Chess Board Size Guide - Violet Crown Chess

Chess Board Size Guide

In order to choose the best chess board square size for your chess pieces, you must first consider the height of the tallest piece and the diameter of the largest piece, which is often the King. You can't just look at the height or base diameter alone because taller pieces with a narrow base need space for your hand to move and conversely, short pieces with a wide base also require space. Ultimately it is personal preference how much space is right for you and your eye. Use the below chart for the recommended size. Remember these are guidelines so take them as suggestions.

 

 King Height
King Base
Square Size
2"
.75"
1" - 1.2"
2.5"
1"
1.2" - 1.5"
2.75"
1.25" 
1.5" - 1.75"
3"
1.375"
1.625" - 1.75"
3.25" 
1.5"
1.75" - 2"

3.5"

1.625"
1.875" - 2.125"

3.75"

1.625"
2" - 2.25"

4" 

1.75"
2.25" 2.375"

4.25"

1.75"
2.25" - 2.375"

4.4" 

2"
2.375" - 2.5"

4.5" 

2.25" 
2.5"

5"

2.375"
2.5" - 2.75"

6" 

2.5" 
2.75"

 

Looking for a tournament regulation size chess board?

Regulation chess boards have a square size of 2.25" or 55mm and fit chess pieces with a King height of 3.75" to 4.25" tall. We have the great selection of regulation boards to fit all playing needs. View our collection of chess boards.

Still need help deciding or have questions? Give us a call (512) 886-9536 or send us an email at hello@violetcrownchess.com

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