Rated 2 out of 5 by MomofBoysandDogs Decent quality but disappointing
I bought this for my son to have at college. I wanted decent quality but didn't want to spend too much. I've never been disappointed with LLBean quality in the past so this seemed to be the perfect choice. While the quality of the wood and pieces were as expected the hinges were not. The hinges are cheaply made and does not allow the board to lie flat on the table while open. The board is raised in the middle with a gap at the seam. Unfortunately, I will be returning this.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarieD Compact, cute, tidy, and functional
Functional. Compact. Easy to store. Bags for storage of pieces and folding board keep it tidy. Good quality.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PopaJack Keeps Grandkids quiet!
Purchased as "extra" Christmas present for grandsons. High quality, well made.It keeps them busy for hours. This is one game that doesn't require batteries. Great!
January 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChrisMWe Great gift
Was looking for a game -toy for my 24 year old son. This Chess game was perfect along with easy storage for pieces and just folds in half.
January 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by birdonawire Great Fun!
I purchased this chess & checkers set for my husband for Christmas. It was very convenient to have two games in one that are family favorites - for us or guests to play when in the house. The pieces are rather small and uninteresting, but they serve the purpose of playing the game. It also folds up easily for storage and looks great on a bookshelf. Would look into purchasing again for other gifts.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PchyKeenGA Great Idea!!
I wish LLBean made a bookshelf Scrabble :-(
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanBuyer4Yrs Very nice quality compact chess/checker game
I bought this on a whim as a Christmas gift for my children that were asking (last minute) for a chess game.
It is clearly, almost proudly marked made in Taizhou China with a lot number on the inside edge of the board/box, not a surprise. The surprise is this game is nicely finished w/ a birch and mahogany wood playing surface, nice beveled edges, sturdy hinges and a hidden magnetic catch so it stays closed. The games pieces are a nice comfortable size and store in 3 handy canvas bags inside the lined interior when it closed. This is really a nice quality game that looks great and I think will last!
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by igpfish Great Gift
Good quality and perfect size
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cowboyvangogh Perfect fit, very well made,waterproof
Absolutely magnificant!!! Always wanted an old time classy checker/chess board, but they were always to big to put out and display the way I wanted to. This meets every expectation I was looking for. Now I have an old timey classic chess/checkers game I can proudly display without it getting in the way!!! worth every penny!!!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nlpp solid product
Grandson (age 6) was very happy with his "grown up" checker set. It is nice quality, price was reasonable and it came with bags to store the pieces. Very pleased
August 14, 2013