Chess-boards.com aim is to popularise and propagate chess by finding, collecting, describing, and publishing the data about both the most exquisite, extraordinary but also hardly known or more pop-culture oriented chess boards and sets – all in one place.
This website is made for all chess maniacs who would like to find out what type of chess boards are there. We keep searching online to find and present the most interesting chess boards that exist.
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What is a Chess Board?
A chess board is the type of game board used for the game of chess. A chessboard is usually square in shape, with an alternating pattern of squares in two colours. Traditionally wooden boards are made of unstained light and dark brown woods. To reduce cost, many boards are made with veneers of more expensive woods glued to an inner piece of plywood or chipboard. A variety of colours combinations are used for plastic, vinyl, and silicone boards. Common dark-light combinations are black and white, as well as brown, green or blue with buff or cream. Materials vary widely; while wooden boards are generally used in high-level games; vinyl, plastic, and cardboard are common for less important tournaments and matches and for home use. Decorative glass and marble boards are rarely permitted for games conducted by national or international chess federations. When they are permitted, they must meet various criteria (see the text on FIDE regulations below)