MegaChess is the largest maker and seller of giant outdoor chess sets in the world. We make a variety of giant chess sets in heights ranging from sets with a 7 inch tall King to sets with a 6 foot tall King. We make the sets in a variety of materials to suit different client needs. In all, we make more thn 60 different giant chess sets.

There are a couple of ways we can help you identify the right set for you.

  • You can take a three question quiz that will help narrow down which of our sets is right for your needs. This link will take you to the quiz.
  • If you perfer to research which set is best for you, this buyers guide can help you idenfy which of our sets will best serve your needs.
  • If you prefer to browse our sets and get a feel of our offerings and prices, you and hover over the word Giant Chess Sets in our main menu, and you'll be presented with a number of options that will identify the sets best suited for your needs.
  • You can watch this brief video to get an overview of why we make our chess sets in so many different materials.
  • Finely, you can call us at 855-634-2055, or chat with use online and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have!

No matter which option you choose, we're here to help you! 

Why Do We Make Giant Chess Sets In So Many Different Materials?

 

 

Each customer is looking for something different in a giant chess set. For some, it is simply a larger, table-top chess set than the traditional set. For others, its an outdoor chess set for their kids. Some are search for durable outdoor sets for their resort, and others are looking for elegent yard art.

This buying guide will help you identify the right giant chess set for you, based on your needs, budget, style, and geographic location.

How to Choose the Best Giant Chess Set in 2022

Have you ever seen a huge, larger than life chess set in a public park, at a backyard party, or perhaps even at a wedding? If you have, you no doubt remember the feeling of awe and wonder you got the first time that you saw one. There is something so exciting and enticing about oversized chess sets and outdoor chess sets that can’t really be explained, only experienced.

What a Difference a Giant Chess Set Makes

Giant chess sets are a lot different from regularly sized sets. While traditional chess sets are seen as a cerebral battleground between two minds dead set against each other, large outdoor chess sets offer a much more communal experience. When someone is playing on a life size chess board, pretty soon everyone wants to come over and get a piece of the action! Giant chess quickly becomes a team sport, with each side of the board calling out their advice for the next move, and everyone wanting to take a turn moving the giant chess pieces.

Buying Your Giant Chess Set

Now knowing how much fun can be had with a giant chess set, you may be rushing out to buy one right now. Not so fast – there are some things you’ll need to know before you can choose the best giant chess pieces for your situation. Here are some elements you’ll need to be aware of:

Size

Unsurprisingly, “giant” can mean different things to different people. Do you know exactly what size of giant chess set you need? There are many to choose from. How big of a set will fit in your space? These are all things you’ll need to know before choosing a set.

Material

How you plan to use your giant chess set will determine its materials just as much as your personal taste and style. There are also some sets that are for indoor use only, so you’ll need to be aware of that if you’re looking for an outdoor chess set. Make sure you know the benefits and drawbacks to each material before you commit!

Style

Giant chess pieces come in a variety of different styles and patterns. If you’re looking for a specific style set, it may limit your options in terms of material, size or cost. You’ll need to decide which category is most important to you and compromise on the others!

Price

The cost of your giant outdoor chess set will be partially determined by its size and the material, but there is a little bit of wiggle room. Work out your budget and stick to it!

Now that we’ve covered the basics, you’re ready to look at a few of the best giant chess sets on the market. After the reviews, we’ll go over what makes them so great in the Buyer’s Guide section and expand on the categories mentioned above.

The Line Of MegaChess Perfect Giant Chess Sets

MegaChess Original Plastic Giant Chess Sets

Why customers purchase Giant Plastic Chess Sets

  • Multiple Sizes – We make plastic chess sets with Kings that are 8”, 12”, 16”, 25”, 37” and 49” tall.
  • Durability – MegaChess makes pieces so durable you can drop them from a second-story roof and they will not suffer any damage. Our sets easily handle the extreme desert heats of the Middle East and the icy mountaintop ski resorts in the US and Europe.
  • Cost – Our plastic chess sets are our most affordable chess sets with pricing from $69.00 to $1,099.00
  • Guaranteed to maintain their color - The sets are colorfast with UV and anti-stain additives. That means that the sun and sticky hands will not discolor your beautiful, durable plastic chess set!
  • Weight – The pieces are lightweight and can easily be handled by kids or all ages. The plastic sets have a compartment that allows you to add additional weight to the pieces if you are in a high wind environment or prefer a heavier chess piece. 90%+ of our customers believe the weight of the chess pieces is perfect right out of the box!
  • Colors - Available in black and white for indoor and outdoor use and in red for use indoors.

