Solid Walnut case with brass stringing and brass detailing throughout. Custom inlaid leather interior. Brass checkers with inlaid leather. Brass & Walnut shakers with inlaid leather. Exploded Doubling Cube is cast solid brass. Complete with precision dice.
Bone Club Backgammon Boards
Luxury backgammon boards designed and built it the UK. Luxury backgammon boards hand crafted producing the board of your dreams. Bone Club won the UKBFG Board Designer of the Year 2019.
A Bone Club backgammon board is as breath taking as it is an exquisite gaming experience. A true joy to look at and to play on. Our backgammon outer cases are either leather or wood. Choose from our huge range of over 100 leather colours. Timbers include; Zebrano, oak, olive, ‘pale moon’ ebony, Mexican rosewood, walnut, padauk, purpleheart and yew.
Playing surfaces can be crafted from inlaid calf leather or printed leather. Both will ensure a luxury finish and a fast playing surface for an exciting game of backgammon. Checkers can be crafted in acrylic, wood or metal. Usually these are internally weighted and inlaid with leather. A delight in the hand and great to slide.
The exclusive and unique personalised “exploded” doubling cube is the ultimate showpiece. A guaranteed talking point. To complete the personalisation, finish your board with your initials, company logo, family name or symbol.
Let the good times roll!
Backgammon Boards Made in England
Bone Club luxury backgammon boards are crafted in Lancashire, England. The UK backgammon boards are crafted in many factories for different stages of the build.
Initially the design phase agrees on a sturcture, layout, materials and colour. Personialised elements are decided upon such as initials on a cube or a logo on the bear off tray. Our leathers are produced in the UK and come in many colour options.
The case is then built. Usually ash for leather boards. The cases of the wooden boards are crafted from more decorative timbers such as walnut, zebrano, ebony and many more.
Cases are wrapped for leather boards. Next the hinges, locks, latches and decorative elements added. The field is inlaid usually made from 3 colours of leather. Internal walls and skinners are fit. Wooden boards are sprayed with laquer and leather boards are finished with leather conditioner.
Wooden shakers are turned using contrasting materials such as ebony and oak. Checkers are turned, either from Aluminium, Brass or timber. Checkers can be nickel plated. Cubes are either turned or cast in a relevant material. Precision dice are imported from the USA.
Truly custom made backgammon boards.
What is Backgammon?
To win at Backgammon you need both luck & strategy. The dice can determine the outcome of the game however the best player will always win over a longer number of games. This actually means the best backgammon player in the world could be beaten by a novice in one game but never in a series of games. Players move their checkers round the board depending on the number on the dice. You have to put your checkers in the best position to allow you to beat your opponent by bearing off your checkers first. The doubling cube allows players to double the stakes (money, points, bananas etc) during the game.
Backgammon can be enjoyed at many different levels for the 7 year old child being taught by his grand parent to the grand master winning world championships. The game can be played at any level from simple race games to incredibly advanced mathmatical solutions and strategies.
It’s a great social game and we guarantee you if you open up a backgammon board whilst on your travels you’ll soon be making some more fiends.
Why Bone Club?
The two player dice game ‘backgammon’ is thought to be 5000 years old to archaeological discoveries in the Jiroft culture, of Persia. Going back many years the dice, the checkers and the board itself were made from BONES.
The use of bones for divination is a common part of many shamanistic rituals. Shamanism is, as Mircea Eliade calls it, an “archaic technique of ecstasy.” Since bones can be reanimated, they play a critical role in the ritual of the death and rebirth of the holy man.
Find a review of our old style house boards by 2 time World Champion Bill Robertie