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.
Adding a touch of fun & nostalgia to our chess sets; we utilise our printing machine to recreate a series of themed watercolour illustrations onto our luxury leather chess sets. Themed children’s chess sets include J.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. They are all completed with a set of hand-painted crushed stone & resin chessmen.
Those pieces, of course, had a significant price tag especially as the pieces had to be balanced and meet the approval of the venerable United States Chess Federation as to an ideal playing weight. Therefore with the cost of silver and gold, although this was admired by many; few could afford it in its opulent original presentation. So in the mid-eighties, Max experimented like his father with all manner of materials, from a graphite coated aluminium with extra weights but finally finishing in a solid brass with chrome plating, which looks stunning and allowed folk to own this magnificent design themselves without having to break the bank.
The King’s playing pieces; the Rook and Knight are embossed with his crown (the Bishops being divine without allegiance to Crown only to God) and of course, there is a pair of extra Queens as well. The set is hand inlaid throughout in our Dauphin calf leather (see below colour swatch). A slim leather-bound cabinet presents and protects these beautiful pieces set into black felt – a matching inlaid leather chessboard can be ordered separately.
£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.
A modern variation on the classic chess sets of the past. These contemporary chessmen showcase the twinning of metal & leather to stunning effect. Winner of the converted Design Centre award in 1977 for the two sets created for HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
The King’s playing pieces; the Rook and Knight are embossed with his crown (the Bishops being divine without allegiance to Crown only to God) and of course, there are a pair of extra Queens as well. The set is hand inlaid throughout in our Dauphin calf leather. The King stands 57.33 mm / 2.25″ and suits a chessboard chequer size of 45 mm / 1.77″.
£4,175.00 – £5,250.00
Our Bridle Hide backgammon set 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.
£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!
To really complete your Geoffrey Parker chess set – a matching professional Chess clock. Available in all of our Dauphin calf leather colours with contrast trim to colour coordinate with your chessboard these clocks are essential for the avid or professional player.
£2,770.00 – £4,795.00
We offer two sizes of travel Chess case; a full-size attaché or a slim half-sized version. These cases can house the below chess sets. Prices and details are as follows, prices in GB Pounds Sterling.
Full size attaché: 540 x 540 x 90 mm or 21.25″ x 21.25″ x 3.5″ (plus handle/locks).
Half size attaché: 570 x 240 x 55 mm or 22.5″ x 22.5″ x 2.375″ (plus handle/locks).
£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.
£199.00 – £480.00
For extra protection when carrying your precious Geoffrey Parker backgammon board! It goes without saying that once you receive your Geoffrey Parker Backgammon you will want to try and maintain the condition of your board. When travelling or taking your set to The World Championships, we would advise the additional purchase of one of our quilted protective bags.
Custom Backgammon Bag
In addition to the felt drawstring dust bag, we provide with our boards free of charge. Our team can custom make, to order, a special double quilted carrying bag for our boards; which gives protection from scuffing etc. when travelling with your backgammon. It is not suitable though for putting in an aircraft hold or similar without outer boxing and further protection.
£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.
Leather throughout, our Backgammon has magnetic wooden and inlaid leather stones/checkers which are built extra tall to make it easier to play. Miniature Staunton style boxwood chessmen are also magnetised and look handsome atop the inlaid leather chessboard set into the lid of this little case; which in turn is closed with a hidden magnet. Even the “bar” is magnetised so that taken stones/checkers are stable during play. Both chessmen and stones/checkers safely stow within the case while on the move.
All thirteen of our usual Dauphin Calf leather colours can be chosen for this miniature travel set; place a deposit and a member of our design team will be in touch to discuss colour combinations and the fine details of your design.