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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.

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

  • DGT Pocket Timer

    The travel timer with surprisingly many options!

  • 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!

  • NEW Carrying Bags

    Newly designed DGT Carrying Bags to store board, pieces, digital clock and acccessories.

  • DGT1001

    The DGT1001 is a universal game timer suitable for school, club or home use. Perfect simplicity in game timing!

  • DGT Designed Plastic Chess Pieces

    These high quality plastic chess pieces are weighted and underneath finished with felt.

  • Retro Software for Revelation II

    The unique Retro Software allows Revelation II users to play against nostalgic chess computers from the past.

Latest publications

  • DGT1002 review in Peon de Rey

    Read the DGT1002 review  placed 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 Catalog 2017

    Have you seen the DGT product catalog 2017? It highlights our most recent innovations in game timers and clocks, chess e-Boards and e-Pieces, chess starter boxes and more.

  • DGT timers for Go / Baduk

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

  • New Chess Starter Box

    A great new Chess Starter Box is available that includes board, pieces and 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.

  • DGT1001 receives Award!

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


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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