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Giant Chess and Draughts

 

Giant Chess and Draughts

A "larger than life" chess or draughts set will attract crowds and bring a new dimension to any recreation area or garden. Giant chess is eye-catching but is also designed to be played.

Garden Giant chess is brilliant for garden parties or for two 'Grand Masters' who want to sit in the sun with a glass of wine and have the kids move the pieces for them whilst teaching them the game!

See also: Comparison of Giant Chess Pieces.

 

Giant Chess & Draughts

Our largest sets of giant Chess and Draughts pieces for boards from 3m - 4.5m. The King is about 2 feet (60cm) high but can be increased to 4 feet high with our extender sets! Compare various sizes and styles of Giant Chess sets with our Giant Chess Comparison page.The plastic pieces are made from a very strong and durable PVC material that is UV protected and completely waterproof.

 
 
 
 
 

Mini-Giant / Garden Chess & Draughts

These are not quite so Giant but still much larger than a normal set. The Mini-Giant Chess King is about 1 foot high. Boards are typically 1.5m - 2.5m square.

 
 

The Origin of Giant Chess


Chess has come a long way since the invention of the 4 player game played with dice called Shaturanga. The elephants and boatmen are gone as are the dice that originally gave the game a random (and probably a gambling) element. Since it's introduction to Western Europe in the early 2nd millenia, people have been tinkering with the style and shape of the pieces and that continues to this day.

Although individuals had made large chess sets from stone, wood and marble in the past, it was the German manufacturer Rolly in the twentieth Century who first started to mass-produce the game in a giant form using sun-proof hollow plastic pieces. Other manufacturers such as Uber Games, Garden Games and Jaques have all attempted to produce their own versions of Giant Chess and the concept remains popular due to the visually impressive impact that any Giant Chess set induces.

You can learn more about the History of Chess from the Online Guide to Traditional Games.

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Special bags designed specifically for the storage of 2 feet high Giant Chess pieces. Makes storage and transport of Giant Chess much easier

Premium Giant Chess Set - Robust Garden Chess Pieces, 60cm King

Premium Giant Chess Set. High quality giant chess for outdoors, with a 60cm high King. Made from high quality, waterproof & weatherproof PVC.

Giant Chequerboards Giant Chessboards

Our range of giant chequerboards for giant chess and draughts. High quality weatherproof mats and lattice chessboards for giant fun in the garden!

Net Storage Bags for Giant Chess Pieces

Two large net bags for storing and transporting Giant Chess Pieces. The two bags should fit all the Giant Chess Pieces in.

Mega Premium Giant Chess set (90cm King, without board)

Mega Premium Giant Chess Set. High quality giant chess for outdoors, with a 90cm high King. Made from high quality, waterproof & weatherproof PVC.

Ultimate Premium Giant Chess Set (120cm King, without board)

Ultimate Premium Giant Chess Set. High quality giant chess for outdoors, with a 120cm high King. Made from high quality, waterproof & weatherproof PVC.

Rolly Mini-Giant Chess | Rolly Garden Chess - 30cm King

Rolly Mini Giant Chess, robust, good quality pieces made with thick plastic, no mat included, Lawn-friendly 150cm square Chequerboard available

Rolly Mini-Giant Draughts | Garden Draughts Set

Mini Giant Draughts from Rolly. Strong, durable UV protected waterproof PVC pieces. Lawn-friendly Chequerboard also available.

Garden Games Mini Giant Draughts | Garden Draughts Set

Mini Giant Draughts from Garden Games. Strong, durable UV protected waterproof PVC pieces. Includes thin plastic chequerboard sheet playing mat

Mini Giant Garden Chessboards - 1.5 metre

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Premium Garden Chess set | 30cm high king

Excellent quality, UV treated PVC garden Chess pieces with a King height of 30cm. Waterproof, hard-wearing & ideal for garden parties.

XL / Giant Chess Set with Wooden Pieces & Floor Mat | BS Toys

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