Best Chess Set’s Minerva extra heavy chess pieces with extra queens feel great in the hand and are carefully crafted for the serious chess player. The total weight of this set comes in at a gloriously hefty 5.34 pounds so you’ll enjoy the feel of each piece in your hand as you defeat your opponent move by move. If you still want them to be even heavier, these pieces have a hollow core so that you can add your own weights. These high quality metal pieces are made out of a durable zinc alloy and are then coated with black and white paint. In addition, they are padded on the bottom to protect your board. The king is 4.5 inches in height with a 1.88 inch diameter base so this set is meant for a large to extra large board (sold separately). Comes in retail packaging. Best Chess Set is a California based company and this product is assembled in China in our own quality controlled factory.