Portland Chess ShopQuadruple Weight Tournament Natural Chess Set
The quadruple weighted chessmen make this set worth the money as the combined weight of all the pieces you get from Portland Chess equals four pounds. They're constructed of heavy-duty polished and carved plastic, the queens have pointed crowns, and all of the pieces meet standard tournament size regulations. The vinyl mat comes in black and white with algebraic notations along the edges and it's made of thick stock that will prevent it from rolling or retracting once you lie it down on any surface. Unlike some other picks on the list, this set doesn't come with a carrying bag, but you do get a handy strategy guide that can teach you how to play the game with easy to follow instructions and illustrations to make the learning process easier. As a nice bonus, extra queens are also included.