Tournament-style, hand-carved wooden set, easy to carry and transport. Play chess online but on a real board with anyone in the world!
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: in the real world or online, on your favorite chess servers.
Created by active chess players, iChessOne was designed true to the world of professional chess. It follows all of the FIDE standards and looks like a beautiful tournament board. When not used, the diodes are not visible, being subtly hidden inside, under the wood, along with all the electronics.
Play anytime, anywhere due to our patent pending, foldable, electronic construction, perfect for trips and outdoors.
Play your way thanks to the integration with the biggest chess servers such as lichess.org or chess.com.
Upgrade your skills in the spirit of pro-chess with FIDE-tournament-standard pieces design and board size.
Touch the traditional European chess craftsmanship through hand-carved wooden pieces and boards.
We see chessboards primarily as tools to play chess, not to decorate your house. Modern or extravagant designs may look fancy, but are they really usable?
We carve our pieces in the classic Staunton style and make boards in the standard size, both approved by the International Chess Federation. True to the standards you will find at every professional tournament. That’s why our sets are perfect for pros and aspiring players, for whom visual habits matter, but also for amateurs, who want to feel the spirit of the professional chess world!
Our sets are handmade in Europe out of Beech, Sycamore and Mahogany wood and felt finishing. Interior storage space was thoughtfully designed to fit not only the main 32 pieces, but also two extra Queens, along with an elegant wooden phone stand. We add a pen and an extensive Scorebook, for those who follow the traditional ways.
iChessOne comes with an original, free application that allows you to play online while using a real board. The integrations we provide will allow you to use the most popular chess servers.
The App is available on iOS and Android.
The app connects to a board via low power consumption, wireless communication, and the board can be powered by any source (e.g. a power bank), thanks to the universal USB cable, ending with a magnetic 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 RFID 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 our 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 is the harmonious middle ground between the traditions of professional chess and demands of the modern world. Discover all advantages in the table below.
The biggest advantage is portability! Being the first of its kind to be both electronic and portable.
Good size, heavy pieces, design, possibility to play online, better than competitors!
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.
Genius combination of classical chess with online chess.
The portability - learning against real opponents on a real board, anywhere. This looks like a dream project, frankly.
I can record all the moves of a games to get insights of the gameplay and improve consistently.
The iChessOne being a full-size tournament board with real wooden pieces, and at the same time is portable and allows online play.
The multifunctionality and versatility to play online and OTB.
Playing online, while using a real board is a really great experience!
Electronics designer with over 12 years of experience. Completed many courses and trainings in programming and designing printed circuit boards. Polish representative in correspondence chess against Panama. Winner of contests for innovative projects.
Mechanics and electronics designer, 3D printing and CNC enthusiast. Has many years of experience in designing and implementing electronic devices. Winner of many awards in industry competitions.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Teacher and Head of the Laboratory Center. Contractor, experienced Project Manager, and Project Coordinator of many grants funded by i.e. NCBiR, NCN, or PARP.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.