By Maple Landmark

Reviewed for Second Grade, 2011

Chess Set

Maple syrup, cheese, and now high-quality chess sets can be added to the “Made in Vermont” label. Maple Landmark’s newest piece of toy-art is this beautiful wooden chess set, made of maple and cherry. Not only is it a dazzling display piece for your play room, but it also makes a great introductory set for new chess players; engraved in the bottom of each playing piece is pattern which explains how each piece can move. (Maple Landmark, $67)