Designer Customizes Boards for Backgammon and Other Games

Alexandra Llewellyn customizes game boards with cows, flowers and anything else you might fancy.

On a recent fall afternoon in her sunny studio in London’s Belgravia neighborhood, the luxury board game artist and designer Alexandra Llewellyn lifted the polished eucalyptus wood tray that serves as a lid to one of her latest backgammon sets. Printed on the calf leather playing board inside was a tongue-in-cheek winter scene: a polar bear chasing a skier across the snow.

The set was released last month, along with its summer twin: a shark pursuing a swimmer through an azure sea.

“I love injecting humor when we can,” said Ms. Llewellyn, 41. “Games are about fun.”

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