|All our backgammon
boards are of the highest quality, and if looked after properly a backgammon board should
provide years of use.
backgammon sets come complete with 30 checkers, 2 cups, 4 dice and doubling
cube. CD sets only have 30 checkers and 2 dice.
is the advantage of inlaid points?
A. Backgammon Shop has several ranges of backgammon
sets with inlaid points, the Ultra's, the Pennant's, the FTH's and wooden
sets. Inlaid points provide the ultimate "level playing field" -
some people say that they are "as smooth as a baby's b*****". One
thing is for certain, once you have discovered just how nice the are to play
on, nothing else will ever do - go on "get hooked", either on
Velveteen, Felt, Leather or Wood.
Beware when you compare
our backgammon boards with those sold by others.
The Amazon range (Table or Table-Top models) have 'printed points'. Do not
confuse these backgammon sets with printed points, with those sold on other
websites, which typically have sewn points (as do our standard Economy models). Boards with sewn points have lower quality handles and locks. Most
websites that sell the standard boards have poor descriptions (or none), small pictures and prices that are ALWAYS
considerably higher than our "Price Beater" Economy models.
is the advantage of printed points?
A. Backgammon Shop has developed the unique process of printing the
points directly onto the *velour playing surface to provide the highest
levels of quality for most of our low and medium priced boards. This ensures the perfect
playing pleasure, which was until recently only obtainable with handmade (high priced)
boards, where attention to detail, quality and come first.
Printed points ensure a completely flat playing surface, this means that you no longer
will catch your fingernail on or under a badly sewn point, no more skewed or cocked dice,
no more unsightly broken or loose points or missing tips, gone are the days when small
inquisitive kiddies fingers want to find out what is under the plastic point.
The attention to quality does not stop with printed points! All these boards have hand
moulded attaché briefcase handles (not to be confused with many similar priced boards
with the flimsy 'strap' handles), solid brass ball bearing locks, and solid brass hinges.
The traditional backgammon set.
If you prefer a backgammon board with sewn points, a 'strap' handle, plated alloy locks and
hinges, take a look at our 'Economy' models - available in three
18" Large backgammon set - 18 inch or 46 cm.
15" Medium backgammon set - 15 inch or 37 cm.
11" Small backgammon set - 11 inch or 28 cm.
Complete with 30 backgammon checkers, 2 oval
backgammon cups, 4 dice, 1 doubling cube AND one very
cheap backgammon price that really puts our competitors prices to shame. Now you know the difference,
you should do yourself a favour a feel the quality!
*Definition of velour/velveteen.
Various types of closely shaved (napped) fabric; velvet-like fabrics used chiefly for
clothing and upholstery.
The size of the board.
We refer to its size when open. So in the case of the 'Amazon' models
make sure you have a large enough table to put it on - these are Extra Large
All our backgammon equipment,
boards, sets, tables, dice, books, software and any products relating to the backgammon
game are guaranteed against faults in production. In fact all our
products will be replaced free of charge (this includes return shipping) with any
When did you last give
someone a present?
A backgammon set makes a great present.
Thinking of making your
own backgammon set?
When asking the
questions - how to make a backgammon table - how to make a backgammon set
- making a backgammon board or making a backgammon table, the first
consideration should always be what size checkers are required and where
can they be bought. Once building the board has started it is usually to
late or very difficult to alter things if the size of checker required is
not available. Checkers should fit snugly into the checker compartments
and should fit the playing surface without large gaps between the
to view checker chart (it is at the bottom of the next page that
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