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Chess Sets For Children

Updated on July 7, 2014

Looking for a kids chess set?

This is where you'll find great chess games for kids. These kids chess sets are made to entertain children. The girls chess sets are girly and the boys chess sets are rough.

Chess sets for children are different from regular chess sets. Instead of boring boards and pieces, they're usually modeled after cartoon characters and movie characters. A kids chess set is just about guaranteed to keep your child happy for hours!

One side of the board has set-up instructions


Chess cards show how each piece is moved.















No Stress Chess

This kids chess set makes it easy to teach your children how to play chess. This chess set includes a two sided chess board (one side with set-up instructions and one without), 16 chess pieces and 56 action cards. Each card has a picture of a chess piece and directions on how to move it.

New chess players start learning at level one. Instead of choosing which piece to move, players draw a card and if they can, they move the piece the card tells them to. Once they've learned the basic moves, players can move on to the next learning step, level two. Now each player draws 3 cards and chooses their move from them. Level 3 kicks it up a notch by having the players draw 5 cards at a time. Once they've mastered how to choose their moves, they can advance to the final level. This is done by flipping the board over and playing without cards.



Girls Chess Sets


Bubble Gum Tournament Size Chess Set
Bubble Gum Tournament Size Chess Set

This is a simple girls chess set. At 20X20 inches, the pink and white chess board is tournament size. The pink and white chessmen stand up to 3 3/4 inches high.

 

34 Tournament Staunton plastic chessmen


Tournament sized pink and white roll-up vinyl chess board.

















This tournament chess set for girls will hold up to years of practice and play. The 19 3/4" pink & white roll-up board is made from sturdy vinyl. The Staunton chessmen are made of sturdy plastic and measure up to 3 3/4". The entire girls tournament chess set is stored in a pink canvas carry bag.

Tournament Chess Set with Pink Bag - 3.75 in. King Solid Plastic
Tournament Chess Set with Pink Bag - 3.75 in. King Solid Plastic

This tournament chess set for girls will hold up to years of practice and play. The 19 3/4" pink & white roll-up board is made from sturdy vinyl. The Staunton chessmen are made of sturdy plastic and measure up to 3 3/4". The entire girls tournament chess set is stored in a pink canvas carry bag.

 
Hello Kitty Chess Game
Hello Kitty Chess Game

This 30th Anniversary collectible chess set comes complete with 32 plastic chessmen modeled after Hello Kitty characters. The chessmen are stored in a collectible Hello Kitty tin box, which also doubles as the chess board when you flip it over.

 



Boys Chess Sets


Pirates of the Caribbean Chess - Chess Games For Kids

I've never met a boy who didn't want to play pirates. So imagine the fun they could have with a pirates chess set!

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set
Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

This inexpensive Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set includes a fold out board and 32 plastic chessmen molded to replicate the wizard chess pieces seen in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

 

Transformers Chess Set

This full colored chess board is the battlefield for the ultimate good vs evil war as Optimus Prime and the Autobots battle Megatron and the Decepticons. Each pewter-like chess piece is made to look like a transformer character, including Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Jazz, Bumblebee, Rachet, Megatron, Starscream, Blackout, and Bonecrusher.

Super Mario Chess

Just as it's been for years, Mario and his troop take on Browser and his troop in this colorful chess game. The chess pieces are hand painted and include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, 1-up mushroom, Bowser, Bowser jr, Birdo, Goomba, Hammer Bros, and Magikoopa. But the cutest things are the pawns. Mario's pawns are gold coins and Bowser's pawns are turtle shells.

Travel Chess Sets For Children


WE Games Folding Wood Chess Set - MAGNETIC - 11 inches
WE Games Folding Wood Chess Set - MAGNETIC - 11 inches

This walnut chess set folds into a storage case to hold the 32 wooden chess pieces. The magnets are so strong, you can actually turn the board upside down and the pieces won't fall off. So this is the perfect kids chess set for on-the-go play!

 

More Travel Chess Sets For Children

If you've ever lived through a long distance car ride with kids who don't want to touch each other, who have to "go" every 20 minutes, and who insist on knowing if we're there yet every half hour, then you know the importance of keeping distractions on hand. A travel chess set is a perfect on-the-go game.

Yellow Mountain Imports Travel Magnetic Chess Mini-Set
Yellow Mountain Imports Travel Magnetic Chess Mini-Set

This travel chess set features a plastic chess board that folds into a storage box that houses the mini 1" chessmen. The magnets are strong enough to keep the pieces on the board during car rides, but not so strong as to interfere with the game.

 
Westminster WMR pocket arcade chessmate- Electronic Chess Game
Westminster WMR pocket arcade chessmate- Electronic Chess Game

For those times when your child doesn't have an opponent to play against, this electronic chess game will keep him happy. With a tutor mode and 3 levels of difficulty, it's made for all chess players, from novice to master.

 
US Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set - by US Chess Federation
US Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set - by US Chess Federation

This travel chess set can be folded up to fit right into your pocket. The chess pieces are made with strong magnets so if you have to take a break from playing, you can leave the pieces on the board, fold it up and carry it with you until you're ready to resume your game.

 

Bid On Chess Sets For Children

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      glenbrook 4 years ago

      I think chess is awesome for kids. My 2nd grader is in an after school chess program and he loves it.

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      Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Great idea, always good to get them playing chess when they're young. Great for learning

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      Alana-r 4 years ago

      Wow, these are really cool, they are perfect for starting kids off with chess, it's a game you can play through your whole life. Great lens!

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      I especially like the pink chess sets for girls!

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Getting kids interested in chess is a wonderful favor to give them and if it takes you playing with a gimmick board then so be it. Great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've been trying to teach my kids chess. Thank you for putting together this lens.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      great picks, my son would love these, Blessed

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      the super mario chess is totally for my boys, well done on your selection, glad I stopped by.

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      Deb Bryan 5 years ago from Chico California

      I would love to have the pink and white chess set you have featured here. What an amazing collection of chess sets for children you have!!! Adorable and fabulous gift idea.

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      RomanaSwan 5 years ago

      I love the Alice in Wonderland set. Transformers set is also cute.

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I love the pictures and the different fonts!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These chess sets for children are really adorable! I never knew there were so many options.

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      These are nice chess sets for kids. They are attractive for them, featuring their favorite characters, making learning this intellect game all the more fun

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      Nice idea and selection.

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      GypsyOwl2 5 years ago

      Oh that Harry Potter Wizard Chess set is a delight! -- and I love the pink set for girls too!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These are beautiful Chess Sets for Children and playing Chess is so good for our minds

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      Chess sets for children are such a good idea. There is so much to be learned from playing chess.

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Great! I never knew there were so many Chess Sets for children! Great lens, and Blessed!

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      Children my foot ... I see half a dozen sets there that I would love to have! This is a wonderful collection of chess sets for children, and I can't think of a better thing to give a child that a game that will teach them how to think strategically. Excellent choices here!