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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible quality My child begged for this small chess set for an upcoming trip. The first time we opened it, two of the small legs that support the board broke off. Then two of the chess pieces lost their magnets (though quite honestly the magnets weren't terribly strong which kind of defeats the purpose of this set). Lastly, the clasp that opens and closes the board sticks so much that you routinely have to (gingerly, since it's plastic) pry it open with quite a bit of force. Basically, this chess set was so frustrating that it had my child in tears. Please, REI, find a higher quality travel magnetic chess set!
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from YOU NEED THIS I bought this little set in-store so I could play my girlfriend while we were camping and had nothing better to do than pass the time. Now I love chess, but this chess set is great. it comes with a nice little stuff sack too which should help protect the board against scratches over its lifespan. I haven't had any issues with losing pieces, having magnets fall out, or anything else. It's a nice small package and I am happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camping game! I purchased this chess game for our trips. It's a good size, not too small, just right for travel. I would definitely recommend this product. .
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chess Not so "Board" Awesome "take it anywhere with you" type of game especially for camping and backpacking trips. The magnetic top and pieces rock.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great kit to keep kids (and adults) entertained I just bought this on a whim while in REI. My son is learning how to play chess and I know how to play from the past. This is a nice travel set. The board is a good size for travel and the magnets are pretty good. It packs down to next to nothing with all the pieces storing on the inside. The stuff sack is nice. 2 ways to improve the set: 1) if the border was magnetized for all captured pieces so that all the pieces are contained 2) mesh stuff sack for the pieces instead of the plastic bags that, while are good quality plastic, will break over time.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a good Mobile chessboard Me and my friend played a nice game of chess while on my first canpout with the Boy Scouts.it is a very durable chessset.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great in the car for kids. Great to have for traveling but carry super glue with you because the magnets fall out.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel Recommended y a family member whose kids have this game.
Date published: 2018-01-18
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