• I also took a search quest to central London aiming to find dice of relevant colours.
  • Here is a shot of all (or most of) the materials used for creating this backgammon set. 
  • Different varnishes were used for achieving 'wet meat' and dry meat' effect.
  • The meats were painted with acrylics, dried, varnished and glued onto the surface of the box. The painting process was rather entertaining as it made my desk look like a butcher's workspace. 
  • Each element was sculpted out of clay. The checkers were replaced by unique pieces of meat, red versus blue. 
  • The initial layout and colour scheme were designed in Photoshop.The setup remained the same except the colours of the meats surrounding the leg of pork. 
  • Ordered a pretty sweet backgammon set from Jaques London, liked it almost too much to touch it. But then I did.
  • What is this about?It's a custom backgammon set designed for a special backgammon lover. Why is it covered in meat?The ancient board game got its name from words 'back' and 'game', but I found it very amusing that it clearly has a word 'gammon' in it, which is a cured leg of pork. Browsing through existing sets on the internet didn't give me any results that would address that funny fact, so I decided to fill that gap in the handmade board game market. Below you can find some process steps and progress shots from different production stages.