Handmade in our workshops bringing a touch of luxury to the gaming table. Bound by hand in our Dauphin calf colours – you choose your combination. Your card dealing will never look as chic.
£4,420.00The original award-winning design…
Created by Geoffrey in the 1960’s evolving through a number of designs and metals – always with leather inlays; editions were tried in brass, aluminium and eventually, London hallmarked Sterling silver with 3 microns of gold leaf was settled on as the final design.
Going on to win the Design Centre award for their 1977 edition which was created to celebrate HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee. A matching inlaid leather chessboard was created with a Sterling silver-gilt hall-marked frame which is, in turn, inlaid with leather also.
A pair of beautiful suede lined leather-bound book-boxes keep these previous pieces safely. Since those days we have introduced on almost all of our chess sets extra Queens and our Silver Jubilee set is no exception. The King’s Rook (Castle) and Knight have crowns embossed in gold to identify them from the Queen’s (the Bishops are considered “divine” without allegiance to Crown).
This magnificent set is available in any of our Dauphin calf colours (see below) or of course in Alligator, Ostrich or Water Sanke if preferred. Similarly, the set can be made just in Sterling silver or in solid Gold, rather than Silver-gilt – please ask for pricing on these different versions.
£5,075.00 – £6,475.00Incorporating water snake into our backgammon designs makes for an exceptionally luxury game! Looking for a backgammon set which showcases exotic materials and incredible craftsmanship? Our Watersnake backgammons are beautiful and a joy to play on.
Hardwicke’s Sea or Water Snakeskins are sought from our tanners in Thailand and offer a huge array of beautiful colours for our craftsmen to work with. The lighter colours show the spin markings making the skins even more exotic in look. Unlike most snake skins, water snake does not have scales that lift up, as this would be a problem when playing a friction-based game like Backgammon.
These boards are available with a Swarovski trim to add an extra sparkle or without, the choice is with you as always. As we often order in the snakeskin to order please submit an enquiry and we can discuss colour options and lead times.
£4,100.00 – £5,025.00An ever-growing Geoffrey Parker favourite; semi-perforated leather gives a contemporary super-car feel to our luxury backgammon sets.
Available in black and racing red hides, our Automotive hide is synonymous with supercar marques the like of McLaren and Lamborghini who have used this for their luxury interiors. In fact, we have been asked to make a few Backgammon to match a number of car interiors over the years.
However, despite its luxuriously soft feel, it is only suitable for cases and dice cups as the little holes in the leather form a vacuum when used as a playing field and slow play down considerably. So we twin this with our specially tanned for Backgammon leather; our Dauphin calf for the inside of the cases. This makes for a splendid marriage.
All the usual professional specifications are included in the build as on our other custom backgammons and these special editions are available in all sizes and in our signature contemporary leather & metal specification.
£2,450.00 – £2,995.00
Our stunning bedouin chess set can be completed with Dauphin calf leather or watersnake depending on your preference. If you’d like to see a range of colours available in our water snake leather please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
£4,100.00 – £5,000.00
Leather & Wood Backgammon
For those Backgammon players who like a “noisy” game but also require the ultimate in luxury, we have twinned the two ancient and traditional crafts of the woodworker and the leather-worker to stunning effect. A leather-bound attache case with a wooden core & playing field; designed in only one size, our Tournament, these beautiful leather & wood backgammon sets make a great playing surface.
Choices, Choices, Choices
Our wooden boards are created with a Marquetry veneered playing field; as with all of our boards, there are options to choose from;
- Burr Walnut with Birdseye Maple & Burr Oak points
- Macassar Ebony with Maple & Cedar points
- Figured Sycamore with Santos Rosewood & Cedar points
Please, feel free to contact our design team for a swatch of our leather or use the below design tool to begin building your bespoke backgammon set.
£6,350.00Truly aimed at the avid player who does not want to compromise!
Many of our customers are both keen Backgammon and Chess players who wants to offer the very best to their competitors when on the move. So we at Geoffrey Parker thought well, OK, let’s put two professional specification pieces together – yes it may weigh a bit but perhaps someone will bring it onto the deck for you or to your salon table? Neatly stowed away within one attaché case is another attaché case!
Firstly there is our famous tournament size Backgammon, fully hand inlaid in leather (or wood) and available in all the usual specifications our Championship boards carry. Then lying inside is a slim professional folding Chessboard attaché; fully hand inlaid in matching leather livery and containing safely stowed in padded sumptuous suede; a chess set of your choosing. Of course, you may wish to take these to separate destinations or allow your friends to disappear to their suite with one or the other; but at the end of the day, they make easy bedfellows and can be neatly stowed away for when the next travel bug bites!
Hand-turned by our master turner out of kiln-dried and seasoned hardwood, these magnificent garden Chess pieces are weighted for stability and lacquered to withstand a sudden downpour of English rain!
A complete set of 34 pieces (yes, we include extra Queens for Castling) are raised slightly by an inserted rubber ring to remove contact with the damp ground for longevity.
