‘The Queen’s Gambit’ has chess boards selling out—but these sets are still available (and on major sale!)

These aesthetically-pleasing chess boards are up to 60 percent off — and definitely Beth Harmon approved

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Beth Harmon’s unmatched style and finesse in both fashion and the game of chess has left its mark on thousands of Netflix viewers since the limited series debuted earlier this year—and while some of us have been overhauling our wardrobe to match the chess prodigy’s effortless sixties mod style, others have been investing in their first chess board.

In fact, a lot of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ fans have been shopping for chess sets—according to a report in The New York Times, chess boards have been selling out with abandon over the last few weeks as shoppers channel their inner Beth Harmon and test their hand at the classic board game.

Hoping to score a chess board for yourself—or as a gift for an avid Harmon fan? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most elegant chess boards that are somehow still in stock… but act fast! Between Black Friday sales and the buzz around ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ these aesthetically-pleasing sets are sure to sell out quickly.

Looking for even more cool Black Friday deals to shop? We’ve been scouring the internet all week to ensure you get only the best, most exciting deals and offers over on our list of the best Black Friday home deals.

Umbra Wobble Chess Set | Was $250, now $199.95

Umbra Wobble Chess Set | Was $250, now $199.95

Possibly the coolest chess set on this list, the Wobble Chess Set by Umbra was made to be set up on the coffee table. Thanks to the unique rounded board, there’s no chance of your pieces flying off the table—even if you choose to leave it on display for weeks on end.

Umbra Buddy Chess Set | Was $130, now $91

Umbra Buddy Chess Set | Was $130, now $91

Currently on offer for just $91, this cheeky set by Umbra is a great option for beginner chess players who want a board to match their decor. The sleek set is crafted from zinc to foster a very clean, modern aesthetic.

Coolville Gray Chess Board Game | Was $450.95, now $159.99

Coolville Gray Chess Board Game | Was $450.95, now $159.99

Currently on offer for 65 percent off retail price, this monochromatic chess set is a serious steal—and will make a great affordable luxury gift for the more discerning chess players on your Christmas list.

Global Crafts Handmade White Chess Board Game | Was $95.99, now $79.99

Global Crafts Handmade White Chess Board Game | Was $95.99, now $79.99

A millennial pink chess set? Why not! Currently on sale for under $80, this one will make the perfect addition to your pastel decor without being too cutesy.

Holston Silver Chess Board Game | Was $179.99, now $155.99

Holston Silver Chess Board Game | Was $179.99, now $155.99

Looking to add a touch of glamour to your chess game? This silver mirrored set will make any game room look super sophisticated—not unlike Beth Harmon herself.

Kaitlyn McInnis
Kaitlyn McInnis


Kaitlyn is an experienced travel and lifestyle writer with a keen interest in interior decorating and home optimization. An avid traveler, she's currently splitting her time between her apartment in a century-old châteauesque building in Montreal and her cozy chalet in the woods (that she built with her own two hands... and many YouTube tutorials!). Her work has been published in Travel + Leisure, Tatler Asia, Forbes, Robb Report Singapore, and various other international publications.

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