About Geoffrey Parker Games

Makers of the World's
finest Board Games

Founded by Geoffrey in 1958, Geoffrey Parker Games started making miniature leather-bound poetry & literature books. Since then we’ve grown as a company and become synonymous with luxury board games, games tables & custom projects.

 

Geoffrey Parker Games is now in its third generation yet still thrives on the same principles as when it first started. Today, it’s run by Elliot and Max Parker who still believe in high quality, exquisite craftsmanship and market-leading designs. Geoffrey first created our leather backgammon set in 1961. Since then, the design has been copied a number of times, but none of these copies compare to the original…
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Elliot & Max Parker

Custom Games Since 1958

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Traditional Craftsmanship

We believe every person has an individual style. So why should every product be the same? We make all of our products by hand, meaning  you can customise almost every element of it. After all, board games are personal.Elliot ParkerSales Director

In recent years we’ve modernised the business but kept the fundamentals the same. We now offer online shopping but still believe customer service is key. While you may place the order online, all of the customisations are discussed with a member of our team. You will still receive our first class service & the product of your dreams.

Geoffrey Parker Games Historical Moments

Our company history is rather long; Geoffrey had a very interesting life, from Squadron Leader of an elite squadron during WW2, to his pig farming days. We’ve summarised a selection of notable events on our time line & below is our company movie where you can learn all about the company, our team and the projects we have been involved in…

1958

Geoffrey founded his company in Wimbish, Essex, making miniature leather-bound books after the war to supplement his income breeding pigs.

1961

In 1961 Richard Dunhil, current Life President of the World famous luxury  Dunhill brand, asked Geoffrey to make him a chess set. This was just the beginning of Geoffrey & his team making board games.

1972

From that first Chessboard, Backgammon was the next obvious luxury game where precise inlaying was de rigueur. By the early Seventies, the Company had already established itself as No.1 in The World for luxury board games. This culminated in Chess when Geoffrey was commissioned to make the leather boxes and chessboards for the famous Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer’s 1972 World Championship battle in Reykjavik, Iceland.

1977

As Geoffrey’s son Max started his career he decided to join the family business. In 1977 Max joined the business and started working closely alongside his father.

2000

After a long and happy life, in 2000, Geoffrey passed away leaving a legacy of luxury products and fine craftsmanship. To this day the business still lives in the grounds of Geoffreys’s farm house.

2012

In 2012 Geoffrey’s grandson, and Max’s son, Elliot, joins the family business working alongside his father like the generation before him.

2018

Geoffrey’s son, Max begins a new venture; a luxury B&B leaving much of the day to day running of the company in Elliot’s capable hands.

A testament to our craft; celebrities, musicians, World leaders, sportsmen, professionals & major brands are amongst our 60+ year customer list...

With over a 60-years experience & knowledge in leatherwork, our expertise are second to none. Our craftsmen and women are trained in-house over a period of five years. While the basic training may take five years, our skills and expectation of perfection can take a lifetime to master and become a top craftsman/woman at Geoffrey Parker Games.

Every product we make is a custom piece; whether you wish to choose your colours, add a logo or emboss a special message. Our craftsmen work hard to ensure no matter what you order, you’re always in awe when it’s delivered. Custom designs are also encouraged, from custom boxes to luxury packaging projects.

Due to the custom nature of our luxury games, many hold personal information or our designs are subject to NDAs, however, we can share a small handful of client’s who we have had the pleasure to make for over our history:

Meet Our Team

Max Parker | Geoffrey Parker

Max Parker

CEO
Elliot Parker | Geoffrey Parker

Elliot Parker

SALES DIRECTOR
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Millie Burke

MARKETING MANAGER

With over 40 years experience in the luxury sector, Max has run Geoffrey Parker for a few decades and has since passed on the reins to his son & third generation Parker, Elliot. He is still involved in designs and his wealth of knowledge is second to none.

Versed in sales & customer service, Elliot runs the company on a day-to-day basis and undertakes the majority of design work. Elliot works directly with clients, designers & on collaborations to achieve the individual design aspirations of our clients.

Handling all aspects of brand development and marketing for Geoffrey Parker along with customer liaison, Millie has skills beyond her years. Millie is the driving force behind the modernisation of the company, for all press enquires you are in safe hands with Millie.

Brands & Collaborations

Over the years, Geoffrey Parker has established a reputation as the top English game maker & this reputation has not gone unnoticed. As a result, our talents have been showcased alongside many brands which we are delighted to have worked alongside. If you have a project you would like to collaborate on or to stock our games please contact our team of designers.

