Isle of Lewis Draughts and Chess




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This product from ChessBaron: Isle of Lewis chess set and draughts made from 3D laser scans of original pieces from the collections of the National Museums Scotland. The King chess piece is 40mm tall (just over 1.5 inches.

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 pieces. The crowned mermaid counter is late fifteenth century and was found in Iona Abbey. The piece with interlaced carving is early sixteenth century and was found on the island of Rhum.

The set includes a printed COTTON gaming board (31cm x 31cm). Because we know you care – we care, Buy peace of mind. Buy ChessBaron.


Cloth Board is 12 inches square when unrolled. King is 40mm tall