Wow, a chess set in a tube? This may be the perfect and economical way to introduce chess to the prodigy in your life. This roll up board is made of a sturdy vinyl that will endure years of play and includes easy-to-read algebraic notation. The chessmen are crafted of sturdy plastic and the tube makes for easy transport to tournaments, a friend's house or the local chess game in the park. You will see people playing on this style of set all over the world.