3-in-1 Travel Magnetic Chess, Checkers, and Backgammon Set - 9.8"
Enjoy the classic games - chess, checkers and backgammon in one portable, durable and magnetic game set. Ideal for travel and everyday play!
- Portable 3-In-1 Set: Play chess, checkers, and backgammon wherever you go with this handy multi-game set; The double-sided board measures 9.8 x 9.8 x 1 inch (25 x 25 x 2.5 centimeters) when open
- Quality Magnetic Design: The magnetic features of the board and the playing pieces mean your game will stay put
- Complete Playing Pieces: Set comes with complete chess, checkers, and backgammon playing pieces. Queen piece measures 1.7 x 0.8 inch (4.4 x 1.8 centimeters); Each checker measures 0.6 x 0.3 inch (1.6 x 0.5 centimeter)
- Full Accessories: Includes doubling cube and 4 dice for backgammon game
- Entire set weighs 1.1lbs (0.5kg)
This seems like a fine product - well enough constructed and designed. Magnets work well.
Only issues I have are that (a) the chess set lacks extra queens, often needed when a pawn reaches opponent's back rank and is "promoted" to a queen, and (b) the backgammon has only 15 pieces, with no extras.
The BG pieces are small and fate is inevitably going to lose one for you, in which case the set becomes useless for BG games (well, I suppose one could go to the hardware store and get a washer to use in place of the lost one, but it won't have a magnet in it). In fairness, I'm not sure that other BG sets as a rule ever have any extra pieces (I'm a beginner at BG), but it seems like they should, especially on a portable set when the pieces are so small and so easily lost (and there is space for one more in the little case which holds them). However, at $16, I guess the risk is worth it.
But in chess you frequently need an extra queen and most sets come with one. So that could be an impediment. Hence I'm knocking off a star.
Product was great. Materials are durable and the overall feeling is very good. YMI was very responsive with my inquiries. I'll definitely enjoy this set for years to come. Highly recommended.
Good set and great customer service!