London based British designer Alexandra Llewellyn creates backgammon boards and custom-made games tables and games, all made in the UK. We stock a collection of our in-house designs that can be available immediately or personalised with engraved or painted messages, initials, and dates. They can also be commissioned with our exquisite semi-precious stone and brass playing pieces.
Alexandra also takes one-off commissions for games tables and games boards. Every detail is created in close conversation with the client, creating a truly original way to commemorate memories and life achievements. Alexandra works with a team of master craftsman in the UK who each specialise in different techniques and materials, making each unique commission an original to be enjoyed by generations to come.
Alexandra has played backgammon all her life, and her love of the game was cemented as a child in Cairo. The rattle of dice on large wooden crate-boards signaled the game in play, as she strolled through the streets with her Egyptian step-grandfather. As she travelled more her interest in backgammon evolved, over countless games. She became enthralled by the idea that board games operate as an independent vocabulary requiring neither common language nor culture, and the idea that games bring people together.
Launched in December 2010, Alexandra Llewellyn Designs embody an exquisitely unique vision of the oldest recorded board game in the world.
'It's undoubtedly the best gift that I've given to someone, and I've wanted to thank you again for your amazing work' 'It is even more wonderful than I imagined, and we are both completely thrilled with it. You have done it all so beautifully; the design, construction etc. I keep on wanting to go back into the room to look at the many exquisite details again.'
'Working with Alexandra Llewellyn to create our personal backgammon board has been a real pleasure. She took inspiration from our lifestyle and created a bold, modern design that we are so proud to play with and have on display. Everyone who sees it is blown away by the quality, creativity and the amount of effort put into the board. Her design, service and attention to detail are second to none and we look forward to one day having a reason to purchase another one from her!'
'I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating a unique, customized work of art for the backgammon lover in my life – it was truly the once-in-a-lifetime gift that I was seeking. Your ability to meld special messages into the design of the backgammon board, your phenomenal attention to detail, and the world-class quality of your work all combined to create a true work of art that will remain a family heirloom for generations to come'
'My husband says it is the most special present he has ever received, and for me it has given me so much pleasure going through the design process with you and then finally giving it to him. Thank you so much; it couldn't be more 'bespoke' and it will be treasured forever.'
Photographs taken at Chilham Castle, Kent
Launched in December 2010, Alexandra Llewellyn Designs embody an exquisitely unique vision of the oldest recorded board game in the world. Alexandra's designs are owned by client's such as Sir Richard Branson, Elle Macpherson, Jacquetta Wheeler, Sony Music, Eden Rock, Mark Ronson and Paloma Faith