Why some customers purchase Giant Chess Sets made from other materials

  • Some customers want to invest in a giant chess set that has more striking details.
  • Some customers want custom colors. Due to the anti-stain properties of the plastic chess sets and the properties of HDPE plastic, paint does not adhere to the plastic chess sets.

MegaChess Perfect Giant Chess Sets

Why customers purchase MegaChess Perfect Giant Chess Sets

  • Multiple Sizes – We make perfect chess sets with Kings that are 26”, 38” and 48” tall.
  • Durability – The MegaChess Perfect Giant Chess Set is the most durable giant chess set made in the world. It is a unique combination of LDPE Plastic and Resin. The sets carry a three-year warranty. Our sets easily handle the extreme desert heats of the Middle East and the icy mountaintop ski resorts in the US and Europe.
  • Attractiveness – The Perfect Giant Chess Set combines attractiveness and durability. The molds for the Perfect Sets were cast from our teak giant chess sets - generally thought to be the most attractive giant chess sets made.
  • Guaranteed to maintain their color - The sets are colorfast with UV and anti-stain additives. That means that the sun and sticky hands will not discolor your beautiful, durable chess set!
  • Weight – The walls of the pieces are much thicker and heavier than our plastic giant chess set and can easily be handled by kids of all ages. !
  • Colors - Available in black and white. We can customize your Perfect Giant Chess Set with LED Lights to make them green, red, or blue.

Why some customers purchase Giant Chess Sets made from other materials

  • Some customers want a less expensive giant chess set. They can get the same durability in our Giant Plastic Chess Set. The less expensive sets have far less detail to the pieces.
  • Some customers want custom colors. Due to the anti-stain properties of the perfect chess sets paint does not adhere to the perfect chess sets.

Despite being so highly sought-after, this set is extremely affordable as giant chess sets go. These pieces are ideal for an 8-12 foot chess board. Since only the chess pieces are included here, we do recommend adding on a giant chess board for the best playing experience. The kings in this set are 26 inches tall, and the pieces range down to a height of 12 inches for the pawns. The bases range from 10 to 7 inches and are proportionate to the heights of each piece. Each of these giant chess pieces is formed out of a single piece of plastic, so no assembly is required. The pieces are shipped by FedEx Ground and arrive in 4 separate shipments. Shipping is free in the United States and discounted global shipping is available.

 

MegaChess Giant LED Light-Up Chess Sets

Ignite your most exciting chess match yet with a giant light up chess set from MegaChess. Since so many people love to play chess in the refreshing outdoor air, we felt it was only fair to create a giant lighted LED chess set collection that will keep your games going deep into the night! From a humongous 48 inch giant glow in the dark chess set to a versatile 25 inch glowing chess set that works just as well in the daytime, this huge illuminated chess collection provides a perfect option for every player. So if you’re ready to defeat darkness and ignite your imagination, order your giant light up chess sets today!

Why do we make three options for each of our Giant LED Chess Sets?
MegaChess customizes four or our giant chess sets to light up at night. Our four Giant Chess Sets are;
  • MegaChess 25 Inch Plastic LED Giant Chess Set
  • MegaChess 26 Inch Perfect LED Giant Chess Set
  • MegaChess 38 Inch Perfect LED Giant Chess Set
  • MegaChess 48 Inch Perfect LED Giant Chess Set

Within each of the four Giant LED Chess Set models, we make three options of each Giant LED Chess Set. With our chess sets, only the white chess pieces are translucent and allow the bright LED colors to glow through the chess pieces. The black chess pieces are opaque and prevent light from glowing through the pieces.

