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Where to buy chess boards online

Top 5 places to shop for this popular board game.

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Whether you're newly into chess because of the uber-popular Queen's Gambit or are a long-time player, we tracked down some of the top retailers to score your next chess set. From magnetic to hand-carved, there are so many options to choose from we guarantee you won't reach a stalemate.

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Winning moves no stress chess

Winning moves no stress chess from Amazon

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Avant-garde black frosted glass chess set

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Where to shop online for chess sets

Etsy: Support independent shop owners while shopping unique chess sets

Handcrafted, vintage and artistic chess sets starting from just $20 — from independent sellers and artists.

  • No free shipping
  • No free returns
  • No financing options

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Target: Magnetic boards for chess on-the-go and more traditional versions too.

Order a chess set for same-day pickup if there’s a Target store near you. At Target, you can find no-stress chess boards for the kiddos and more sophisticated sets for adults.

  • Free shipping over $35
  • Free returns
  • No financing options

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Amazon: Thousands of chess sets for every aesthetic preference.

Browse a wide variety of chess sets, from fine china to pop culture-themed (Harry Potter fans rejoice — there’s a wizarding chess set available).

  • Free shipping over $25
  • Free returns
  • No financing options

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Wayfair: Cheap-chic chess sets for casual dabblers.

People drawn to the decorative flair of a chess set should head to Wayfair, where you can buy the game for less than $30 and snap some solid pics for your Insta. It also has chess tables if you’re looking for a serious setup.

  • Free shipping over $49
  • No free returns
  • Finance your order with Affirm

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