Backgammon Sets & Equipment
With so many Backgammon sets available, it is difficult for the discerning buyer to sort the wheat from the chaff. We are here to help. Our Backgammon range comprises the finest quality Backgammon boards from the top game manufacturers, such as Dal Negro, Crisloid and Manopoulos. All are immediately dispatched and a next-day delivery service is available (for England/Wales). The Italian company, Dal Negro, is regarded by many as the world's leading production Backgammon maker. We have a better understanding of their beautifully elegant and practical games than any other retailer.
Tournament 21-inch Backgammon Sets
Our range of excellent quality, full tournament sized (21 inch) Backgammon sets - ideal for competition and serious club play as well as enthusiasts at home.
Blue fabric case and playing surface with leatherette points - part of Dal Negro's Prestige range.
Grey fabric case and playing surface with leatherette points - part of Dal Negro's Prestige range.
Imperfect versions only
Wooden frame with leatherette cover and playing surface; red, white & blue colour scheme.
Connoisseur Backgammon Sets (Typically 19-inch)
Typically 19-inch, these are slightly smaller than full-size / tournament Backgammon sets and are actually favoured by many serious players. They are ideal for the home and we have a large range from leading brands, such as Dal Negro and Manopoulos.
Compact Connoisseur Backgammon Sets (Typically 15-inch)
Compact Backgammon sets that typically measure around 15-inches. Ideal for home and more casual players, but also those with limited space and for travel purposes.
Backgammon Pieces & Accessories
A good range of Backgammon playing pieces / stones and other accessories.
Superb quality Backgammon and Chess tables from luxury Italian brand, Italfama.
Design Backgammon Sets
A selection of uniquely designed and styled Backgammon sets. Ideal for those who like their Backgammon board to stand out.
The Origin of Backgammon
Games of the Backgammon family have been played for thousands of years in all parts of the world and certainly during the Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. The game may derive from the ancient Egyptian game of Senat, which was played on a set of 3 x 12 points with 3 x 6 sided dice. Popular in a variety of forms throughout history, backgammon was probably originally brought to England by men returning from the Crusades. Like many games played for money, Backgammon was unpopular with the authorities in England for centuries and it wasn't until the reign of Elizabeth I that laws prohibiting the "playing of Tables in licensed establishments" were abolished. In the early seventeenth century, backgammon underwent a revival and swept across Europe. Thenceforth, backgammon remained the popular game that we know today. There are different opinions regarding the derivation. Some people believe it derives from 'Baec', meaning back and 'Gamen', which means game. Others believe that it might have been derived from 'Back', which means little and 'Gammon', meaning battle.