Testimonials

Many of our customers have kindly written about their purchases, the order process and their enjoyment of the project, we have divided these into products so as to make it easier to find remarks on the item you are looking for. These quotes will also appear in the individual product profiles throughout the site and new testimonials will be added as they are received.

25/01/18 by email; re reversible Scrabble & Backgammon Set

Dear Elliot, I just wanted to drop you a note to say how totally thrilled I am with the Scrabble and Backgammon set that I was surprised with this Christmas! The quality, workmanship, colours and style are superb and we are just delighted as this piece will become a much-admired family heirloom. Many thanks for a fabulous product. J.F., Guernsey

07/11/17 by email; re Custom Monopoly Set

Hi guys, we received the board yesterday and opened it this morning. It looks amazing and everything is perfect! Thanks so much. Now we just have to keep it hidden until Xmas! B.F., USA

05/10/17 by email; re Poker Set

Hello Elliot! Hope your day goes well 🙂 I received the case! It is really amazing. Thank you for the great work. T.C., France

20/09/17 by email; re Monopoly Set

Hi Elliot, I am so happy. What a job you guys have done. Thank you so much, I know where to come in the future and who to recommend everyone to. Kudos to you sir. S.E., UK

14/08/17 by email; re Backgammon Set

This beautifully crafted backgammon board has been a treasured possession for nearly 40 years. It has been much used and hugely appreciated by both young and old, and no doubt will continue to do so for many years to come. J.D., London

23/06/17 by email; re Backgammon Set

The service has been phenomenal; we hugely enjoyed the tour we were given and were fascinated by how the boards were created. Delivery was quick & efficient – Elliot confirmed delivery in the afternoon and the board arrived at 8 am the next day. And the board is beautiful…! D.S., UK

13/06/17 by email; re Doubling cube

Hi Elliot, the cube arrived today. It is magnificent! Thank you so very much. My husband is thrilled with it. He loves the colour, the clarity of the numbers, and the feel in the hand. Thank you so much, Elliot – he is thrilled and I am thrilled he is so pleased. M.P., USA

13/06/17 by email; re Backgammon set

Hi, Elliot, it has just arrived and looks great 🙂 Thank you very much. Will probably christen it with a match against Peter tomorrow! L.P., London

07/06/17 by email; re custom Alligator cufflink box made back in 2015

Just want you to know that I absolutely love this custom made cufflink box. I use it regularly and have really appreciated owning it. Sincerely DT, USA

01/06/17 by email; re Games Cube

Hi Elliot, I just wanted to let you know that we received the table on the yacht!!! You are ahhhmazing! Thank you for getting it to us ahead of schedule. I really appreciate it. The crew on the yacht are wowed! T.B., France

24/05/17 by email; re Backgammon set

I am so glad with my beautiful board. It’s awesome!!! T.H., Germany

23/05/17 by email; re Backgammon set as a gift for his wife

FANTASTIC!!!!! She was VERRY Happy… It just arrived today… Again, THANKS for everything Elliot. Thanks for making my wife’s 50th birthday ever………! J.P., Norway

17/05/17 by email; re custom “vintage” Competition Backgammon to replicate GP 1960’s board

Letting you know the board arrived. It’s really lovely and just what I had in mind. The craftsmanship is superlative. After I break it in a bit I’ll follow up on my ideas for the other board we’ve discussed. Thanks, Max for the outstanding result. T.S., USA

24/04/17 by Facebook

The Hermes of board games… or better. Can’t get enough of these backgammon tables & Scrabble boards. Jean-Michel Decombe.

01/09/16 by email; re Tournament size Backgammon

I just want you all to know that I love my board and think it’s magnificent. Thank you. B.N., Los Angeles

01/09/16 by email; re Tournament size Backgammon in reply to B.N. email below

So happy for you. They are fantastic boards! Phil Simborg, Professional Backgammon teacher, lecturer & player, Chicago.

01/03/16 by email; re Table-Top Backgammons

I thought I should write to tell you how pleased everyone is with the new boards, they set the benchmark for backgammon in London. They will certainly be appreciated at our next big tournament. I.S. RAC Club

17/12/15 by email; re custom Backgammon

Having become increasingly interested in backgammon over the last few years I decided to treat myself to a bespoke backgammon board of the highest quality it was natural to speak to Geoffrey Parker & Co. I’d seen their boards at some tournaments and was impressed. I decided to go to their workshop to see for myself what products were used and how the boards are made. I had a terrific day, met Max and Elliot Parker and many of the team. It was clear that the attention to detail and standard of workmanship were of the highest order.

Choosing colours, materials, designs for the outer board, playing surface, points, checkers, checker inlay and even what to place on my (quirky) two doubling cubes (one with Crawford/Post Crawford) was quite a task. The suggestions, guidance and patience shown by the GP team were fantastic.