This set will be the talk of your parties and a great amusement either in the garden or on a beautiful marble entrance hall. Classic; understated elegance and attention to detail, second to none. “One instinctively knows when something is right”.
Handmade to order over a 4 to 6 month period in hardwoods of your choice – each piece is individually boxed so they can be stowed safely away when the weather turns is inclement.
Price available on request – this is due to the different wood finishes it’s available in.
£4,175.00 – £5,250.00
Our luxury backgammon set in Bridle Hide is timelessly beautiful. Think of the classically attired British businessman with their traditional and often battered and loved attaché case as they swing through the doors of their favourite gentleman’s club – for this is the style our Bridle hide backgammon range evokes.
Designed with all the hallmarks of a Geoffrey Parker backgammon set, there are no compromises with our Bridle Hide range. Touch is everything on these backgammon sets; from the weighted Bridle Hide doubling cube, the contemporary chrome or gilt trimmed checkers to the smooth exterior case.
With our specially tanned super-fast gaming leather on the inside and the quintessentially English Bridle Hide case, these bridle hide backgammon sets will be the envy of everyone.
£15,000.00 – £19,995.00Our specialist team of master craftsmen & women brings you the ultimate in luxury gaming; regarded as one of the finest materials, an alligator backgammon set stands out like no other. Utilising beautiful alligator skins to encase our signature championship specification backgammon sets; the case and dice cups are hand-bound in alligator with our super-fast gaming hides outfitting the interior of these backgammons.
A firm cost will be given when our Special Commissions team know exactly what your requirements are and have sourced the specialist materials required for the job. Please note; these images display a matte faux Alligator hide. Skins available in either matte or gloss.
£300,000.00Showcased here is a super-enriched personal commission for a private jet. An Alligator and Gold tournament size Backgammon set, what more could one desire?
All hardware (locks, handle plates, and rings) are 18ct solid hallmarked White Gold. The case and field are in the finest Alligator (we use the same tanners as Hermès) in a gloss finish. The points have been inlaid in Shagreen (Stingray) which we source in from the Far East. The stones/checkers are Gold, in white, and yellow finish. Then set with a one carat Diamond in each. To the edge, we have inlaid Shagreen and to the underside Alligator.
£445.00 – £669.00
Forget the unplayable roll-up backgammon sets on the market – no serious player will use these – Geoffrey Parker has created a hard-sided roll-up backgammon!
Utilising new technology our craftsmen & women print your backgammon colour design directly onto our leather, the playing field is then bound to two magnetic leather sides with 3 ‘loose’ sides that magnetise into place creating a rigid, hard sided backgammon. Once rolled up, the “board” and walls stow neatly within a drawstring bag which also houses acrylic stones/checkers, dice and doubling cube. Although we can make dice cups as an extra, we feel that the main point of the board is to keep it as light and easily stowable as possible within one’s luggage.
Once you choose the size of Roll-Up Backgammon that works best for you a member of our design team will be in contact to help design your perfect travel backgammon.
£400.00 – £445.00
An integral part of a Geoffrey Parker backgammon, our luxury leather dice cups are handmade to order in our finest Dauphin calf leather, these dice cups are suede lined to deaden noise with trips to prevent foul play. Choose your size, style & colours and our team of craftsmen will hand make these to order. The price stated is per pair.
£170.00 – £510.00
Our team of highly skilled English craftsmen & women handmake our luxury leather doubling cubes to order in a choice of three sizes & thirteen colours. We offer two styles of doubling cubes which match our leather & metal & full leather backgammon sets.
Our leather & metal cubes or ‘contemporary’ cubes as we refer to them feature hand-embossed leather inserts inlaid into either a chrome (silver) or gilt (gold) metal frame, generally speaking, we emboss the leather with either silver or gold foil to match the frame colour. These modern-looking doubling cubes can be found in our Leather & Metal Backgammon Sets.
Our full leather versions are slightly bigger in size than the metal and leather doubling cubes, wrapped completely in the finest Calf leather and again embossed by hand in either gold or silver our full leather doubling cubes can be one or two colours to suit your taste. To see these beautiful cubes in a backgammon set see our Full Leather Backgammons.
For when your backgammon board feels a little slow. A little goes a long way with this bottle; specially formulated to work with our gaming leather it will help to increase the speed your checkers/stones slide across the board. Our Speedster is normally supplied with all Geoffrey Parker backgammon boards (apart from Wooden or Billiard cloth boards). Feel free to order this when you need replacement solution to achieve your desired playing speed.
Be sure to use sparingly.
Please note, Geoffrey Parker takes no responsibility for this product when applied to non-Geoffrey Parker backgammon boards which do not feature our Dauphin Calf Leather.
£3.00 – £10.00
Our acrylic Ivory style doubling cubes are available in two sizes depending on the backgammon you have; designed to always be placed, never rolled, these acrylic doubling cubes make any game more exciting! If you require these in a different colour please contact our team as we have a collection of coloured acrylic doubling cubes.