I have this old 10x10 wooden game board with dark (black) and light (brown) circular pieces for a long time and am trying to find out a little bit about it.

The entire board with storage is approximately 14 X 17 3/4 inches. There are 18 white and 20 black pieces about 1 1/4 in diameter. The slide covers are marked

8x8 Side 10x10 Side Brevete SGDG closeup

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    it would help a lot if you provided more information about the pieces that came with the board. Also all we will be able to do is help identify it and will not be able to help with pricing or selling it.
    – Joe W
    Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 1:27
  • @jimedean by 'the slide covers are marked' do you mean there is writing on them somewhere?
    – KMR
    Commented Sep 29, 2019 at 22:37
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    I added a picture of the marks
    – jimedean
    Commented Oct 1, 2019 at 0:48
  • @jimedean; Answer updated, is there anything on the back of the board?
    – KMR
    Commented Oct 2, 2019 at 4:16
  • I added a picture, one side is 8x8, the other is 10x10
    – jimedean
    Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 0:14

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That appears to be a relatively nice double sided International draughts/Checkers board.

Without any further identifying information, it could have been produced anytime in the last 1-200 years, but based on its appearance, I'd estimate it was manufactured around the 1940s-1950s.

The markings indicate the board has a Breveté SGDG, which is a French patent, the Breveté SGDG system started in 1844 and ended in 1968, so that narrows the age down to a 120 year window.

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    I almost commented about "checkers", but the link describes the difference well that draughts is 10x10 and checkers is 8x8.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 7:00
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    This is so interesting. In Russia we always played "checkers" on an 8x8 board but with draughts king rules. I always wondered where that came from
    – Andrey
    Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 14:20
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    @Andrew T., Wikipedia uses checkers and draughts equivalently, calling this international draughts, international checkers and Polish draughts.
    – ikegami
    Commented Sep 30, 2019 at 7:51

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