Time forms an integral and exciting part of every sport, especially in mind sports and games such as Chess, Go, Draughts (Checkers), Shogi, Stratego, Othello and Scrabble™. The difference in skill and playing strength between players is not only determined by the potential performance level and decisions each individual player takes, but also by the time a player needs to reach this level and to make the decisions. The more a sport is seen as a measure of performance, the more important it is to limit the time a player needs to make a move.
This must be done in a way which is most appropriate for the game and the sport concerned. DGT clocks offer many different methods for the timing of a game. While several methods are well-known, others may be less familiar. Some of these methods have been in use for a long time; others are the result of the possibilities offered by modern electronics. Each timing method has its own charm and each has a different influence on the manner in which a sport is experienced.
In chess the traditional “blitz” game of 5 minutes per person is different from 3 minutes using “Delay” or “Bonus” when every move attracts an extra couple of seconds of thinking time, although the total thinking time for a game may not be much different.
We recommend players experiment with the various methods our game timers offer. It will definitely add an extra dimension to your favorite sport or game.
The DGT3000 was launched in October 2014 and is DGT's most advanced chess clock. It has many great new features and in addition connects with all DGT e-Boards. Simply the best and in full accordance with FIDE rules and regulations.
The DGT3000 replaces the DGT XL and has many new features.
The DGT2010 was introduced in 2007 and received the status of "Official FIDE Chess Clock" in June 2008 after tests by four top-level arbiters concluded that the clock is in full accordance with all FIDE rules and regulations.
The DGT2010 is suitable for use with many games and it has Japanese and Canadian Byo-yomi settings for the game Go or Baduk.
Some features of the DGT2010 were changed in November 2010 to comply with popular timing systems.
This sparkling fresh DGT Easy clock was designed in cooperation with Judit Polgar, the Greatest Woman Chess Player of All Time. It has a modern and attractive colour design and the cheerful Polgar chess figures are printed on the back. The updated version released in 2014 has a larger display, larger buttons, improved lever, additional "move timer plus save" option and batteries included.
The DGT Easy is the first digital game timer for everyone and for every game. It combines high quality with absolute simplicity.
Easy clocks are practically unbreakable and very suitable for children, schools, chess clubs and home use. They are available in different colour versions Crimson Cruz, Black Beyond or the customized Easy Judit Polgar.
This handy foldable pocket timer is the first chess clock with a random Chess960 generator. Simply press the 960 button and a randomly chosen Chess960 starting position will be shown on the display. Next to classical chess, Chess960 is the only other form of chess that is officially recognized by the International Chess Federation FIDE.
The Limited Edition has the same options as the popular DGT2010 but is designed in a celebratory red colour.
The DGT Pyramid is a colourful multi-player game timer with four separate clocks – one on each side
It is suitable for any table top game or board game with up to four players. Whether it is a competitive game at the club or a friendly game at home, the DGT Pyramid adds fun, fairness and excitement.
The DGT Cube is a six sided game timer suitable for any table top game or board game with up to six players. Each player has its own clock to keep track of his or her time. There are five different timing options such as counting down the allotted time per game or counting down the time per move.
Individual timing: with the DGT Cube it is possible to give each player a different amount of time. For example when playing with children they can be given more time per move (or per game) than the adult players.
Whether it is a competitive game at the club or a friendly game at home, the DGT Cube adds fun, fairness and excitement to any game.
The DGT XL, introduced in 2003, is in full accordance with FIDE rules and regulations and is used in many top level tournaments as it connects to the DGT electronic chess board, used for live internet broadcasting of chess games.
DGT stopped producing the DGT XL in 2014 when it was replaced by the DGT3000.
October 17, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
DGT Pi is a chess computer that turns your DGT e-Board into your strongest sparring partner.
October 04, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
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!
December 24, 2015 by Digital Game Technology
Newly designed DGT Carrying Bags to store board, pieces, digital clock and acccessories.
October 02, 2015 by Digital Game Technology
The DGT1001 is a universal game timer suitable for school, club or home use. Perfect simplicity in game timing!
March 12, 2015 by Digital Game Technology
These high quality plastic chess pieces are weighted and underneath finished with felt.
August 25, 2014 by Digital Game Technology
The unique Retro Software allows Revelation II users to play against nostalgic chess computers from the past.
October 15, 2013 by Digital Game Technology
The Polgar Deluxe chess pieces and board are selected by Judit Polgar.
December 21, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
A great new Chess Starter Box is available that includes board, pieces and clock.
October 27, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
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.
September 26, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
LiveChess 1 was already great but LiveChess 2 will be completely new offering many great new features and possibilities both for tournament use and home use.
July 19, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
The DGT1001 received the Seal of Approval and Editor's Choice Awards from the Family Review Center.
June 17, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
DGT Product Development found a way to increase the weight of electronic chess pieces that adds around 200-250 gram per set.
June 16, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
DGT supports companies with technical expertise to operate as independent service centres around the world.
May 16, 2016 by Digital Game Technology
Great new product sheets are available, one for each DGT product, with description, technical details and packing information. Click here.