£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.
£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.
£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.
£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.
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.