iChessOne: First Foldable Electronic Chessboard | Made of Wood

Portable, tournament-style, hand-carved set. Play chess online, offline with AI on a real board!

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Chess tradition adapted for modern times

iChessOne combines the beauty of chess craftsmanship with a touch of modern technology. Carved out of real wood according to an original, patent pending construction, it can boast of being the first foldable electronic chessboard in the world! The compact, portable form allows you to effortlessly take it with you everywhere, and to play however you like: face-to-face, with AI or online, on your favorite chess servers.

Created by active chess players, iChessOne embraces both the world of professional chess and the passion of casual enthusiasts. While it adheres to the prestigious FIDE standards and mirrors the elegance of a tournament board, its intuitive design welcomes players of all levels. When not in use, the subtle diodes remain hidden inside, seamlessly blending with the wood, ensuring a natural feel complemented by the integrated electronics.


A marriage of traditional chessboard craftsmanship with modern tech; elegantly foldable, featuring discreet electronics & interactive LEDs.

Seamlessly integrates with a dedicated iOS/Android app; play live, online, or hone skills against a versatile AI with move guidance.

World’s first foldable electronic chessboard; unique wireless data transmission, with full pieces recognition.

Crafted in tournament size & Staunton style; comes with longevity-focused upgrades like a durable battery, USB-C port, and special inserts.

True Chess, Beyond the Surface

We see chessboards primarily as tools to play chess, not to decorate your house. Modern or extravagant designs may look fancy but often compromise on practicality.

iChessOne stays loyal to tradition, featuring pieces carved in the classic Staunton style and a board crafted to the standard size - both approved by the International Chess Federation. True to the standards seen at every professional tournament, this set is perfect not only for pros and aspiring players for whom visual habits are crucial, but also for seasoned players wanting to immerse themselves in the spirit of the professional chess world.

iChessOne sets are handmade in Europe from Beech, Sycamore, and Mahogany wood with felt finishing. Interior storage space was thoughtfully designed to fit not only the main 32 pieces, but also two extra Queens. Included is an elegant wooden phone stand, and a pen for enthusiasts who follow the traditional ways.

Free app & integrations

iChessOne dedicated, free app allows players to play online, engage with advanced AI, conduct in-depth game analysis, and enjoy classical over-the-board sessions. Beyond the official app, the open API offers integration into third-party GUIs and apps, ensuring adaptability in the broader chess ecosystem.

The iChessOne app is available on iOS and Android.

The app connects to the board via low power consumption, wireless communication. The board features a built-in battery that lasts for several hours of play. It also has a discrete on/off switch and an out-of-play signalization to remind you to turn it off when not in use. While the board can be powered by any source, it comes with a standard USB-C connector.

Subtle light indicators will let you know when to start and where to move the opponent's pieces, as well as inform you about incorrect movements due to the full pieces recognition.

No matter if you play online or offline (both players on one chessboard), iChessOne remembers all of your matches via internal memory and exports them into the App. There, you can use a software for game analysis to upgrade your strategies, or if you prefer, you can generate a PGN file (Portable Game Notification) to analyze it in any other chess program.

iChessOne vs. Others

iChessOne is the harmonious middle ground between the traditions of professional chess and demands of the modern world. Discover all advantages in the table below.


  • Portable - dedicated contactless data transmitters enable seamless interaction between the two board halves.
  • Light Indicators - strategically placed LEDs guide your gameplay, indicating starts, moves, and highlighting incorrect moves.
  • Full Pieces Recognition - intelligent sensors guarantee precise piece tracking.
  • Bluetooth LE - efficient and wireless connection between the board and the app.
  • Classic Wooden Chessboard - marrying tradition with innovation, this foldable board integrates the charm of wood with advanced electronics.
  • Tournament size - equipped with classic Staunton pieces that align with standards set by the International Chess Federation.
  • USB-C Connector - a universal connector offering flexibility in power sources, compatible even with power banks.
  • Dedicated App - integrates with renowned chess platforms like lichess.org, and facilitates detailed game analyses.
  • Built-in battery - designed for long-lasting gameplay sessions.
  • Multifunction On/Off Switch - a versatile switch enabling easy board activation, Bluetooth device pairing, and other essential functions.
  • Status Indicator Light - an intuitive light that keeps you informed about board activity.
  • Open API - ensures compatibility and integration with a variety of external applications, expanding your chess-playing horizons.
  • All in One - the board houses everything you need: 34 pieces (with two extra queens), a USB cable, a mobile phone stand and a pen are inside the chessboard, which makes it an elegant, wooden case that is easy to transport.

