The chess pieces are a comfortable, workable size. They are varnished wood, and look good, and they have thin, felt pads on the bottom of each piece.
There is also a felt pad on each of the four corners of the wooden base.
The board is almost 12inches x 12inches, but there is a small margin around, which means the playing area is only 10inches x 10inches. This makes for quite a compact game when all the chess pieces are on the board.
The drawers are handy for storing the pieces, but they slip out quite easily when transporting the board around. I am going to fit a tiny catch onto each drawer, to hold the drawer in place.
On the set I`ve bought, one of the drawers is a snug fit, but the other drawer is not quite flush.
We can live with that though.
The set also contains draught pieces, and instructions for playing.