The Best Disney Themed Chess Sets

Mouse Merch Reviews Mar 19, 2023
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Our Favorite Disney-Themed Chess Boards

Chess is venerated as one of history’s oldest games and is certainly among the classics. Originating in India in the 7th century, chess eventually migrated to Europe and became the game we know and love today.


And as any chess fan will tell you, one of the most fun parts of chess is the different types of boards and pieces that you can play with! Long gone are the days when the only way to play is on a traditional wooden chess set. Now chess sets come in all sorts of different makes, from luxury pewter pieces to cheaper plastic, and they come in a variety of different themes. You can now purchase a chess set that celebrates all of your different fandoms from favorite movie franchises to special occasions and even Disney attractions! 


So with hundreds of different chess sets on the market, we wanted to provide our list of the best Disney-themed chess boards! Also, if you like board games, you might also be interested in our list of great Disney board games!



The Best Chess Boards


For the Pixas Fan: Pixar Toy Story Collector Set

For the Mickey Mouse Fan: Mickey The True Original Chess Set 90th Anniversary

For the Marvel Fan: Marvel Collector's Chess Set

For the Star Wars Fan: Star Wars Pewter Chess Set by Royal Selangor

Honorable Mention: The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set


For the Pixas Fan: Pixar Toy Story Collector Set


Price: $117.86


The Toy Story Collector chess set looks truly amazing. When Pixar made their first movie in 1995, they were a little no-name studio who was pushing the limits of computer animation. But once Toy Story was released, Pixar studios became a household name who has created a new franchise beloved by generations of families. And this chess board features classic Toy Story characters, such as slinky dog acting as a bishop or the green aliens as little pawns, but also an array of new characters from the fourth movie. One thing we love about this set is that it shows Buzz and Jesse’s as well as Woody and Bo Beep’s romance. By making them the respective king and queen. Finally, one thing we love about this chess set is that each piece has a label on its stand so you can remember which character is which piece. 


For the Mickey Mouse Fan: Mickey The True Original Chess Set 90th Anniversary


Price: $99.99


If you are a fan of the mouse that started it all, then this is the chess board for you. Mickey Mouse first formally appeared in Steamboat Willie in 1928 and has given us over 90 years of pure fun, magic and entertainment. This chess board came out in 2018 to celebrate the huge anniversary. It is a beautiful chess board with great black and white pieces resembling Disney’s best original characters. The pieces include: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy, Pete and Goofy, Pluto and Figaro, and Chip and Dale. If you have a Mickey Mouse house, this is a must have to sit on out on your coffee table.  



For the Marvel Fan: Marvel Collector's Chess Set


Price: $109.95


This Marvel chess set comes from the same collector’s line as the Toy Story set, which means it’s made with the same great quality. However, it doesn’t feature Buzz and Woody. No, it features a fearsome villain crew versus the world’s favorite most favorite heroes. These pieces are uniquely and masterfully sculpted to look like their movie counterpart and they succeed. While this set really does look amazing, one slight challenge with it is that it uses different characters to be the same piece. For example both Loki and Ultron are rooks (coolest sentence ever?), which can make it a challenge to play. With that said, the pieces do include their chess piece on their base, making it easier to remember. 


For the Star Wars Fan: Star Wars Pewter Chess Set by Royal Selangor


Price: $2,100.00


While all the board are great quality, this one takes the cake for highest quality pieces and prettiest board. This Star Wars themed chess set is made with luxury pewter and the board is a stained that form a chess set that really wows on the table. The set is based on the original trilogy and, oh boy Pluto, it does it justice. Each piece has exquisite detail and it is clear that the force is with this chess board. Unfortunately, th pieces don’t have what role they are supposed to be on them like some others on this list, but at the price point this board is more for show than for play. 


Star Wars Pewter Chess Set by Royal Selangor Official shopDisney

Honorable Mention: The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set


Price: $99.99


The idea of a Haunted Mansion light-up chess set is just about the coolest merchandise idea Disney has ever come up with. First, a chess set based on a Disney ride is awesome, but to base it on such a classic attraction and include so many famous ghouls is all the better! Unfortunately, buyers complain that the light chord isn’t very long making the board’s light-up ability limited. Buyers also complained that they felt the plastic was a bit cheap for what you are paying. With that said, it’s still such a cool piece of Disney merchandise p, it might be worth having anyways! 

The Haunted Mansion Light-Up Chess Set Official shopDisney


We hope this has led you to find an awesome Disney chessboard! You should also check out our other list of great Disney board games for the next family game night or head over to shopDisney and see what else they have in stock!


Disclosure:  You can help our Disney obsession through affiliate links in this article, which can provide compensation to us at no cost to you if you decide to purchase.