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Aztec Backgammon Set


Inspired by Alexandra’s adventures in Latin America, the jewel-like tones of our Aztec marquetry backgammon set translate the colours and patterns that are omnipresent everywhere from Mexico to Chile in intricate, beautifully considered wood inlay.

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Engraving Backgammon Full-size Box ($530)

A date, initials or personal message.
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Personalisation Notes

The Aztec board is a showcase of my love for wood marquetry. The tessellated nature of the design highlights the unique qualities of the different woods, juxtaposing not just the colours, but the grain directions and lustres too. As I continue to explore the possibilities of marquetry, the more I appreciate how the tiniest of details, like rotating a piece of wood just a few degrees, can have a profound effect on a design.

Alexandra Llewellyn

DECO in detail

  • Size: 77 x 60 x 5cm (Open) 38.5 x 60 x10cm (Closed)
  • Sustainable marquetry woods include Satin Walnut, Satinwood, Black Bolivar, Blue Madrona Burr and dyed Tulipwoods
  • Satin Walnut box with signature fastenings

  • Semi-precious Red Jasper and Black Obsidian playing pieces, black calf leather shakers and precision-cut dice
  • Personalisation options include laser engraved dates, initials or handwritten message
  • Made in England


Alexandra has a skill for combining woods to complement and enhance one another, using the different colours, lustres and grains to bring the block patterns to life upon the board. The layout of the board is more traditional, with tessellated marquetry triangles inlaid into a sleek, black poplar board, reducing distractions for the more serious player.


Choosing the woods and colours was central to the design, which comprises thousands of miniature pieces, individually inlaid by hand in alternate directions by a marquetry master. Much thought has gone into the position of every piece of wood to ensure the light catches it differently, creating a beautiful shimmering effect.


The Aztec backgammon set is presented with luxurious playing pieces, handcrafted from semi-precious stones. Alexandra personally chose the contrasting ornamental stones – Red Jasper and Black Obsidian – to complement the bold colours on the board.

A celebration of craftsmanship

The Aztec backgammon set is brought to life by artisans based in the UK who are highly skilled in time-honoured crafts, including a leather artist, master joiner and inlay expert. Finished with hand-applied gloss lacquer, the high-shine playing surface accentuates the rich colours, textures and grains of the different woods.


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

All orders (for stocked items) are shipped within 2-5 working days.  Personalisation will be an additional 7 days.   Shipping charges can be viewed here.  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 Llewellyn purchase is beautifully 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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