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Welcome to Chess Forum!

We are located in the heart of Greenwich Village, in downtown Manhattan.

Chess Forum
219 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012

New York's last great chess store and a place to play chess or learn how to. Grandmasters to beginners, seniors to kindergartners, celebrities, students, subway train engineers, policemen and firemen, children, men and women play there and call Chess Forum their  second home.

The last old style New York City chess parlor where you can play pickup chess games for the $5 an hour, $1 for senior citizens and Children always Play Free!!

Chess Forum offers a large selection of chess sets, boards, clocks, books and other board games like Backgammon, Checkers,Dominoes, Go, Chinese Chess, Chinese Checkers, Mahjong, Cribbage, Mancala, Poker and Playing Cards.

Chess Forum opens seven days a week from 12 Noon until midnight and if there are enough players to stay open after midnight the place stays open sometimes until dawn. Tables and chess equipment are provided to players. For the shopper there is a large variety of chess sets, boards, clocks to choose from in all sizes, colors, materials and prices ranges.

Special prices for schools and clubs.

Gift Certificates Available. 

Free Delivery in Manhattan if there is a 24-hour doorman in the building. 

Chess Forum: Cool in the summer, warm in the winter and fuzzy all yearlong.

Chess Forum: Smart People Not Smart Phones!

Chess Forum: An Experience Not A Transaction. 


Come and visit us or come on a date! Chess Forum is smart couples' hot spot and number one destination for any young woman and man seeking mind over matter. Or at least seeking mind and then matter, if you know what I mean. Grrrrrrrr!!  ;) 

We look forward to seeing you!

The Chess Forum Team

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