With our Giant LED Chess Sets you can choose the white sides of the chess set to glow red, blue, green, or bright white.

Option #1 - Day and Night Value Set -  During the day this looks like a regular black and white chess set but at night with the simple click of a button the white side will light up the night in brilliant colors!  We offer this option as an affordable value for our customers who want an led chess set for night time play but would also like to use this set during the day. 

Option 2 - Night Time Only Set - With this set, you will receive two white sides that light up in two different colors of your choice.  We offer this option for our customers who want to make a bold statement at night and will not need the set during the day.  Playing with this set during the day will be difficult because without the lights turned on you will have all white pieces.

Option 3- Day and Night Deluxe Set - This set combines options 1 and 2.  With this set, you will receive 2 white sides and a black side.  By day you will have a classic black and white chess set.  At night put those black pieces away for a second led side. We offer this option for our customers who want to both make a statement at night but would also like to be able to use the pieces during the day.

Feel free to reach out to us at 855-634-2055 or email us at info@megachess.com if you have any additional questions.

MegaChess Teak Giant Chess Sets

Why customers purchase Giant Teak Chess Sets

  • Multiple Sizes – We make plastic chess sets with Kings that are 8”, 12”, 16”, 24”, 36” and 48” tall.
  • Beauty – Our teak chess sets are hand-carved and have incredible details. These are works of art.
  • Style – The giant teak chess sets are made in the traditional Staunton style, the contemporary looking geometric style, and a timeless Medieval style.
  • Color – the light side of the chess set is a medium brown stain. You can see both the brilliant color of the wood and the fine details of the wood’s grain. The dark side is a dark brown stain that is translucent. You can see the wood's grain but not it’s color.
  • Weight – these sets are made from solid teak and they are very solid heavyweight chess pieces.

Why some customers purchase Giant Chess Sets made from other materials

  • Cost – Our teak chess sets are more expensive than sets made from other materials. But the beauty of these sets more than justifies the price.
  • Maintenance – Teak is a hardwood that contains oils that protect the sets from insects. As a natural wood, teak requires annual maintenance to maintain its brilliant colors.

 

MegaChess Fiberglass Giant Chess Sets

Why customers purchase Giant Fiberglass Chess Sets

  • Multiple Sizes – We make plastic chess sets with Kings that are 24”, 36”, 48” and 72” tall.
  • Beauty – Our fiberglass chess sets are made from hand-carved molds and each giant chess piece has incredible details. These are works of art. Take a look at the detailed photos of each piece in the set to appreciate the beauty of this set.
  • Custom Colors – Our standard colors are black and white. However, 60% of our chess sets have at least one custom color change. We can make your chess set any color you choose!
  • Maintenance-free – While our teak sets require annual maintenance to maintain their beauty, the fiberglass set needs nothing more than to be whipped clean of normal outdoor dust.
  • Style – The giant fiberglass chess sets are made in the traditional Staunton style and a timeless Medieval style.

Why some customers purchase Giant Chess Sets made from other materials

  • Cost – Our fiberglass chess sets are more expensive than sets made from some other materials. But the beauty of these sets more than justifies the price.
  • Durability – The fine detail in this set is less durable than our plastic chess sets. Normal chess activity is no problem, but these pieces should not be dropped and definitely not thrown. Think about these chess sets as you would think about dishware. You expect your summer plastic dishware to be able to survive being dropped on your patio. If you choose to use you fine, detailed china outdoors, normal use is no problem, but you don’t expect it to survive being dropped.

Other Giant Chess Sets

  • Acrylic Chess Sets – our acrylic chess sets are two-dimensional sets that can be used on walls or as a translucent, contemporary style giant chess set.
  • Tiki Chess Set – Have you seen these chess sets? You want to talk about a set that just plain loots fun!
  • Teddy Bear Chess Set – Looking for a 12” tall chess set for kids? Look no further.
  • Birch and Rubber Tree Chess Sets – Our Birch Chess Set is a Napoleon Style Chess Set that includes a clamshell-style folding chessboard. Our Rubber Tree Giant Chess Set is a 7” tall, affordable, machine-made chess set.

 

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