I’m not a fan of overpriced ornaments that don’t serve any real purpose. I’d rather spend a bit more on things that are both functional and good-looking. But there’s one exception to this rule for me – luxury chess sets.
I’ve been fascinated by these beautiful sets since I was a kid. I love the intricate designs and high-quality materials they’re made of. So, I finally caved and splurged on one for ~€450 in total. I didn’t have a lot of room, but I found the perfect compact set for ~€300 from thechessstore.com and a matching board for ~€150 from the Royal Chess Mall, and I don’t regret it one bit. It’s the only thing in my place that I bought just for its looks, and I love it.