About Jaques of London As the oldest games company in the world, the name Jaques is inexorably intertwined with the history of almost any classic game. After literally inventing croquet, popularising the gold-standard Staunton chess pieces everyone recognises, and building a series of other games and items with the finest wood in the world, Jaques has continued to reinvent itself. Today, they produce game pieces and sets of the utmost quality in the strongest, rarest, and best-looking materials on Earth. When you're look to look refined playing chess, croquet, ping pong, backgammon, snakes and ladders, or any other wooden game, look to Jaques of London. 9 handcrafted hardwood skittles and 3 balls. Traditional bottle shape - 23cm high. A garden game for 2 or more players. Red-tipped lead skittle and blue balls. Deluxe storage and carrying case is included.