Garden games & outdoor games
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Traditional Outdoor Games
In 1852, The Parlour Games were in full swing, but with the introduction of Croquet by John Jaques the second all of a sudden Games coud be played out of doors., JJ III grasped the new mood and as he began to shift the emphasis of John Jaques (Jaques London) into entirely new arenas. He started Mamking Games for the Garden.
As Jaques of London grew so did the range of Garden Games. Jaques ventured into many games and really started to gain momentum when they started making Giant Garden Games in the 1990's.
Our range Giant traditional Games are now very extensive. The Range of games goes from Tennis rebound to giant outdoor snakes and ladders - another Jaques invention!
Jaques Outdoor Games
Jaques Games are still all Hand Finished and in many cases fully handmade. The Skill involved in making the handmade range that Jaques present you today is still at the same exacting level as it was when Jaques invented croquet at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851.
John Jaques III was not only innovative; he never lost sight of the importance of the great skill of Garden Games craftsmanship. What had made Jaques of London famous was still very much in evidence, now harnessed to modern methods. Jaques Garden games started to represent so much more than just gaming - they began to represent a lifestyle.
Nowhere was this truer than in the production of Jaques Garden Games and Garden Pursuits such a bowls. John Jaques III installed machinery for this rapidly developing sport which resulted in a happy fulfillment of his great-grandfather's claim:
Bowling Green Bowles Tum'd Correctly. So young Thomas Jaques had written in 1795 on that first, ambitious, and still-accurate, business card.
So Jaques are quite rightly so the worlds Finest quality Garden Games Manufacturers. The History of Jaques and Garden Games making now spans back over 150 years.
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Guide to Garden Games
Garden Games can be played played by Children and adults. Read our Guide to Garden Games
Of all of Jaques Finest Quality outdoor, backyard and giant garden games Croquet is probably the most famous. The game of Croquet was introduced by John Jaques the second (Jaques of London) at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and is still the most well known today.
However, because of the huge success of garden games Jaques have developed many other very popular over the last 150 years. Some, such as Jaques Badminton - including Jaques badminton sets and Rounders.
The Ultimate Guide to Jaques wonderfully Outdoor Garden Games.
Jaques Skittles have also become very popluar with some of Jaques early skittles design now being played in leagues all around the country. Jaques Garden Skittles are also very popular. The Fireman, Sailor, Royal Guards and Policeman skittles are now very much a household item in many English homes and indeed homes all around the world. Jaques English garden Skittles are now very succesful.