Finding the perfect chess set combination is not always the easiest thing to do. You want to create a set that is appealing to the eye as well as practical for playing the game. When you have either of the two required items, either the board or the pieces, and must match them to their mate then the job becomes a little more difficult. Of course if you are only going to be using the set for display then the chess set combination is not such a major factor relating to the actual play of the game. If you are going to be playing the game and you have the chess board but are searching for the right pieces then you need to consider the size of the board itself relative to the size of the pieces you will be purchasing. Also look at the materials that the board itself is made from and match that to the type of pieces. Chess set combinations can be anything that you want as long as the feel and play of the game is fluid. For example you don’t want to purchase pieces that are too big for the board itself this will only create problems during the play of the game. If you are searching for pieces that are tournament size then you need to ensure you get the correct sizing, also make sure that the board is capable of the same before you start making an impossible combination try to work. There are pieces in so many different materials available with intricate design patterns, all of which will alter the prices of the items. There will be inexpensive options on offer or the more expensive and higher quality designed chess pieces you just need to decide what is best for your needs. On the other hand if you have the chess pieces already and are searching for the board to create the perfect combination then you need to ensure that, as with the above, the squares on your new board are big enough to facilitate play with your existing chess pieces. As well as the type of board itself you want to make sure that the board will compliment your chess pieces and as there are so many different options available you need to ensure that you get the one that is right for you. As with the chess pieces, the boards come in a variety of different materials and again vary depending on the style and the quality of the board you choose. Your budget will be a big factor and this you need to have clear from the beginning otherwise you will find you get caught up in the beauty of the boards and the chess pieces in so much that your chess set combination becomes a drain on your pocket. Perhaps you have a friend or relative that you just can never think of what to buy for them? Then perhaps you are looking for a complete chess set combination as a gift for birthday or Christmas. Whatever the occasion the chess set is an excellent choice as even if they are not a player you can purchase a set based on the visual appeal rather than the playing attributes required. The best part about buying a combination as a gift is that there are a variety of options available. As you don’t have to match pieces to board so much then you can look at the novelty options on offer as well as the more traditional sets that are available. You will know yourself the person you are buying for and which kind of set is more likely to be the best option for them. Whatever the reason that you are searching chess set combinations whether it is to complete your set or if you are starting out from the beginning with no existing parts of the combo you will find that there are a multitude of options available. Have a budget in mind before you get started and perhaps a style. If you are buying for yourself having these factors in mind before hand will be much easier on your pocket. On the other hand, if you are buying for someone else then you can start with just the budget and see where you get to. You will be surprised at how many different chess set combinations are out there.