These Staunton-style plastic chess pieces are great for game analysis. The king is 2.5" tall. These pieces, along with our 14" analysis-sized vinyl roll-up chess board (sold separately), make a very convenient combo set which will fit on smaller desks at school for those rainy days when the kids can't go outside for recess, or in any space-restricted area, or even to follow along while watching instructional videos or DVDs. Coaches utilize these sets in the skittles room at tournaments specifically for game analysis so students don't have to keep opening their larger tournament gear sets in between each game. These sets also make great gifts for school chess clubs or at tournaments!