It maybe the game of chess did not originate in Britian, but chess is in every way British: royalty, strategy and yes, check "mate" . So how about a quintessentially British chess set with handpainted wooden pieces, definitely a find!
An ancient game, skittles is so very European. By the medieval ages, one of England's popular games. This pretty set of five (5) wood pins painted in summer colours plus two (2) polished wood balls is the way to enjoy the game.