Custom Chess Sets
Is There a Market for Custom Chess Sets?
Despite the cries of elitists, the Staunton-style chess set is not the only one left in the world. In fact, many people buy highly unique sets, both for display and actual play. The trick to selling these custom chess sets is to understand the market.
A truly serious chess player will always play with a Staunton set because this is the type required by competitions. Therefore, it's smart to practice with this type so that all of the pieces are highly familiar. However, these chess players also tend to collect other types of sets for use as display items. In fact, many serious chess players are also highly into set collecting.
To reach this market, custom chess sets must be of very high quality. They are going to go on display, so they must have looks worthy of this purpose.