We plan to buy a garden chess set for outside at our work facility. It should be mobile which means we don’t plan to build a chess board with stones on the ground.

What is a good garden chess set (and board)

  • which is durable and robust, and
  • which is not too lightweight (when there is some wind)?
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    Not an answer, but try googling "giant chess". You needn't lug 64 paving-slabs each time you want to move the board -- you can buy giant plastic boards that roll up. With the really giant sets, each piece has a hollow base and a top you can take off so that you can pour in sand or water to weight the thing down.
    – Rosie F
    May 13 at 4:02

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This could be an option, the board itself is foldable, but its larger than your standard chess board


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This is also fine, although it is massive and extremely expensive


You can look for more boards online by searching "giant chess" or "garden chess set"

  • Looking at the first one, I just wonder if a board made up by 64 square which you attach together are not better. Since the surface might be more even
    – ee2Dev
    May 14 at 7:07

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