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Backgammon Galaxy

The Earth Board, Luxury Backgammon Set, Innovative Design, Eco-friendly

The Earth Board, Luxury Backgammon Set, Innovative Design, Eco-friendly

Regular price $1,125.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,125.00 USD
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Ships from Turkey.
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Customs and duty may apply.

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2024 Update

The legendary Earth board is now available in selected additional options Monte Carlo, and Apollo. Note the current Apollo checkers displayed are not the final version.

The Earth Board 2.0 Has Arrived!

  • Hinge moved to the outside for added simplicity
  • Box Joint for added robustness
  • Oakwood instead of Beechwood for added character

Read More HERE

Our official unboxing video

Backgammon Reinvented

The game of backgammon is perfect, but the boards are not. Every single tournament-sized backgammon board out there is an oversized and bulky suitcase that’s very difficult to carry around.

But not anymore. We have reinvented the board.

The Earth Board is perfect for any situation. It’s tournament-sized but in a space-efficient and streamlined package. Going to the cafe, local events, or traveling the world is now easier than ever, thanks to its main feature: the separate tray box. 

A separate tray box is a standalone unit that fits inside the board during transportation. When you’re ready to play, just take it out and place it on either side of the board. Or you can leave the tray at home and instead place everything in the small zipper carrying case that comes with the board to be even more lightweight.

This freedom allows you to focus 100% on your game.

If you could choose one backgammon board for a lifetime - The Earth Board is the one!

Same dimensions as our online board

Modeled from the board you know and love from our website, the “Earth Board” will surely impress your friends and opponents, whether you play at home or bring it with you to tournaments.

Premium Materials

Our skilled craftsmen have selected pristine materials for the board. The case and tray box are cut from a wonderful piece of beech wood, which goes perfectly with the green hues of the playing surface as well as the golden touches of the hinges and logo plate on the outside of the case.

The hefty yet elegant 44.2 mm marbled acrylic checkers presents a refined look. Sliding them smoothly across the felt offers the senses a delightful feeling.

Travel made easy

One of the primary design specifications of the Earth Board was to solve the biggest problem of luxury backgammon boards: the ability to travel with them. Usually, the luxury boards are too big and clunky and a handle and locks.

We solved this problem with an innovative design idea by combining the two bear-off trays into one unique tray box that fits perfectly inside the board. Furthermore, the optimal playing dimensions of the interior also contribute to minimizing the exterior length of the board.

Improved lightweight version

Another upgrade since our Neptune board is the addition of a new travel-friendly bag for all the board components. You’ll now have the option of the elegant standard dice tray that you can carry inside the board as well as this lightweight bag. Zipping effortlessly around the world for backgammon tournaments is now one notch easier.

Easy to clean removable playing surface

We are introducing a novel feature to our already innovative travel design. The playing surfaces are now removable such that you may easily clean or replace the surface. Furthermore, the materials used for the surface provide a really solid feeling and bounce to the dice.

This mechanism is achieved by using magnets to hold down the playing surface. The technology is invented and patented by FM Gammon under the MagFit name.

MagFit logo


Backgammon Galaxy Colors

Consider adding an extra inlay set and checkers with our expertly balanced color swatches:

Backgammon Galaxy inlay set, neptune, jupiter, moon, earth

Earth board magfit inlays

Click HERE

Separate tray box = Flexibility

The unique separate tray box gives you multiple options for setting up the board. Want to cut down size and weight even further? No problem! Simply pack the checkers, dice, dice cups, and cube into the custom-designed zipper bag inside the board and leave the tray box at home. Now you have the barebones setup which is both lightweight and takes up minimal space on the table!

The separate tray box will also help you when setting up your board in crowded venues. You can place the dice tray exactly where you want and leave you room to breathe.

Elevate the clock or scoreboard

Another handy feature is the ability to use one half of the tray box as a completely flat platform to elevate the game clock, dice tower, or scoreboard.

Perfect overview

Unlike many other boards, we have decided to minimize the distance between the opposite-facing 5-stacks. This means that you don't have to reach so far to move your checkers on your opponent's side of the board. 

