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About DGT

DGT designs, develops, manufactures and globally distributes a wide range of game related products such as digital chess clocks and game timers, electronic boards for chess and draughts, chess computers, and other products and games accessories. In addition DGT supplies a range of products for the general toy and games markets such as chess starter boxes and plastic chess pieces sets.

DGT was established in 1992 under the name DGT Projects by Ben Bulsink (research and development) who had prototyped the first digital clock in 1985 and Albert Vasse (sales and marketing). The company officially registered the following year. In 2007 the company name was changed to Digital Game Technology.

In 2015 Bulsink and Vasse sold the company and Hans Pees took over as the new CEO. Ben Spenkelink became DGT’s head of development.

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Mission Statement

As a leading electronics and digital company we develop innovative ideas into quality products and unique services. We take play seriously and want to add fun, fairness and excitement to all games.


Successful product development requires the close coordination of product design, production, marketing and distribution. DGT offers its knowledge and experience in electronics and marketing strategy – key elements in exploiting your product’s full potential. DGT is interested in partnerships with shared risks and profit. If you have a new product idea, contacting us may be your best opportunity to make it a reality.

We can assist you with:

  • Concept Development
  • Redesign of existing products to meet and functionality goals and price targets
  • Finding the right market and marketing approach
  • Production- and distribution organization

Featured Products

  • DGT1005 - Byo-yomi timer

    New high quality timer with Japanese Byo-yomi timing options especially designed for the ancient games of Shogi and Go.

  • DGT Smart Board

    The DGT Smart Board is a great new addition to our range of electronic chess boards.

  • DGT Pocket Timer

    The travel timer with surprisingly many options!

  • New Chess Starter Box

    A new DGT Chess Starter Box that includes chess board, weighted chess pieces and the great little DGT1002 chess clock.

  • The Official FIDE Chess Set

    DGT is proud to add the Official FIDE Chess Set to its range of electronic chess pieces suitable for all DGT e-Boards and Revelation II.

  • DGT Pi Chess Computer

    DGT Pi is a chess computer that turns your DGT e-Board into your strongest sparring partner.

  • DGT1002 Bonus Timer

    DGT1002 is the simplest chess clock with bonus options available anywhere. Simply press + or - to set the times and the game can begin! Easy to understand and fun to use!

News flash

  • DGT1002 review in Peon de Rey

    Read the DGT1002 review in the 130th edition of the Spanish chess magazine Peon de Rey.

  • LiveChess beta available now!

    DGT LiveChess software for tournament broadcasting and management is completely new and greatly improved! It offers many new features for tournaments and home use. 

  • DGT timers for the ancient game of Go

    DGT clocks are used for chess, draughts and many other games. But did you know that DGT clocks are also programmed for Go?

  • DGT1001 receives Award!

    The DGT1001 received the Seal of Approval and Editor's Choice Awards from the Family Review Center.

  • Weighted electronic chess pieces

    DGT Product Development found a way to increase the weight of electronic chess pieces that adds around 200-250 gram per set.

  • DGT Technical Service Centres

    DGT supports companies with technical expertise to operate as independent service centres around the world. 


As a leading electronics and digital company we develop innovative ideas into quality products and unique services.

We take play seriously and want to add fun, fairness and excitement to all games.

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