As one prone to change my mind (not just whilst playing!) I’m afraid I very frequently wanted to change my choices on nearly all of the above! The communications with Max and his team were superb. Nothing was too much, unusual requests met with enthusiasm and all accommodated without issue.

The result was the delivery of a board which I am truly thrilled with. It will last a lifetime. The finish is fantastic. Some of my choices might not be to everybody’s taste – but that’s the beauty of having a quality product made in a bespoke fashion – you get what you actually want. Mindful of the phrase “all the gear and no idea” I rather doubt that the beauty of the board will do much to improve my prospects of winning! Now that’s a request I forgot to make.

I shall smile every time I open this board. It isn’t cheap, but top workmanship and quality materials seldom are. I can only thank the whole team of talented people at Geoffrey Parker for creating a unique backgammon board I am delighted with. I really enjoyed the whole process from the initial visit to the workshop, through the design to taking delivery. A great job undertaken by a very fine company. Many thanks. M.M. (UK)

12/12/2014 by email; re Monopoly®

Monopoly game terrific! The game was delivered this morning. Fed Ex did a great job getting it rerouted. We opened it tonight and it was better than I had hoped for: superbly crafted, well packaged, a work of art, really. Much more than just a game. I’m sure it will go over big, as we say when my boss opens it at our company Christmas party on Sunday. Thanks so much for making this happen. J.A. (California)

26/08/2014 by email; re Backgammon

I really appreciate the guided tour and insight into the history of Geoffrey Parker Games. Your heritage and traditional values in a modern fast world is a pleasure to see. A very big thank you, to you and your staff for producing a stunning Backgammon board. Eric McAlpine, UKBGF founding member; Quarter Finalist Nordic Open 2014; Runner-Up Consolation World Championship 2014.

22/08/2014 by email; re Backgammon

In June 2012 I picked my 220,000 EURO Mercedes Benz SLS from the dealers’ shop. That was nothing. Today, you have made someone out there very very glad. Thank you! Really well done. Now there is only one problem left … to be a better player. 🙂 M.K. (Germany)

12/06/2014 by email; re Roulette

The Croupier’s rake in is new home in Southern California. Thank you, Max! W.K. (USA)

16/05/2014 by email; re-trade enquiry

The growth of your company is an inspiring story and it is a pleasure to know that such outstanding craftsmanship still is to be found in England. J.M. (USA)

15/05/2014 by email; re Backgammon

You’ll be pleased to know your backgammon boards (I have 3) are played on every evening at home – my 10-year son is beating me all the time. We love them – thank you. G.H. (UK)

28/01/2014 by email; custom Monopoly®

First, I would like to wish you a Healthy and Prosperous 2014. Secondly my profound apologies for not replying earlier, but Mr XXXXXX only opened the Monopoly Box over the Christmas break and he was really impressed with the craftsmanship – as it must have taken great dedication and patience to create the pieces. Mr XXXXXX would also like to convey his thanks for your personal input into making sure the Monopoly set arrived safely. It was a pleasure doing business with your company and would not hesitate to recommend you if the occasion ever arises. You always made sure to keep us informed from start to finish. Once again Max thank you very much for your assistance. L.T. (Australia)

17/12/2013 by email; re Backgammon

I have now received the tabletop backgammon set. I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with it. A stunning piece! I hope my husband will be just as delighted as I am. Many thanks for all your help. Happy Christmas and best wishes. F.O.

07/11/13 by email; re Backgammon

I would like to first thank you for the beautiful backgammon board. The craftsmanship is absolutely exquisite. I have also referred you to one of my customers who will contact you shortly if he has not done so already. A.L.

15/08/13 by email; re Backgammon

Hi, Mr Max, I got the set, and I love it. Thank you. R.Z. (USA)

27/02/13 by email; re-refurbishment of Backgammons for a London gentleman’s club

We played on your refurbished boards last night and I just wanted to tell you that they are transformed and a pleasure to play on, so many thanks indeed for a professional job. I am sure our members and guests will have many years of pleasurable use from them and they are a credit to the craftsmanship of your workshop! R.E-J. (London)

10/05/2013 by email; re Backgammon accessories

Hi, I received the pieces two days ago, and they look wonderful. Thank you and your craftsmen (and women) for your time and efforts. M.K. (Philadelphia)

08/02/2013 by email; re Chess

The chess board was delivered today. And looks great. Thanks very much. T.G. (UK)

31/01/2013 by email; re Backgammon

The board is fantastic, we love it. Thank you. E.L. (UK)

01/11/2012 by email; re Trade Backgammon client

Seldom am I left without anything to say. I have nothing to say. It is just perfect. I love it so much. It is an heirloom. I have never owned anything I wanted to give me grandkids…I didn’t even want grandkids…..Now I do, so I can hand them over the board and say – this was mind for a while, now it is yours, and when you are done, pass it along. Thank you, Max, I am so overwhelmed. N.A. (Sydney, Australia)

