The Chess Store has the largest selection of chess boards in the world from all of the major chess board manufacturers including our own exclusive line of custom chess boards. From vinyl rollup chess boards commonly used by chess clubs and at tournaments to the most elegant wood chess boards, you will find the perfect board for your chess set.
Choosing the right and best chess board for a chess set is extremely important, and it ususally starts with the chess set you plan on putting on the chess board. It's pretty much common sense, the most important factor in choosing the right chess board is one that properly fits the chess pieces you are putting on it. Then, it's a matter of selecting the best color and material for the chess pieces.
A wood chess board is by far the most popular for wood chess pieces and it's also a good choice for some metal and theme chess sets. When putting wood chess pieces and a wood chess board together there are two thoughs, either created a nice contrast between the pieces and board or match the colors as closely as possible. Most players will tend to prefer a contrast because it makes the pieces easier to see against the background colors of the board. But matching colors can create a very elegant effect which is especially desireable when you will be displaying or leaving a chess set out.