- VERY POPULAR SET: While the 8-Inch Plastic Giant Chess Set is 3 times larger than most chess sets, this very popular set is slightly smaller than our giant chess sets. Includes 16 black and 16 white pieces that range in height from an 8-inch king to a 6-inch tall pawn. High quality indoor/outdoor set. The vinyl chess mat with 6-inch squares is an economical board that is terrific if you need to take down the set after use. 24 black and red 3-inch large checkers.
- HIGHLY DURABLE CHESS PIECE AND CHECKERS: These jumbo plastic chess sets are displayed all over the world, in various climates and environments. They can stay outdoors for extended periods without maintenance, staining, or fading, making them a great addition to any lawn, backyard, or garden. They are waterproof, resistant to UV rays, and will retain their huge shape and color regardless of weather.
- THIS IS A HUGE TABLETOP CHESS SET: MegaChess makes giant chess sets that are 8, 12, 16, 25, 37 and 49 inches tall. This set is our smallest giant plastic chess sets and is designed for tabletop use. Standing between 8 and 4.5 inches tall, these large chess pieces are beautifully detailed and light enough for even the youngest players to move easily. This set comes with a vinyl chess board that is designed for indoor use but is frequently used outdoors in beautiful weather.
- COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL: The set is very portable. This large-size yard chess set can be displayed anywhere - big open floors, backyards, parties, campgrounds, shopping malls, schools, university and corporate campuses, cruise ships, local parks, museums - for groups of people to enjoy the complex and entertaining strategy implementation in a game of chess. Chess can become a communal experience and bring together family and friends when played out in the open on a lifesize set.
- HANDCRAFTED PIECES: Since 2002, MegaChesss Chess Sets, Chess Boards, Checkers, and other accessories have been manufactured to the highest quality standards. MegaChess makes Teak, Resin, Fiberglass, Plaster, and Plastic Chess Sets. At manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Indonesia, and China, artisans handcraft each piece with special care and meticulous detail.
Although an 8" Chess Set is as small as MegaChess makes Chess Sets, it is still much larger than most chess sets. This is the right set is you have the curiosity of owning a big chess set, but want something that is affordable and easy to carry. This MegaChess set comes with an attractive storage box with a carry strap, and a cloth chessboard.
The plastic MegaChess pieces are made of rugged, waterproof, and UV-resistant injection-molded, hollow plastic. Light enough to take on any outing, you can count on people (especially kids) to walk up and make friends!
And yes, you can weight these pieces! Find the hole in the base as a soft spot in felt. Poke a hole in felt with a pencil. Fill with fine sand. Enlarge hole with a drill if in hurry. Drip household glue in the hole. Let glue-sand mix dry to form hole plug.
Enjoy the MegaChess indoor/outdoor Plastic Chess Set with an 8" King on the back lawn or in the family room. This set is very popular with our campground, hotel, resort and family customers.
Specifications for the MegaChess Plastic Chess Set with an 8" King and Checkers:
- King - 2 pieces - 8.25" tall with 3.75" base - weight 5.75 oz.
- Queen - 2 pieces - 7.25" tall with 3.75" base - weight 4.5 oz.
- Bishop - 4 pieces - 6" tall with 3.25" base - weight 3.5 oz.
- Knight - 4 pieces - 6" tall with 3.25" base - weight 5 oz.
- Rook - 4 pieces - 4.5" tall with 3" base - weight 2.75 oz.
- Pawn - 16 pieces - 4.5" tall with 2.75" base - weight 2 oz.
- Red Checkers - 12 pieces - .75" tall with 3" diameter - weight .5 oz.
- Black Checkers - 12 pieces - .75" tall with 3" diameter - weight .5 oz.
- Vinyl Chess Board with 4" Squares - 36" x 36" - 6 oz.
Total 59 pieces - weight 10 pounds