From world-renowned retailers like Harrods to boutique stores that have found a niche market in their part of the globe. Geoffrey Parker is delighted to work alongside each and every trade customer forging relationships & unique games for years to come. Below is a link to a small list of our wholesale & trade customers:
Our team of designers is often tasked with custom projects for corporate clients that range from luxury packaging projects to executive gifts. Within the below list of clients, you will notice our expertise applies to an array of companies from Bentley Motors to William Grant & Son. To view our client list click the below button.

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Individual Commissions

Royalty, stars of stage and screen, industrials, business magnets and the great and the good

Abramovich, Roman (businessman & Chelsea FC) Fischer, Bobby (World Chess Champion) Rice, Sir Tim (lyricist)
Akiko (2014 Backgammon World Champion) Forbes, Emma (TV presenter) Rolling Stones, The
Bardells. Peter  (Australia - Fosters lager) Foulkes, Nick (Journalist, writer & bon-viveur) Ross, Diana (singer)
Bath, Lord (7th Marquess of Bath) Fry, Stephen (Actor) Sabet, Charles (1985 Wolrd Backgammon Champion)
Beardsley, Peter (footballer) Goldsmith, Ben (environmentalist) Schumacher, Michael (F1 World Champion)
Becker, Boris (Grand Slam tennis player) Goldsmith, Lady Annabel (socialite) Schwarzenegger, Arnold (actor & politician)
Biffa, Richard (waste disposal business) Grant, Hugh (actor) Schwimmer, David (Actor)
Blacketer, Paul (ex fireman) Green, Sir Philip & Lady (businessman) Scott, Sir Ridley  (Director, Prometheus)
Blanc, Raymond (restauranteur) Grunwald, Alan (Backgammon Champion) Seinfeld, Jerry
Branson, Sir Richard (businessman) Hall, Jerry (model & actress) Sharif, Omar (actor)
Bridge, Wayne (footballer) HM Queen Elizabeth II SheikhZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (ruler of UAE)
Byrne, Ed (comedian) HRH The Prince of Wales Spassky, Borris (World Chess Champion)
Caring, Richard (business & restauranteur) Jagger, Sir Mick (musician) Sugar, Lord (businessman & TV personailty)
Clapton, Eric (musician) Jay-Z (musician/writer) Sultan of Brunei
Clarkson, Kelly (singer) Khan, Jemima (writer & campaigner) Svobodny, Michael (World Backgammon Champion)
Combs, Sean a.k.a. Puff Daddy (musician/entrepreneur) Laiberte, Guy (Cirque du Soleil) Terry, John (footballer)
Derapaska, Oleg (Russian industrialist) Magriel, Paul (World Backgammon Champion) Trickett, Sam (Professional Poker player)
Ducasse, Alain (restauranteur) Mochizuki, Masayuki  a.k.a. Mochy (World Backgammon Champion) Trump, Donald (businessman)
Ecclestone, Bernie (F1 impresario) Murdoch, Elizabeth (Media) Turner, Anthea (TV presenter)
Evans, Simon (comedian) Murdoch, Lachlan (media) Turner, Swasie, MBE (fund raiser & writer)
Farleigh, Richard (businessmen & Dragons Den) Otedola, Femi (Nigerian business) Vettel, Sebastian (F1 World Champion)Wonder, Stevie (musician)
Fernandez, Adrian (Champion racing driver)

Luxury Trade Customers

Luxury brands, department stores, jewellers, museum & bookshops, galleries, clothiers, speciality shops, mail order & e-commerce.

Global luxury brands

Jewellers & Silver/Goldsmiths

Specially Stores

Asprey  Anthony Holt (UK) Alports (USA)
Cartier British Silverware (UK) Beverly Hills Luggage (USA)
Caviar House East India Company Cabbages & Kings (USA)
Chanel Francis-Orr (USA) Camalier & Buckley (USA)
Connolly Fred (Worldwide group) Chic by Design (USA)
Davidoff  Garrard Crown Jewellers (London) Conway & Gower (Caribbean)
Dunhill  Hamilton & Inches (UK) Conran Shop
Gucci Henry Birks (USA) Cruikshank (New Zealand)
Lalique  Henry Ozenoff (NYC) David Linley (London)
Louis Vuitton J.E. Caldwell (USA) Dinoffer (NYC)
Mulberry Kittinger (USA) DR Harris (London)
Ralph Lauren  Konstantin Lavin (London) Edouard Cassegain (Caribbean)
Smythson  Mappin & Webb (UK) Elizabeth's Staircase (USA)
Tiffany Monica Vinader Eximious (London)
Venice Simplon Orient Express Pall Mall Goldsmiths (London) Five Story (NYC)
Rivoli Group (Middle East) General Trading Company (London)

