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’.
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.
Personalising your Monopoly
Utilise the design of Monopoly® to customise this classic family game to showcase your personal life, achievements or business success. We’ve made various luxury versions of Monopoly® for retiring CEOs, customer’s birthdays, wedding gifts & many more, these sets are the ultimate personalised Monopoly®. Should you require custom tokens please ask our team who will create these for you in Sterling Silver or Sterling Silver Gilt.
MONOPOLY® © 2003 Hasbro International Inc. Manufactured under license by Geoffrey Parker Games Ltd. All rights reserved. Licensed by Hasbro Consumer Products & 3D Licensing Ltd. Design © Geoffrey Parker Games Ltd, 2007.
£3.00100% clay professional casino Roulette, Poker & Blackjack chips.Provided in rolls of 25.
Handmade leather compartment, crafted to fit the very popular Excalibur Backgammon timer.
Our Craftsmen & Women will need to know the size of backgammon you have and the leathers you would like this timer tray to be made from. Custom sized trays can be configured at your request.
£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.
£290.00 – £300.00
Handmade to order, bound in our luxury calf leather. These special executive desk gifts are an excellent addition to any office. Choose contrasting colours for the interior and exterior of the Tic Tac Toe set, the pieces are hand cut and ‘sandwiched’ to a piece of English bridle hide. The base of the set is trimmed in our non-slip suedette.
£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.
£515.00 – £630.00
Simple yet elegant; our collection of Domino boxes are all you need for an evening of fun with friends. Geoffrey Parker offers two types of leather-bound boxes, our sole luxury Domino box or a Domino & Cribbage set. Our Domino & Cribbage set is supplied in two versions; one with acrylic pegs and the other with luxury sterling silver & silver-gilt pegs. All sets are handmade with felt interiors and non-slip suedette bases.
Choose your colours and style, once submitted our team will begin custom making your Domino set.
£555.00 – £7,630.00
Our custom monopoly makes for a perfect, personalised wedding gift or family favourite. Include images, favourite football teams & family ocasions.
Printed on leather and backed with suede, our printed monopoly still has a super luxurious feel but with a traditional box to fold away.
MONOPOLY® © 2003 Hasbro International Inc Manufactured under license by Geoffrey Parker Games Ltd. All rights reserved. Licensed by Hasbro Consumer Products & 3D Licensing Ltd. Design © Geoffrey Parker Games Ltd, 2007.
LUXURY CHESS SET
Our luxury chess set is perfect for a player of any skill level; for those who love a game in the evening to those who play competitively.
Handmade in our Essex workshops these stunning and vibrant chess set are nothing short of beautiful; created to stay on display they can take pride of place in your living room inviting everybody to play.
STAUNTON CHESS SET
This stunning board features our classic Staunton chess set which works harmoniously with this beautiful piece of leatherwork. This luxury chess board features a printed leather chess board with a 51mm chequer sits inside the plinth which then is lifted up to store the 3.75″ triple weighted chessmen stowed snugly in their individual black felt compartments.
As with all our products, this board is handmade to order. This enables us to offer a high level of customisation, but it does take time to make.
3.75 Triple Weighted Staunton Chess
£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.
£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.
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.
£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.