This travel chess set is both useful and elegant. The wooden box, with the board built into the top, is the perfect size for traveling. The playing surface, formed from contrasting squares of light and dark wood, and the wooden pieces are cleverly magnetized to ensure that the game won't be disrupted by minor movements when you play on the move. A quality product, hand crafted in India, this is beautifully finished, with rounded corners and elegant simple lines. When not in use, the pieces are safely stored in the pull out drawer. Green baize on the base protects any surface the set rests on. Wherever your journey takes you, this is a perfect take-along item for any traveler.