Discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis but dating back to the 12th Century, the Lewis Chessmen recall a time of feuding Viking Lords and violent invasions.
The two sets of Draughts counters are replicas of original gaming counters. The crowned mermaid counter is late 15th Century and was found in Iona Abbey; the counter with interlaced carving is early 16th Century and was found on the Island of Rhum.
This Chess and Draughts Set has been made exclusively for the National Museums of Scotland:
King Height 40mm
Draughts Diameter 24mm
Woven Cotton Game Board (31cm x 31cm)
Comes in a lovely National Museums Scotland Presentation Box which includes two velvet drawstring pouches to safely house the Chess pawns and Draught counters
For those wanting a Wooden Board to play on we have matched this beautiful Mini Chess and Draughts Set with our Walnut and Maple Standard Chess Board 35mm Squares (made in Spain) The two together make a lovely gift.