Department stores

Shreve Crump & Low (USA) Gift Library (London)
Bergdorf Goodman (NYC) Simms Jewellers (USA) Gift Vault (London)
Bloomingdales (NYC) Spink & Son Ghurka (USA)
Brown Thomas (Ireland) Theo Fennell (London) Henri de Monspey (Russia)
David Jones (Australia) Hunting World (USA)
FOA Schwartz (NYC)

Clothiers

JZ Rose (USA)
Fortnum & Mason (London) Aquascutum (London) Le Neouid Papillon
George's of Melbourne Arnold & Arnold (USA) Magazin Kuznestky (Russia)
Gumps (USA) Austin Reed (London) Mark Cross (USA)
Hamleys (London) Browns of South Moulton Street (London) Marshall Rousso (USA)
Harrods (London) Button Down (USA) Mary Mahoney (USA)
Holt Renfrew (Canada) Carroll & Co (Beverly Hills) Masters Bermuda (Caribbean)
Jenners (Edinburgh) Degand (Brussels) Monc XIII
John Lewis Partnership (UK) Dempsey & Carroll (USA) Nat Sherman (NYC)
L.S. Ayres of Indiana (USA) Gieves & Hawkes (London) Pacific Coast (USA)
Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) Hackett (London) Pegasus (USA)
Liberty(London) Henry Bucks (Australia) Philip Warner (NYC)
Lord & Taylor (USA) Hildich & Key (London) Pullman Gallery (London)
Louis of Boston Huntsman (London) Radnor Research (USA)
Macy's (USA) Jack Henry (USA) Rivoli/Triangle (Kazakhstan)
Marshall Field (USA) Maharishi (London) Roots (USA)
Neiman Marcus (USA) Moxon's of Huddersfield Rose Tree Cottage (USA)
Nordstrom (USA) New & Lingwood (London) Sagil (Paris)
Robinsons (USA) Rick Pallack (USA) Salutations (USA)
Saks Fifth Avenue (USA) Rosenthall Truitt (USA) Sam Flax (NYC)
Selfridges (London) Ross Gordon (USA) Sara Vincci (NYC)
Simpsons Piccadilly (London) Royal Ascot (USA) Scully & Scully (NYC)
Ted Baker (London) Teresa St Claire (USA)

Concierge & Events

Vincci (London) Thistles (USA)
Bokks (London) Thomas Goode (London)
Mememto (London) Game shops & suppliers Trimminglam's Bermuda (Caribbean)
Quintessentially (Worldwide) Au Naim Bleu (Paris) Turner & Thom (UK)
Smyle (UK) Blatt Billiards (NYC) Twigs (USA)
Games Room Company (UK) Vivre (NYC)

Equestrian, Shooting & Fishing

Gammon Village (USA) Wedding Lits Co (London)
Abercombie & Fitch (USA) House of Staunton (USA) Whitney Shop West (USA)
Bisley Shooting Ground (UK) Just Games (London William & Son (London)
Holland & Holland (London) Jaques (UK)
Kauffmans (NYC) Richmond Bridge Club (UK)

Interior Designers

M.J. Knoud (NYC) Studio Anne Carlton (SAC) Alison Henry (UK)
Purdey & Sons (London) Troy's Chess Shoppe (USA) Archant Design (London)
Swaine Adeney Brigg (London) US Chess Federation (USA) Arts & Co (London)
WH Gidden (London) Zontic Games (USA) CADA (South Africa)
CanDoCan (London)

Bookstores

Leathergoods

Candy & Candy (London)
Barnes & Nobel (USA) Alma (London) Capital Interiors (London)
Dillons (UK) Bill Amberg (UK) Carolyn Parker Design (UK)
Foyles (London) Connolly (London) Casamanara (Monaco)
Halls of Kansas (USA) Foster & Son (London) CMW Living Style (Dubai)
Harvard Co-Op Lederer de Paris (NYC) Coulisse (Belgium)
Hatchards (London) Marshall (UK) Des Salettes Interiors (UK)
Jarrolds (UK) Pickett (London) Design West (UK)
Politico's (UK) Revelation (London) Fiona Pont Architecture (Switzerland)
Rizzoli (USA) T. Anthony (NYC) Fresh Fruit Design (Channel Islands)
Scribner (USA) Tanner Krolle (London) Full Scale (USA)
Waterstones (UK) Thomas Lyte (London) Haus & Garten (Germany)
Helen Green (London)

