For anyone interested in a new backgammon board, the ‘Merchandise’ sub-section of the U.K. Backgammon Federation (UKBGF) website is probably the most suitable starting point.
This gives links to several renowned board makers, including Geoffrey Parker whose boards are used in many major tournaments worldwide.
Geoffrey Parker also sells accessories like dice, scorecards and a timer.
For a bigger range of supplies, often at cheaper prices, Chris Ternel’s U.K. based Backgammon and Board Games Shop is a good online source.
For those wishing to see a limited range of boards and accessories in a fairly local shop, there is
Chess & Bridge at 44 Baker Street, London W1U 7RT
|Recommended Backgammon Books|
|The Backgammon Book (Hardback Edition)||1970||Oswald Jacoby & John Crawford||For the history|
|Backgammon*||1976||Paul Magriel||Still the bible of the game|
|Vision Laughs at Counting with Advice to the Dicelorn||1978||Danny Kleinman||All of Kleinman’s book are worth reading|
|The Doubling Cube Volume 1||1982||Jeff Ward||Out of Print|
|Advanced Backgammon – Volume 1||1991||Bill Robertie|
|Advanced Backgammon – Volume 2||1991||Bill Robertie|
|How to Play Tournament Backgammon||1993||Kit Woolsey|
|New Ideas in Backgammon||1996||Kit Woolsey & Hal Heinrich|
|Modern Backgammon||2001||Bill Robertie|
|Classic Backgammon Revisited*||2001||Jeremy Bagai|
|The Backgammon Encyclopaedia – Volume 1||2002||Kit Woolsey||Out of Print|
|What Colour is the Wind?||2002||Chris Bray|
|Backgammon Boot Camp*||2004||Walter Trice|
|Backgammon Praxis – Volumes 1 & 2||2005||Marty Storer|
|Second Wind||2007||Chris Bray|
|Backgammon to Win*||2007||Chris Bray|
|Backgammon Problems||2008||Mike Corbett|
|Wind Assisted||2010||Chris Bray|
|What’s Your Game Plan?||2011||Mary Hickey & Marty Storer|
|Backgammon Funfair||2012||Raymond Kershaw||For fun rather than for pure learning|
|The Wind of Change||2013||Chris Bray|
|In The Game Until The End Volume II||2014||Bob Wachtel|
|Conquering Backgammon*||2015||Ed Rosenblum|
|Backgammon – From Basics to Badass*||2015||Marc Brockman Olsen|
|Backgammon in the Wind||2016||Chris Bray|
|The Backgammon Encyclopaedia – Volume 2||2017||Kit Woolsey|
* Top 6 as recommended by Chris Bray, Captain of the Roehampton Club
Chris Bray’s own books can be sourced via his own website:
Ray Kershaw can provide copies of his own book, signed (of course!)
Many of the other books can be sourced from Flintbg:
If in doubt or needing to discuss any books in more detail, please speak to Ray.