Top positive review
Great build quality, slightly disappointing that it didn't go the last mile
9 May 2016
Have had some great times with this product already, and it certainly seems to be of quality - however, I found it to be missing finishing touches. In particular:
1. One of the pawns I received was unlike the others, with a groove on its head - there is no chessic significance to this, so I am going to assume it is an inconsistency
2. It'd be nice if they'd designed a hing that would allow the board to sit truly flat on a surface - even a hinge-less, assembly-like design would've worked
3. The bottoms of the pieces don't have magnets placed evenly - one of the knights I have is (albeit unnoticeably) slightly slanting towards one side
4. The magnets underneath the pieces don't have even ordering: My black pieces had magnets such that every alternating unit attracted each other - very handy while holding them in hand to while assembling them! The whites however, have their magnets placed as randomly as possible.