Jaques chess boards are the finest, most popular boards worldwide. Their selection and caliber is guaranteed to please you. All chess board selections have the traditional 64-square pattern, with eight dark and eight light colors. Most boards and playing pieces are composed of wood. With its good hand feel, wood is preferred amongst most players, and it’s always used in top competitions. Quality portable Jaques boards are made of sturdy card and linen.
The majority of today’s chess boards (and chess sets) follow the Staunton design, named for English chess champion Howard Staunton. Jaques of London, the longest running manufacturer of chess sets, made the first Staunton sets and chess boards in 1849. This renowned games and sporting equipment maker still manufactures the highest quality supplies used on the planet. Families love all of their products.
All Jaques superior chess boards are carefully handmade by expert English craftsmen, giving you years of use. Beautiful wooden boards contain rich walnut, maple, sycamore, or mahogany timbers. Most have meticulously inlaid borders and spacious edging. The 15-inch multi-game compendium set includes a chess board, backgammon board, and other game elements. You can even buy a very sharp 15-inch draughts board, with pieces.
Choose a chess board based upon the size of pieces you buy. Jaques pieces - superbly well turned and stained to perfection – vary from 2.5 to 4 inches. So, you can choose from chess boards in sizes ranging from the 15 inch Combination Board and Chess Set version to the marvelous 23-inch Luxury Chess Board.