Updated: May 9, 2015
Best Backgammon Set - Backgammon Boards:Backgammon can be lots of fun and owning a backgammon set or backgammon board is fairly cheap and will provide hours of entertainment amongst friends and family. Backgammon boards and sets come in a variety of styles including attache, folding box, combo sets, travel sets, table top style, tables, and aluminum. Small travel sets are the cheapest starting at $19.95 while an attache style leather backgammon set can cost $2600+ (that's no typo). The luxury backgammon sets like the Competition Backgammon Set - Model GV16 - Espresso/Conifer ($2650) at Gammonvillage.com is a Geoffrey Parker board made of Dauphin leather. For a more reasonable attache backgammon set check out the The Marquis Backgammon Set ($160) - with suede like playing field, or the The Sterling Backgammon Set ($219.95). Non leather attached style sets are very reasonable at about $45-$60. Our favorite is the USA Tournament Backgammon Set ($229) - a Crisloid board with an American Flag background. The top selling folding box backgammon sets/boards are the Camphor Backgammon Set - 15in. ($80), the Black Inlaid Mahogany/Beechwood Folding Wood Backgammon Set - Medium ($170) and the Red Inlaid Beech Folding Wood Backgammon Set - Medium ($200). I have owned a Portfolio Gammon travel set for years and love its portability and velour interior ($30).
Some of the combo sets are great for trips (where travel space is at a premium). You can get chess, checkers, cribbage, dominoes, and backgammon in one complete carrying case for about $35. A great home version of the combo set is the Camphor Backgammon / Chess / Checkers Combination Set ($190) with solid built wood construction, quality chess pieces and checkers. If you have a game room in your house, perhaps getting a backgammon table is a good idea. The 3339 - Wooden Chess / Backgammon Table ($200) features a unique reversible board and is small enough to be stowed away. A more professional Mahogany 8-in-1 Game Table ($1495) looks great, but takes up lots of space, so you better be dedicated to using it regularly. Table top style backgammon boards are what I prefer for home use and the Dal Negro boards (made in Italy) are the best. Lastly, aluminum folding box backgammon cases have rounded corners and include dice, cups, and checkers for about $99. You can find all these great deals online at Gammonvillage.com or shop at Thechessstore.com and find Neroulia backgammon sets, Hector Saxe backgammon sets, and Manopoulos sets.