Best Glass Chess Sets

How durable are glass chess sets? Do the edges wear out or the pieces crack with the smallest of pressure? All this depends on the quality of glass used to make your chess set.

Here is a list of the best glass chess sets we could find in the 2020 market.

Our Top Picks For 2020

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​13.75" Mirror Chess Board, White and Black

“​13.75" Black and frosted glass chess set with mirror board King is 2 7/8" Tall.”

​Two Games

​Glass Chess and Checkers Set

“​This set features two classic games in elegant glass.”

​3D Chess Set

​Medieval Knights 3D Chess Set

“​This impressive Metal Medieval Knights 3D chess set has substantial weight with a shipping weight of 25lbs

​Supreme Quality

Chess Game Set Fine Glass( 8 x 8)

“​Crafted of quality glass material, set includes 32 chess pieces and beveled glass board”

Mirror Board

Avant-Garde Black Frosted Glass Chess Set with Mirror Board


Glow Chess Set 

LumiSource SUP-LEDCHES-BW LED Lightened Glow Chess Set, Blue/White

“​Glossy black high-tech board, ​chess pieces light up on or near the board”


​List of the best glass chess:

1. ​​The Best Glass Chess Set - Editor's Choice.

What is old can still look good.

The creators took the traditional chess set design, some glass, and made a masterpiece. A classy set without the distracting flair seen in many chess sets today - The perfect and simple showpiece for Grandmasters who truly get the game.

The 13.75" X 13.75" mirror board is covered by alternating clear and frosted squares. On top of it are the 32 pieces, 16 are solid black and the remaining 16 are frosted giving a clear contrast of the two.

A timeless beauty that should be passed down from one generation to the other.

#1

13.75" Mirror Chess Board, White and Black

Black and frosted glass chess set with mirror board King is 2 7/8" Tall.

5 of 5 Stars

2. ​​Best budget Glass Chess Set

Ever wondered what $10 could get you?

This is the cheapest glass chess set we could find. It's a 2-in-1 set for chess and checkers. Apart from that, there isn't much to talk about. The pieces lack detail and the whole set looks cheap.

We'd advise you to add some money and get a better glass set at a slightly higher price. After all, glass chess sets are built to be showcased. This set won't look good in your study or living room.

The board is covered by alternating clear and frosty 1" squares. The king stands at a height of 2.5".

#2

​Glass Chess and Checkers Set

​This set features two classic games in elegant glass.

5 of 5 Stars

3. ​​Best 3D Glass Chess Set

For those who are in it for the effects.

The detail of this chess set is amazing. The medieval theme gives you a taste of how it felt to command your army in those dark times - Pure artistry genius. You can also decide to go for the Dragon or Roman gladiator theme - anything that quenches your thirst for fantasy.

The 15" X 15" board is made from hard durable glass, and the pieces from soft metal painted in silver or bronze. The alternating squares are 1.5" in size. The king stands at 3.25" and the board is 9" high.

If the stage is a bit intimidating to you or your competitor, you can remove the glass board and place it on a flat surface to enjoy normal gameplay.

A classy possession that deserves that decorative spot in your study or living room. Such a piece will attract a lot of attention and compliments.

#3

Medieval Knights 3D Chess Set

​​Substantial weight with a shipping weight of 25lbs

5 of 5 Stars


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4. ​The LemiSource SUP - LEDCHES-BW LED Lightened Glow Chess Set - HighTech Chess Set

Ever wondered what it's like to play chess as Albert Einstein?

This set is unique. Not only did they add glass to the traditional chess design, but they also brought in some sparks.

The magic is in the blue and white glass chess pieces that light up when they are an inch closer to the board. No, they don't use batteries, instead, they light up as a result of electrical induction from the 15.7" X 15.7" X 1" board.

The only chess set you can play in the dark.

#4

LED Lightened Glow Chess Set

LumiSource SUP-LEDCHES-BW LED Lightened Glow Chess Set, Blue/White

5 of 5 Stars

5. ​​Chess Game Set Fine Glass - Travelling set

This chess set is remarkably small and firm.

This is the best set to carry if you must travel with a glass chess set. It can also be the perfect gift to friends and relatives. It's a small decorative chess set that will let visitors know there are grandmasters in the house.

However, this is not the ideal set for long gameplay. The pieces are too small and the 8" X 8" board looks crowded. You'll have to squint your eyes with every move - a recipe for headaches.


It comes with 32 pieces, 16 are made of clear glass and the remaining 16 are made of frosted glass.

#5

Chess Game Set Fine Glass( 8 x 8)

​​Crafted of quality glass material, set includes 32 chess pieces and beveled glass board

5 of 5 Stars

6. ​​Avant-Garde Black Frosted Glass Chess Set With Mirror Board

This chess set has the looks.

The whole set is firm, complete, and classy. Its creators didn't go overboard with the design. It's traditional yet modern - Another timeless masterpiece.

Everything is made from strong durable glass. The 15" X 15" mirrored board is covered by alternating 1 ⅝" squares. On top of it are the 32 chess pieces, 16 are dark black and the rest are frosty.

The classy chess set to have at home for decorative purposes and as a training ground to sharpen your skills before the big day.

Deciding on the best Glass Chess Set - 2020 Buyer's Guide

Regret is the last thing you'd want to go through after buying your chess set. These sets are expensive and buying one glassware after the other will lean heavily on your wallet.

The market isn't helping because there are a lot of vendors marketing their sets. This guide will help you choose the best glass chess set for YOU.

Design and theme

Are you the kind that loves the traditional setting or prefers modern times? Do you love plain chess sets or prefer sets with specific themes behind them? By the end of the day, your chess set has to look good and match your personality.

A lot is told by a man's favorite chess set.

If you are old-school grandmaster, you need something that resembles the first chess set that introduced you to the game of kings - Traditional but classy. Don't waste your time on designer sets but instead, go for traditional glass chess sets.

If you're more into designs and themes, it would be wise to go for 3D themed or special effects chess sets. Something out of the ordinary, like the chess set with led lights or maybe the dragon-themed set that sends chills down your spine.

Purpose

Many of these chess sets end up as decorative pieces in living rooms or studies with the occasional gameplay. We advise against buying a glass chess set if you plan on using it for everyday gameplay. Glass is brittle and might break as you travel with your chess set.

However, some insist on traveling with their prized glass chess set. For this reason, you need a small chess set of about 8" X 8". It's very small but it will help pass time if you are bored and on the move.

Price

Your budget puts the limit on the chess sets you can buy. Glass chess sets are generally expensive so you'll need to have a reasonable budget. Yes, some sets are very kind to the pocket but to be honest, they look cheap and lack class.

Usage

Glass chess sets are built to sit and look pretty not for active gameplay. Sure, it's fine to sit at your prized collection as you prepare for the tournament but it shouldn't be more than that.

Don't buy this chess set as a gift to your young kids who are still clumsy and can easily shatter the board or chess pieces. It's dangerous because the shattered glass can hurt them. Glass chess sets are strictly for adult use.

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