Marilyn Monroe backgammon backgammon board in an Ebony box with Black Marble and Mother of Pearl playing pieces
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Detail
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Detail
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Detail
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Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set


Featuring never-before-seen portraits of the screen legend Marilyn Monroe photographed by renowned fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene. This exclusive limited-edition backgammon board is handcrafted in the UK in the traditional tournament size with the layout designed to be the best scale for play.

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Engraving Backgammon Full-size Box (£480)

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This wonderful series of photos captures the intoxicating blend of childlike innocence and provocative femininity that captivated so many during Marilyn Monroe’s lifetime and continues to do so today.

Alexandra Llewellyn

A world-first

Alexandra was granted exclusive access to the series of archival images by the estate of Milton H. Greene. All but one, which was published in the 1960s, have never been seen in the public domain.


  • Limited edition of 10, featuring exclusive archival images of Marilyn Monroe
  • Size: 77 x 60 x 5cm (Open) 38.5 x 60 x10cm (Closed)
  • Black poplar backgammon board inlaid with brass triangles and engraved with Milton H. Greene’s signature
  • Macassar Ebony wood box with signature fastenings

  • Semi-precious black-veined marble and mother-of-pearl playing pieces, black calf leather shakers, precision laser-cut dice and weighted doubling cube
  • Personalisation options include laser engraved dates, initials or a handwritten message
  • Made in England


During his illustrious career, Milton H. Greene shot nearly 4,000 photos of Marilyn Monroe. The photographer and the actress were great friends, and you can feel the intimacy and ease that existed between them in this charming series of images.


Taken in September 1953, the portraits feature the actress in a negligee, draped in fur, with a delicate diamond bracelet on her wrist. At the time, Monroe had a sprained ankle, so for most of the three-day shoot she posed sitting, kneeling or lying on the floor.


Each backgammon set in this limited series of 10 is engraved with the edition number and Milton H. Greene’s signature, and presented with semi-precious black-veined marble and mother-of-pearl playing pieces.

A radiant beauty

Greene used a 35mm Nikon to capture his subject, creating a wonderful sense of intimacy. The photographs are printed on poplar on the backgammon board, dyed the deepest shade of black, so that Marilyn appears luminescent.


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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