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Paul Uebbing

The biggest advantage is portability! Being the first of its kind to be both electronic and portable.

Denny Street

Good size, heavy pieces, design, possibility to play online, better than competitors!

Branko, 30

This is the device that is uniquely suited to the needs of OTB chess practice. Having learned chess myself and only played online, my OTB level is lower than my actual ability as it is very difficult to get regular OTB practice, and I have wanted something like this for years.

Bartłomiej Wieczorek

Genius combination of classical chess with online chess.

James Booth

The portability - learning against real opponents on a real board, anywhere. This looks like a dream project, frankly.

Peter Fonaseka

I can record all the moves of a games to get insights of the gameplay and improve consistently.

Tomasz Kaleniak

The iChessOne being a full-size tournament board with real wooden pieces, and at the same time is portable and allows online play.

Daniel Covas

The multifunctionality and versatility to play online and OTB.

Raul Rodriguez

Playing online, while using a real board is a really great experience!

Janusz Lisowski

A big chess enthusiast, Engineer and project manager with over 12 years of experience in the electronic industry. Patent author, a specialist in embeded software developmet and PCB design. The winner of contests for innovative projects (e.g. Young Innovators Copetition). Polish representative in corresponding chess match against the Philippines and the Netherlands.

Lech Bakalarz

Engineer, mechanics and electronics designer with a visionary approach, combining a business mindset with scientific sense. An expert in new technologies specializing in CNC and 3D printing. Highly experienced in designing and implementing electronic devices such as radio-triggered brakers for children's bicycles and UV lamp controllers for sterilizing room air. The winner of numerous awards in industry competitions (e.g. focused on innovation).

Kinga Huminska-Lisowska

An experienced project manager and project coordinator with PhD in health sciences from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Head of the Laboratory Center and Lecturer at Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport. Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in academia and industry in Poland. R&D team leader, working with world-class experts and experimenters.

Do the pieces have built-in batteries ?

No, the pieces do not have batteries, because they don’t need them. The signal is transmitted wirelessly, similarly to contactless payments via credit cards.

How heavy is the whole iChessOne set?

The entire iChessOne set, including the chessboard, 34 pieces, a USB cable, a mobile phone stand and a pen weighs ~2.5 kg. Remember, there may be differences in weight as each set is made of natural wood :)

Does the chessboard remember the games played?

Yes! All the games you play are remembered and you can access them from the application level. You can come back to them, analyze, and generate a PGN any time you want.

How is it possible that the chessboard is electronic, but the LEDs are not visible?

You cannot see the LEDs when they are turned OFF, because they are hidden under a thin surface of the wood. For this purpose, we precisely milled the blind holes, which allowed us to maintain an unchanged appearance of a classical wooden chessboard, while ensuring the transmission of LED lights and their visibility also in bright sunlight.

Timeless Staunton 5 - EARLY BIRD

iChessOne Smart Chessboard
32 Timeless Staunton 5 Wooden Pieces + Two Extra Queens
1m USB-C Cable
Mobile Phone Stand
Cotton Bag

American Classic Staunton - EARLY BIRD

iChessOne Smart Chessboard
32 American Staunton 3,75” Wooden Pieces + Two Extra Queens
1m USB-C Cable
Mobile Phone Stand
Cotton Bag

Mixed Staunton

2x iChessOne Smart Chessboard
32 Timeless Staunton 5 Wooden Pieces + Two Extra Queens
32 American Staunton 3,75” Wooden Pieces + Two Extra Queens
2x 1m USB-C Cable
2x Mobile Phone Stand
2x Cotton Bag
2x Pen

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