"I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors, but I think that God's got a
sick sense of humor and when I die I expect to find Him laughing..."
German handicraft, available in many different sizes, colors and designs. The 50mm checkers is a marvel to play with, smooth, perfect weight and slides amazingly over the felt surface. The pips are sewed in. I opted for the oval shakers but round are available as well.
Precision dice and cubes are also available in several different colors and sizes.
In my board (pictured) I also opted for the corner pockets for the cube, as to not block the checkers when bearing off.
Communications with FTH Backgammon is fast and flawless and they are very willing to listen to all your adaption needs.
HERE are some pictures of FTH boards
The legendary boards from Geoffrey Parker, the board you can either spend half a fortune for or just go and win the World Championship or the Nordic Open, some of the tournaments sponsered by Geoffrey Parker
This is, in my opinion, as good as it gets and I can't recommend it enough, even though it IS a big bunch of cash to put up... Start saving and decide on your colors, this is the board you want to have...
I have some pics collected HERE
The latest addition among boardmakers and perhaps the most techically advanced board, with easily replaced surface, a cube thats doubling (hehe) as box for your dice
Many choice of colors and extras, such as the baffle box and the carrying case shows how thought thru this board is...
"By backgammonplayers, for backgammonplayers"
P-40 promises great value for your money and I frequently use mine as a travelboard.. also check out the ceramic checkers.. awesome !
Germany knows quality and Gammoner might well be number one in german backgammon boards, and perhaps even world wide, value for money / luxury / playability weighed together
I opted for FTH which is similar in design, feel and look at a bit better price, but as with everything, or most things, the price is there for a reason
Check out Gammoner before you decide on what board you want or you will wish that you had
PS. Gammoner is my overall winner on price/quality etc.
Colorful, designer boards from France, available from pocket size to portable, travel and all the way to tournament size or even as a complete furniture
Hector Saxe is one of the boardmakers that sticks out in the crowd, why dont get a case in fur (fake) or in a neon colour of choice instead of the traditional black
I paid them a visit in the workshop in Paris and took a few pictures, HERE