Alexandra Llewellyn Snake Marq Backgammon Set upright
Alexandra Llewellyn Snake Marq Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Snake Marq Backgammon Set Detail
Board measure 3.85 x 60 x 10cm when closed. 77 x 60 x 5cm when Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Snake Marq Backgammon Set Box
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Snake Backgammon Set


Infused with romance and a hint of danger, our Snake backgammon board takes us on a journey to the Wild West, with the alluring inhabitants that thrive in the wide-open spaces of North America’s deserts recreated upon the board in exquisite wood marquetry.

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Personalisation Notes

I visited Mexico when I was 17 and the untamed beauty of the desert has always remained with me. It is my dream to visit the American Wild West, so I designed the backgammon set that I would take with me.

Alexandra Llewellyn

SNAKE in detail

  • Size: 77 x 60 x 5cm (Open) 38.5 x 60 x10cm (Closed)
  • Ziricote wood box with signature fastenings
  • Wrapped burgundy and cream calf leather playing pieces and black calf leather shakers

  • Precision laser-cut dice and embossed weighted leather doubling die
  • Personalisation options include laser engraved dates, initials or handwritten message
  • Made in England

An eye for unexpected details

A darkly beautiful tribute to the birthplace of Americana, Alexandra’s beguiling design features three species of snake alongside succulent cacti and a playful monkey crouching in the corner, contemplating how he stumbled upon this unfamiliar terrain.

different woods describe their subjects

Five different woods, including Walnut Burr, Laurel Burr and Bubinga, are used in the creation of our Snake backgammon board, selected for the quality of their grain and how well they interpret the colours, shading and depth of Alexandra’s design.

the art of wood inlay

A wood marquetry expert precision-cuts the different woods into miniature pieces, using the hot sand shading technique to lightly scorch the wood to mimic the flame-like patterning of a python. Each piece is then assembled by hand upon the board, bringing the spiny prickles of the cacti, the delicate petals of a flower and the monkey’s friendly face to life.

Elevate Your Game

Designed to enhance your game of backgammon, semi-precious playing pieces are a luxurious addition to our Signature backgammon sets. Alexandra recommends malachite and red jasper playing pieces to complement her Snake backgammon board, with personalisation of the pieces available.

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Feeling inspired?

Our Signature backgammon boards are the perfect starting point for envisaging a completely unique design for yourself or that special someone. If you have a favourite destination that you would love to see immortalised in a remarkable conversation piece for your home, please get in contact to discuss collaborating with Alexandra on a beautiful, bespoke backgammon board.

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Backgammon board box lids and Stone Playing Pieces can be personalised with laser-engraved initials, dates, or even a short message. You can request engraving during the online checkout process.

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Worldwide Delivery

Complimentary shipping on all orders (for stocked items) to the UK in 3-5 working days. Rest of World 5-7 working days, shipping calculated at checkout. All displayed GBP £ prices include VAT. If your shipping location is outside the UK, the price shown at checkout will exclude VAT.

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Complimentary Gift Wrapping

Every Alexandra Lllewellyn purchase is beautifully gift-wrapped and dispatched in packaging designed to protect and enhance your new game. If the order is a gift, you can write a gift note at checkout. We will remove any paperwork stating the price.

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