Backgammon has a long history, and this particular set wears that fact proudly on its playing surface. Carbon-fibre embossed leather, with playing stones inlaid with nickel and leather. The set is handmade by the Geoffrey Parker company, who is also the official supplier to the World Championship of Backgammon. Whiling away the hours over a series of games has never been so refined. Available at Atkinson’s of Vancouver.