Magnetic chess games are a truly innovative idea. They use magnetic fields to ensure the pieces of chess on board during the game, ensuring that the pieces will not move. Magnetic chess games are perfect for travelers and anyone who wants to play on the fly. Since the parts and the board are magnetic, people are able to use these sets in moving vehicles or during plane flights. Sometimes the magnetic fields are so strong that people can turn the table down and the pieces will not fall or change.
Magnetic chess games come in a variety of sizes. Some of them are as small as a checkbook, while others have tables that measure a square foot. Any size is good for trips, even square foot models are still very small for standard chess sets. Another feature of magnetic chess systems is that most of them allow the pieces to be stored inside the board. The chess board opens to its full size during the game, but often has a large storage compartment between the two halves to save the pieces when they are not used. Most of the sets also have hinges and closures to secure the card and keep it closed when the pieces are contained inside.
There is a wide variety of pieces used with magnetic chess systems. Some of the smaller sets have plastic boards with small pieces of plastic in two dimensions. These pieces have an image of what they are on top. For example, the horseman would offer a horse image. These are usually the smallest magnetic chess games available. Other games of magnetic chess are made with high quality wooden pole or boom pieces. These sets have the same artistic aspect of high quality collectors' sets with the added functionality of the magnetic field, which makes them fantastic and can be appreciated. The boards of these sets are usually made of high quality wood as well.
Magnetic chess games are a unique and innovative way for people to play chess in movement.