All our garden games are Jaques of London, the oldest manufacturer of games in the world. With a range encompassing a wide variety of luxurious gaming sets and products, they offer the final word in craftsmanship and quality. Whether you are a serious enthusiast looking for a handmade Chess Set or are more interested in the other lavishly crafted Traditional Games sets they offer, including snakes & ladders and Backgammon Sets, there will be something in our collection for you. The Jaques family history is a litany of inventing and popularising many of the games that we consider part of everyday life – even chess. Jaques of London helped bring this game to prominence throughout the world after the introduction of the now-standardised Staunton chess set which features the distinctive pieces that we all recognise and to this day, they are the leading supplier of beautifully handcrafted pieces. A Jaques chess set is a statement by both the owner and the craftsmen that nothing but the best is good enough. The history of Croquet is inextricably tied into the history of the Jaques family – they did invent the game, after all. In 1851, John Jaques II was awarded a gold medal at the Great Exhibition for inventing the game and to this day, Jaques of London are the world leaders when it comes to manufacturing and providing a Croquet Set of the finest quality.
Ideal for practising those tricky little chip shots.