Mail order & e-Commerce

Hill House Interiors (London)
20 Ltd (London) HTP Maxium (Germany)
Anna Dempsey Intarya (London)
Artedona (Germany) Interior Supply Co (London)
Beckford (UK) Jane Berko Design (London)
Couturelab (London) Katharine Pooley (London)
Horchow Collection (USA) La Bombarda (Saudi Arabia)
Lillian Vernon (USA) Livvy Designs (UK)
M'oda 'Operandi Luiz De Basto Designs (USA)
Savoir-Faire (London) Midad Group (Saudi Arabia)
MS Art Consultants (NYC)
Neal Jones Furniture (UK)
Nicky Drummond Brady (London)
Nina Campbell (London)
Original Design Partnership (London)
Patsy Blunt Interiors (UK)
Percy Bass (London)
Purple Design (London) 
Restall Brown & Clennell (UK)
Rug Company (London)
Secretcape (London)
Serena Williams-Ellis (London)
Settrington Interiors (UK)
Stelio Karageorgiou (Greece)
Taylor Howes Design (London)
VST (Athens)
White House (UK) 
William Yeoward (London)

Luxury Corporate Commissions

Casinos, gaming clubs, interior designers, yacht/private jet chandlers & designers, corporate gift houses, hotels/restaurants, concierge & event companies, corporations & luxury car Marques, charities.

Corporations

Hotels & Restaurants

Vintners, Distillers & Perfumeries

American Express Blue Vinny Restaurant (UK) Buchanan's Whiskey
British Petroleum (BP) Bvlgari Hotel (London) Glenfiddich Whiskey
Carphone Warehouse China Grill (NYC) Henry Jacques Parfume
Cirque du Soleil Das Kranzbach Hotel (Germany) Stolichnaya Vodka
Creations Henry Jaques Perfume Driftwood (UK) Teacher's Whiskey
Global radio Grosvenor House Hotel (London) The Balvenie
JCB Hotel de Paris (Monaco) Royal Vintners Company
JC Decaux Intercontinental Group (Worldwide) Museums, Galleries & Institutions
JP Morgan Kobe Club (NYC) Art Institute of Chicago (USA)
Motorola La Grenouille (NYC) Carnegie Hall (NYC)
News International Le Manoir aux Quat Saison (UK) Dallas Opera (USA)
Ram Data Mansfield Hotel, Elgin (Scotland) Dove Cottage (Cumbria)
Reiji Palmeraie Group (Morocco) Folger Shakespeare Library
Trump Organisation Sanctum Soho (London) Keats House (Hampstead)
Virgin  The Dorchester (London) Keats Shelley Memorial Association
Casinos & Clubs The Savoy (London) Kennedy Center (Washington DC)
Annabel's Club Tom Aikens (London) Museum of London
Aspinall's Club Corporate Gift Houses/Design Agencies/ Pierpont Morgan Library
Buck's Club Marketing Houses Royal Academy
Crockfords Bravado International Royal Opera House (London)
Fitzdares Bookmarkers Dario's (Germany) Royal Shakespeare Company
George's Club Here Designs (UK) Rydal Mount (Cumbria)
Keiger Casino (Singapore) IdeaZeit (UK) San Francisco Opera (USA)
Les Ambasadeurs Inkerman (UK) Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC)
London Backgammon Championship Inkorporate (UK) Victoria & Albert Museum (London)
London Clubs International Who Designs (UK) Super Yacht & Private Jet designers, builders & brokers
MCC (cricket club) Car Marques & Motor Racing AJW Aviation
Playboy Aston Martin Lagonda Andrew Winch Designs
RAC Club Bentley Motors Aston Pinkton Group
Stanley leisure Formula One™ Camper & Nicholson
Storm Casino Group (Russia) Jaguar Capital Jets
The Ritz Club McLaren Cavendish White
Wolrd Backgammon Tournament Nissan Detail Super Yachts
World Series of Backgammon Renault F1 Edminston
Craft workshops & cabinet/furniture makers Volvo Jonathan Fawcett
Alan Englefield (UK) Royal Patronage Masters
Archer & Smith (UK) Highgrove National Marine
Barnsley Workshop (UK) Prince of Wales Office Shore Solutions
Christopher Clark Workshops (UK) Royal Mint Silverlining
Cristal Benito (Paris) Royal Vintner's Association Sunseeker
Jonathan Rose Fine Furniture (UK) Terence Disdale
Mark Asplin Whiteley (UK) Property/Real Estate companies Charities
Piers Hart (UK) Candy & Candy (London) Cancer Back-up
Villiers Brothers (UK) Everest (California) Friend's of Bolivia
Winick Retail Specialists (NYC) Macmillan Cancer Care
Save the Children
Scope
Prince's Trust