Welcome to Luxury Chess! Our focus is providing unique and unusual chess sets and chess accessories of our own creation as well as from around the world. All the chess sets shown here are products of careful craftsmanship and inspired artistry. The intention is to create games which can be played with great enjoyment, and which will also be a distinctive accessory for your home, lodge, or executive suite. These sets are made to be displayed! And don't forget, they also make excellent gifts for the chess enthusiast in your life, or as executive gifts to show your appreciation for inspired performance. And for a truly unique present, check out the chess paperweights on our Chess Sets page!
YES, WE DO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY! We send our chess sets, chess pieces and chess boards to customers worldwide. Our most economical rate is US Post Airmail. Select our special US Postal rate to the UK, Australia, Canada or New Zealand, or call/email us for US Post Office rates to other countries. NOTE: For our Canadian customers, we can if desired, ship to the UPS location nearest you in the USA, so that you can pick up there.
Now at Special Sale Prices
We have Marble Chess Sets for Sale, Alabaster Chess Sets for Sale, and Glass Chess Sets for Sale. We try to stock items and give you options that you may not see elsewhere. We also try to arrange to have a large percentage of our chess sets on sale at any one time, so as to always give bargain hunters and gift givers some possibilities. Currently, all of our marble chess sets are on sale, and while we are not allowed to put our alabaster chess sets on sale, we do pair them with a gift chess set, as a way to offer more value for our customers. Some of our glass chess sets are always on sale as well. Even Harry Potter is on sale now... at least the chess set used in his #1 movie is. Check it out on our Chess Sets page.
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Origins of Chess
The history of chess spans some 1500 years. The earliest predecessors of the game originated in India, prior to the 6th century AD. From India, the game spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe. In Europe, the game evolved into its current form in the 15th century. In the second half of the 19th century, modern tournament chess began, and the first world chess championship was held in 1886.
The 20th century saw great leaps forward in chess theory and the establishment of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).