Jaques of London
Jaques of London, formerly known as John Jaques of London and Jaques and Son of London is a long-established family company that manufactures sports and game equipment.
Dating itself from 1795 when Thomas Jaques, a farmer's son of French Huguenot descent, set up as a "Manufacturer of Ivory, Hardwoods, Bone, and Tunbridge Ware", the company gained a reputation for publishing games under his grandson John Jaques the younger.
- Chess - Jaques had exclusive manufacturing rights for a chess set designed by Nathaniel Cooke in 1849 and named the Staunton chess set after Howard Staunton. This set later became the official international standard.
- Tiddledy-Winks - the first publishers starting in 1888
- Snakes and Ladders - the first publishers starting in 1888
- Croquet - played an important role in popularising the game, producing editions of the rules in 1857, 1860, and 1864
- Clock golf - Jaques assert that they originated the game in the mid 19th century
- Table tennis - pioneered under the names Gossima and later Ping Pong
- Happy Families - popular card game, developed in 1851
- Ludo - patented in England 1897
- Shove ha'penny - is a pub game in the shuffleboard family, played predominantly in the United Kingdom.
- "About Jaques London"
- A Jaques set was used by Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in the 1972 World Chess Championship (Edmonds & Eidinow 2004:163).
- "Golf Games Rules". Jaques. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- "Jaques' Happy Families" Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine