Last updated on October 30, 2022
Deluxe Backgammon is excited to be recommending our first Pickett London backgammon travel set. Pickett is a brand which has grown over the years, but remains a proud manufacturer of luxury leather goods. This particular set is a roll up travel piece, which has been superbly handcrafted from grained Parham calf leather. The set is available in fourteen different colour combinations, far too many to list here. Our favourite colour was the black, red and white pictured below. There is also a bespoke option where you can have the set made in the colour of your choice.
As mentioned, this luxury backgammon set has been handcrafted in England from leather. Parham is a finely grained material, which is supple, but surprisingly durable. The Parham leather has been used for the base and the points, but the playing field is suede. The set is secured for travel by simple leather ties. A nice touch is the weighted leather-covered bar at the tie end to ensure the playing field remains flat whilst playing. However, the supple quality of the leather would allow the set to lay flat anyway.
The roll is reasonably light, just as you would expect for a portable backgammon set. We estimated that it weighed about 800g. The set rolls neatly up into a small package, which is about the size of a travel umbrella (29cm long x 5cm diameter). When rolled out it measures 29cm x 35cm. As a result, the entire package would fit neatly into an overnight bag or hand luggage.
The set comes with a full set of standard acrylic dice and a doubling cube. All of the accessories can be stored in the zipped enclosure at the end of the roll. The checkers are the most amazing part of the accessories. They are nickel bound with leather tops, which is a nice combination. They are stunning and add a touch of refinement to this luxury backgammon set. The checkers also add some weight to the entire package. Individually, they are unlikely to be nudged from their position when playing, because of their weight. Apart from that, they look and feel fantastic.
It is hand-made in England, superbly crafted from the finest leather and the nickel-bound checkers are amazing. This is the perfect gift for any keen backgammon player. As a result, at Deluxe Backgammon we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Pickett Roll Up Backgammon set. RRP £295 at the time of writing.