Leather Boulé / Pentânque Sets
Handmade in England, our luxury Boule set is designed for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Made to order; all of our Boulé sets can be customised to include your club logo (with permission), a personal message or initials.
Enjoy every second of your game of Boulé; from the moment you open the luxurious attaché case in a jet-set semi-perforated automotive hide, Dauphin Calf leather, exotic alligator even Watersnake, to the moment you win the game.
Our full range of products are all available in a wide range of colours with our customisation service. Our complimentary service of designing your board in a wide range of gaming leathers is offered at no extra cost. We can also offer additional design services including exotic, and custom leather choices, however, this will be on a quote basis.
History Of Boulé
Boulé Set is a collective name for a wide range of games including bowls and bocce; all these games feature heavy balls (Boulé in France and bocce in Italy) which must be thrown as close as possible to a smaller target ball.
Boulés can be found in history as far back as the 6th century, played by the Greeks using coins which later progressed to stones. When the game started the aim was to throw the coin or stone ball (Boulé) as far as possible. The Romans then altered the game slightly by changing the aim to its current form; getting the ball as close as possible to a marker.
The game which is known in France today was taken to Provence by the Roman soldiers. When the game came to England it was said King Henry III banned his archers from playing the game as they should have been practising archery, not playing Boulé.
In 1910 an adaptation of Boulé was created called Pentânque in the town of La Ciotat in Provençe. This has now become the dominant version of Boulé in France and other countries around the world.
Personalising Your Boulé set
We’re often asked to create stunning Boulé sets for club members who reach a milestone; automotive companies who want to match the car interior to a luxury gift or players who just love the game. Our talented craftsmen & women hand-emboss your chosen lettering or design into our leather using either gold or silver foil.
I have to say this is one of the most beautiful boards I’ve ever purchased. The customer service was amazing and the board itself is even better than I could have ever imagined.
Custom Board Games
Customise your board with our stunning range of colours. If there’s one that doesn’t quite take your fancy please get in touch, we have wide range of alternative leathers!
Made In England
Handmade in England Since 1958; our luxury board games are made in our English workshops in Essex. Over our 65 year history handmaking luxury board games we have produced for some of the finest brands in the world. We are proud to produce all of our board games in house to ensure we provide only the highest quality goods.
We offer complimentary delivery on all of our board games over £200. We usually despatch items in stock within 24 hours on working days and your product will be with you between 3-7 days worldwide depending on import & customs running times.
Our games table shipment cost will be quoted and calculated during the design process.
Embossing & Gifting
All of our products can include complimentary embossing using times new roman font. For those looking for something more unique like a handwritten note, font, or logo this will come with an additional charge due to the embossing die and artwork requirements.
All our items are gift wrapped in our luxury boxes.