01/09/2012 by email; re corporate Backgammon client

Your sets I have bought have gone far and wide – and have been greatly admired. I hung onto the large set which we enjoy a great deal. G.H. (UK)

11/08/2012 by email; re Opera Journals

Max — The little opera journals just arrived and… They. Are. Perfect. Well worth waiting for! The size is ideal, the vintage illustrations are charming — it’s even got that wonderful new-book smell: leather, paper, glue, and ink — the world’s most appealing perfume! I do hope you are getting some vague idea of how delighted I am with your little journals. I will treasure them! l.M. (USA)

07/08/2012 by email; re Backgammon accessories

Fantastic quality !! I realise now that I have to have a Geoffrey Parker board soon. Thanks! J.C. (Sweden)

05/09/2011 by email re Backgammon

I wanted to thank you for the incredible backgammon board that you created for me. It’s one-of-a-kind and I have enjoyed numerous games already. I look forward to many years of enjoyment and will surely be impressed by its beauty and craftsmanship each and every time. Thank you again for your time and effort, it surpassed my expectations. Z.R. (California)

09/08/2011 by email; re Backgammon (2nd sending)

It looks fantastic! Thank you very much for all your hard work with the board. I look forward to a lifetime of enjoyment with it! Z.R. (California)

16/03/2010 by email; re Backgammon

Just received the set. It’s gorgeous. Thank you. M.Z. (London)

16/03/2010 “wow” email; a game table for a yacht

The Subject line of this email says it all. Of course, I had already seen the exterior of this huge-great creation, but until I got into the interior I really had no idea what ultimately to expect. It is absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship is impeccable, the wood colours perfectly matched, the details catch the eye at all times. The scoring circles are a wonderful touch, I can’t wait to get into a full-length match with some worthy opponents. I haven’t been able to bring myself to move it from my terrace to the boat yet. The weight is ridiculous, in practical terms it’s a nightmare, but when one sits in front of this beautiful board for a game and feels the weight of the stones and the sound of them clacking onto the points, it’s almost like an exaggerated version of the game is in play. Which, as you recall when we first started this project, was exactly the point; to capture the ‘wow-factor’. Thank you and thank you to all involved in the project, please pass on my thanks and admiration to everyone concerned. H.S.

24/11/2009 email, re Rubik® Cube

I just wanted to say the leather Rubik’s cube arrived and it is lovely – I couldn’t be happier with it and I’m sure my husband will love seeing it in his stocking for Christmas. Can’t I wait to get back to you in the New Year with regards to a custom backgammon board? J.F. (New York)

20/08/2009 by email; re Backgammon

It was a very frustrating experience having received the perfectly wrapped backgammon set made for me as requested by Nick Foulkes upon my arrival at the Berkeley hotel a few weeks ago, as I decided not to unwrap the box until I got back to my home in Beijing. Having just returned, finally, the very first thing I did is open the package to find this wonderfully beautiful backgammon set. I hereby would like to thank you very much and congratulate you on the excellent and fine craftsmanship that your brand stands for. I will no doubt treasure this set for the rest of my life. Furthermore, I might be in touch with you again at a later date, as I am very tempted to order a backgammon table for my new house, as seen on your website. Maybe I can visit you with nick on my next trip to London? In the meantime, thank you again and if you start having lots of new Chinese clients you will know how they got to know about you :). F.F. (China)

16/08/2009 by email; re Scrabble®

Just to say a big big thank you for the scrabble dictionary. It arrived just in time and I was able to take it with me on my last trip to give to my brother. He loves it and we played quite a few games of Scrabble (i beat him four times, incidentally) on the board. I will definitely use you again when I need beautiful board games!! M.F.

02/07/2009 by email; re game table

Hi….just opened it a few hours ago… it’s amazing, I love it…the big surprise are actually the stones which are amazing with the metal rims, I’ve never seen that…thank you so much for rushing it….it will get a lot of play and I’m sure some referrals will come out of that! Once again, thank you. T.F.

21/03/2009 by email; re OTB Backgammon

Thanks, we have received the board – it is fantastic we are v happy with it! A.D.

21/11/2008 by email; trade customer, re various items

Absolutely LOVE the stuff, it’s even better than I remembered! Thank you. T.B. (London)

07/04/08 by email; re Backgammon

Just a short note to say how pleased I am with our refurbished ‘Asprey’ Backgammon set. Many Thanks to you & your super team there for a great job, also showing Debbie & I around, & making us feel so welcome. Needless to say, we are particularly pleased with the 2 ‘Geoffrey Parker’ Backgammon sets you supplied to us… I’m sure we will be back for a ‘Scrabble’ set & a mouse mat at least! & we will be recommending your quality games to anyone who will listen to us!! Best Regards, BG (UK)

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