And believe it or not, this compact approach also improves your general overview of the position of the checkers, as your eye travels less. These are the same dimensions as the online Galaxy board, and we believe these are the optimal dimensions for a backgammon board.


Questions?

Please ask us here. We are ready to answer any question you might have regarding The Earth Board or any of our other products!

Basic information

What comes with the set

  • Backgammon board with “Earth” styled removable playing surfaces
  • Checker trays: 1x wooden 1x lightweight
  • Doubling cube
  • Two dice cups
  • 15 green checkers and 15 white “finger dish” styled checkers
  • Elegant carrying bag

Materials

Frame and dice tray: Solid Oakwood

Playing surface: Felt on silicone

Checkers and dice: Resin

Carry Bag: Vegan leather

Measurements

Additional Measurements

Board Height (opened): 3,8 cm / 1,5 in
Board Height (closed): 7,6 cm / 2,99 in
Tray Box Height (opened): 3,2 cm / 1,26 in
Tray Box Height (closed): 6,4 cm / 2,52 in

Board Weight (w/ everything): 4,140 kg / 9,13 lb  
Board Weight (w/o Tray Box): 2,140 kg / 4,72 lb  
Tray Box Weight (w/ contents): 2 kg / 4,41 lb 



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Customer Reviews

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Kevin Bailey
The Earth Board

A few years ago I played for the first time on an Earth Board. I was impressed by the dimensions of the board,. the sound of the moving checkers, the fact that you could change the inlay, the quality of the checkers and the sheer overall quality of the board. Why did I not buy it? The price! Fast forward today and having played in a recent tournament I yet again played on the board and I was hooked once again. Of course the cost of the board had gone up but Galaxy were offering a good deal and I bit the bullet and bought it. I don't regret buying this board one bit and should have done so a few years ago. So is the board for you? Have a look at the various unboxing videos by Marc and others on You Tube to get a feel for it. For me I am delighted with it and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. OK onto the price. It is a quality board and as such the price reflects that. I think it is value for money. I am now looking at the mini-adventure board but they have sold out!! Hey patience is a virtue! I can wait but can you?

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Guillaume16

Amazing

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Timothy
Best Backgammon Board I've Ever Touched

The Earth board is fantastic. It's quite literally the best Backgammon board I've ever had my hands on. The whole presentation from unboxing to playing my first game on a board of this quality is unmatched. The only negative, the dice provided with the board are not precision dice and extra small. That's just an aside, because I just used my own se,t that I previously bought from Backgammon Galaxy.

Love love love the board.

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Philippe
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT... A PROFESSIONAL BOARD, AND A PROFESSIONAL TEAM

the board is as perfect as "Athena sprung fully armed from Zeus head" ( Has the earth board popped out of Marc Olsen Brain ?)
The board is as described : What you get is what you see, and what you touch is even greater. I am delighted with everything : the wood, the inlays, the checkers, the cups, the cube, the checker trays... (only the dice aren't at the same level)
The checkers slide smoothly, fit in perfectly on the points with a great noise when clacking against the wood and also fit perfectly in the checker tray
It's obvious that the board has been designed by a master player and all the details have been thought of
The delivery from Istambul to France in 2 working days with FedEx was perfect too, once the board was available and I had to wait a little while, but the wait worth it; I Couldn't wait to have it.
And also a word for the backgammon galaxy shop team : Tue and Veysel are very good professionnals and very responsive to your emails
To sum up : DON'T HESITATE IF YOU ARE A BACKGAMMON LOVER, BUY IT AND YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT BOARD TO PLAY WITH, impossible to be disapointed with this stuff

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Curtis Pfaffle
Earth Board is Awesome!!

Bought the Earth Board for my daughter for Christmas. It came packed wonderfully and arrived before Christmas. My daughter and I love it! This was not my first FMGammon purchase. And won’t be the last. FMGammon has the best backgammon sets in my opinion. I love being able to swap out playing surfaces! And they design the most beautiful checkers. My daughter was very excited and happy with this gift. The carry bag that came with it is really nice too! The magnet came off the checker but I just put a little Gorilla glue on it and the next day it was like new. It won’t be coming off ever again. Very satisfied and happy with the purchase. Thanks Backgammon Galaxy and FMGammon!

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