Although standardised rules for governing international competitive chess had begun to take root by the mid 19th century, it was not until 1883 in England that a time apparatus akin to the modern chess clock was devised. This triumph of Victorian ingenuity solved the vexing issue of cogitating players taking exhorbitant amounts of time to make their moves. Henceforth the struggle would be fair sparing both players and spectators from mental and physical fatigue.
Gambit Chess Supplies stocks Australia's widest range of strictly international name-brand digital and analogue timers for chess or other two-player games. And if you're a multi-player gaming fan—bin the sand timers! The DGT Pyramid and Cube will get you with the program.
Also available are DGT electronic chess boards (e-boards) optioned with a DGT 3000 chess clock or a DGT Pi chess computer, both specifically designed to connect with DGT e-Boards.