: Octagonal, manufactured-wood design is aesthetically pleasing

What we don’t: Higher price tag than other models

One of the most lavishly designed and luxurious chess tables, this model features a classic octagonal design and is made from durable manufactured wood.

The removable, reversible inset game board is suitable for chess, checkers, and backgammon, and the table includes a drawer for storing chess pieces, notepads, and timers. 

When not being used for chess, its rich, traditional appearance makes it an excellent occasional table for use in a reading nook or home office. 

13 × 13 Chess Table Finest Work Pure Rosewood & Maple Wood Chess Board Set Table for Picnic/Garden

13 × 13 Chess Table Finest Work Pure Rosewood & Maple Wood Chess Board Set Table for Picnic/Garden

13 × 13 Chess Table Finest Work Pure Rosewood & Maple Wood Chess Board Set Table for Picnic/Garden

Indian Handicrafts Lab , India

What we like: Foldable design is suitable for playing chess in the park or garden

What we don’t: Color consistency can vary from one table to another

Chess is an excellent game to be enjoyed outdoors in the sunshine, but many tables don’t have the portability or the materials for outdoor use. For the chess player who prefers playing outside, in the garden, or during a picnic, this table delivers. Made from a combination of pure Indian rosewood and maple, this chess table has a built-in chess/checkers board and comes with a classic wooden chess-piece set. 

The chess table is foldable for convenient storage and transport and features a 13×13” tabletop. You’ll need to supply your own chess chairs separately. Opt for acacia or cedar wooden foldable chairs to complement the table's design. 

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Buying Guide

Avid chess players often yearn for chess tables and chairs that can serve as their dedicated corner of the home to enjoy an exhilarating game on a quaint evening. The conundrum though is that when it comes to chess tables, it’s an uphill task to find one that ticks off all the boxes. It may be a great table, solid oak, bird’s eye maple, veneer finish.

But the ingrained board may be too small to accommodate your grandmaster-sized Jacques Staunton collectible set. Some players look for tables with reversible boards that can be used for other games like say, Backgammon or Cribbage. Rather than scouring antique shops for days or buying pig in the poke off the internet, it pays to know what you need before you shop for chess tables and chairs.

Here’s a small buying guide to help you get started.

If you have an ensemble collection of boards and sets of varying sizes (like in a club setting), then you might prefer a chess table that can be used with most of them, if not all. A 24” x 24” insert or slot for the boards would be amazing. It can easily accommodate most tournament grade chess sets. For a casual home user, an engraved or inlaid board might be a more desirable option. The caveat is that the larger the playing surface, the bigger the table. So, ensure that there’s enough room to accommodate a table that size along with the chairs.

The choice of material depends on whether you intend to place the table indoors or in the yard or patio.

  • For indoor use, nothing supersedes wood. It looks elegant and blends in with the rest of the décor. Rosewood and Mahogany are more commonly used for making chess tables. But exotic varieties like black walnut and white oak are not uncommon either. They do cost a pretty penny though.
  • For outdoor use, concrete chess tables with granite or terrazzo playing surfaces are quite popular due to their excellent weather resistance.

Multipurpose chess tables can transform in the blink of an eye to a serving table when you entertain or to a picnic table for a barbecue in the yard. Slide out holders for cups, serving trays and plates are a useful addition. You might also like some extra room on the sides for unexpected things that get parked on tables during parties.

From vintage colonial-styled tables with four legs to contemporary pedestal styled tables with a single leg, there’s no dearth of designs in chess tables and chairs, so you are limited only by your imagination.

It boils down to personal preferences, the décor in the room where it would be placed and your budget. If the location is an eclectic study, then a classic wooden chess table and chair set would probably be the best bet.

Closing thoughts

In the rare event that nothing catches your fancy, a chess table and chair set will make for a challenging woodworking project. Else, you have the option to get one custom made to your preferences.

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