With a distinguished legacy in manufacturing the world’s most prestigious chess sets, Jaques history with the king of games is a lengthy one. With centuries of skilful artisan experience handed down through generations of games-makers, Jaques of London are widely renowned as the world’s oldest games manufacturers and proud creators of the spectacular Staunton chess board design.
Chess is also one of the greatest games for invigorating young minds and encouraging analytical and critical thinking. Jaques has hand crafted chess sets for all ages and experience levels, with handy travel companion chess sets giving way to one of a kind deluxe designs.
Of course, our Staunton design is deserving of special note. First created in 1850, Elgin Marbles’ famed pieces were to be considered as the physical embodiment of the games’ sophistication. First British Chess Champion, Howard Staunton, was so taken with them, that his name was to be adorned upon the pieces from then on.
As with all of our toys and games, our chess sets are presented in beautiful, hand finished packaging. For those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime chess piece, our deluxe sets stand as the epitome of everything that is so special about the historic Jaques of London name.