For those looking for truly the ultimate in one-up-manship on the hallowed greens of Croquet lawns around the World; this super-enriched casket, has it all.
Originally designed and made back in the early eighties for the opening of a famous British store in New York City. Housed in inch and a quarter kiln dried Burma teak, this magnificent piece echoes’ bygone times of the British Raj; with military corners and straps being hand cut into this beautiful hardwood casket.
To transport this to one’s lawn for play, two scalloped carrying handles, complete with goldplated solid brass back-flap hinges enable this very heavy pieces to be carried by two. Inside the casket, there is first a hidden false floor which hinges open to reveal six cast iron and hand-painted World Championship Croquet wickets, each held in place with clips to prevent movement and soiling the rest of the casket with earth. Once closed, this flap, trimmed with the finest quality English wool Billiard cloth, there lies a specially designed and hand-painted “Deadness Board” – the essential scoring tool which indicates by a series of hinged and different coloured flaps, each player’.
£4,100.00 – £5,025.00
Cutting edge and contemporary – our “carbon fibre” style leather backgammon boards look the part offering those who love the game a modern & luxurious backgammon set.
Available in traditional Black; Red; Silver; Yellow or chic Orange hides, our “Carbon fibre” effect leather is synonymous with life in the fast lane! Elegant, striking and contemporary – these boards will add a cutting-edge feel to any setting. The Carbon Fibre is still leather, it is imprinted to look like carbon fibre giving the skin a beautiful texture & playing style.
All the usual Geoffrey Parker professional specifications are included in these boards as on our other custom backgammons. These special editions are available in all sizes and in our signature contemporary leather & metal specification.
Designed to be quiet yet fast, eye-catching and elegant, our Carbon Fibre backgammon sets are the perfect board for a modern interior. Choose from our usual five sizes and design your board via the below online board builder. Simply submit your deposit and send our design team your colour choices and we will do the rest.
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£2,750.00 – £4,000.00
Bringing the classic Gentleman’s club feel to our luxury backgammon boards; our Billiard Cloth Backgammon sets have all the features of our award-winning backgammons with a leather & cloth field and acrylic checkers.
Quintessentially English; utilising Yorkshire cloth used for military uniforms both past & present, as a substitute to leather, our Billiard Cloth backgammons create both a professional & beautiful board.
Why Choose Billiard Cloth?
Much like our acrylic checkers, familiarity and nostalgia will play a part in choosing this style of backgammon. However, it is undeniable that our cloth creates a slick & fast surface for a speedy game which can make this version of backgammon preferable over its all-leather counterpart. As always, the choice is yours.
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£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 – £5,000.00
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.
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£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!
£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.
£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.
£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.