Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection

This chess set is an astonishing recreation of the 'Final Challenge' chess set as seen in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.


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Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection
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Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (9)
  • Fun (8)
  • Can withstand use (7)
  • Interactive (6)
  • Nice layout (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (12)
  • Family (7)
  • Children (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gamer (4), Educator (4), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10), No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful and Timeless Collectors Item

Have little doubt, this product is BEAUTIFUL. And the size is IMPRESSIVE (when the box arrived, I was shocked at how big and heavy it was, and literally astounded when I opened...Read complete review

Have little doubt, this product is BEAUTIFUL. And the size is IMPRESSIVE (when the box arrived, I was shocked at how big and heavy it was, and literally astounded when I opened it up and saw the board and pieces). The detail is largely very precise, and very well crafted, even being a product manufactured in China (if that bothers anyone).The board itself has to be at least 15 pounds. The outside borders and legs (all covered in great details) feels like some sort of metal, and is undoubtedly where the majority of the weight lies. The actual checkered board is a plexiglass plate held in place by three wooden strips underneath the board. It has a faux marble print on it, covered in a high sheen. When looked at closely, you can see the pixelation of the print, and the thin borders between each rank and file, but starting just a few inches back, the pattern looks simply awesome.Now, the PIECES are where the most greatness of this product is. When I first saw the board, I was impressed. But when I opened up the protective box of the pieces and saw them, I couldn't help but say, "Oh WOW!" Ranging up to 5 1/2 inches tall, their size is SHOCKING (but great). Each piece is SO cool, and looks very much as each piece in chess SHOULD. Even with this being a themed set, it's not a case (like with Noble Collection's Lord of the Rings set) where the pieces are styled after characters, and therefor difficult to remember what is what. In this set, the knight looks like a knight (perhaps one of the coolest pieces at that), the rook looks like a rook, the bishop looks like a bishop. This is what makes the set truly timeless. The pieces are solid, feel like stone, and are just great. But be careful in removing them from their protective packaging! They are in there VERY tightly, and some parts on the pieces (such as the knight's weapon, the bishop's staff, or shields) demand great care, as they can be fragile under the wrong conditions! And the size of the pieces CAN sometimes make gameplay a bit awkward (especially the knight, which takes up more space than its square affords), but as the board is already so large, I wouldn't really want it to be any bigger to fit the pieces better. The issue is tolerable.There WERE a couple very minor flaws with a couple of my pieces (a touch of gold paint missing on one of my rook's shields, etc.)[...].Even with the minor faults, this is TRULY a great set. It's gotten nothing but great praises from everyone who has seen it. If you can snag it during a sale, great! But even if you purchase it at full price, you can DEFINITELY see why the set runs such a price tag as it does.A great buy, for a great collectors item that can be passed down and admired/enjoyed for years to come!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Eh

The pieces are a bit big for the board or the board is a bit small for the pieces. The board, I feel, is cheaply made..it really could have been a masterpiece...Read complete review

The pieces are a bit big for the board or the board is a bit small for the pieces. The board, I feel, is cheaply made..it really could have been a masterpiece and for the price I really expected it to be. The pieces are nice, best part of the set but as I said before the pieces vs. the board are unporportional. The box that holds the pieces is just black cardboard and was damaged. All in all it is still really nice and my boyfriend loves it but I'd say it's worth maybe half the price that I paid for it.

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5.0

Outstanding Customer Service

By Jeff

from Arizona

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Classic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Everyone

    Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

    This was a wedding present to some major Harry Potter fans. I know they really liked the gift but, beyond that, I can't provide any other comments.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    3.0

    Beautiful but arrived with a broken piece yet to be replaced

    By ed

    from Redwood City

    About Me Avid Gamer, Parent

    Pros

    • Beautiful and very detailed

    Cons

    • One set piece arrived broken, not yet replaced

    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

    I bought this chess for my son's birthday, it is beautiful chess with great details. My only complain is the fact that one the pieces arrived broken. One would think that with such expensive item there would be a way to replace a piece. I asked for a replacement of just that one piece but so far no luck.
    After few emails and almost a month later I am still getting the runarounds.
    If you are lucky to get all the pieces intact the chess set is gorgeous.
    I love the chess set but I am very disappointed about the customer service at herrypotter.com.
    Chess 5 stars
    Customer Service 1

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By L

    from Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

    Gift for my sister

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible chess set but the pieces barely fit on the board

    By Marquitos

    from San José

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Play
    • Educational
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive
    • Nice Layout

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family

      Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

      I'm a huge Harry Potter geek and I personally love it. Best chess set ever, but if you are not a Harry Potter fan it might be hard to tell which piece is what.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful set

      By Davida

      from Springfield, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults

          Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

          This was a gift for my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower. She and my son loved it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Eh

          By Ilene

          from Dallas, TX

          Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

          The pieces are a bit big for the board or the board is a bit small for the pieces. The board, I feel, is cheaply made..it really could have been a masterpiece and for the price I really expected it to be. The pieces are nice, best part of the set but as I said before the pieces vs. the board are unporportional. The box that holds the pieces is just black cardboard and was damaged. All in all it is still really nice and my boyfriend loves it but I'd say it's worth maybe half the price that I paid for it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Well Crafted Treasure

          By Jackdaw

          from Clinton, Tennessee

          About Me Educator

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults

            Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

            I cherish this as a collectible. It is beautifully crafted, heavy and has a solid feel. It is a little cumbersome to play an actual game on because the bases of the pieces are large and make for a snug fit on the board. The bishops' scepters are also very delicate and could be bent or broken without careful handling. I have other sets that are easier to use for actually playing chess, but none as beautiful crafted as this one. Seemed expensive, but the quality is outstanding.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!!!

            By Flynns

            from PA

            About Me Avid Gamer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Easy To Play
            • Educational
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Nice Layout

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults

              Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

              My husband and I got this for Christmas, and we love it! The detail is incredible! We are big Harry Potter fans. This is a must have collectible!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best thing I have ever seen..in my life!

              By Soul

              from Meriden, CT

              About Me Avid Gamer, Child Care Provider, Educator, Parent, Thrifty

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Nice Layout

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Children
                • Family

                Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

                I used this product for halloween and I love the ashtonishing color.Nothing is not great about it.com/nothing.!.!.!.!.!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome show piece!

                By The Proud Harry Potter fan.

                from Fort Walton beach Florida.

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Interactive
                • Nice Layout

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Children

                  Comments about Final Challenge Chess Set by Noble Collection:

                  I have the chess set on display and of corse I like playing it. The pieces are very detailed. People who don't even like Harry Potter even think it is a awesome chess set. One thing I didn't like about it are the rubies that surround the board, they look like lights that are supposed to light up. Other than that this collection piece is awesome.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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