Meet Sam, Founder of Chessgammon

Greetings! I’m Sam, the founder of Chessgammon, a small family business that has been making waves in the world of traditional board games since its inception in June 2015. Our headquarters are based in Leicester in the United Kingdom and we are a small team consisting of only a few members.

The Chess Enthusiast Turned Entrepreneur

From a young age, I developed a deep passion for chess, immersing myself in the world of grandmasters and the prestigious world chess championship. With a profound knowledge of the game, I decided to combine my love for chess with my entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition to my role as the founder of Chessgammon, I also serve as a qualified pharmacist within the NHS, balancing my commitment to healthcare with my dedication to providing quality board games.


Chessgammon: Elevating Traditional Board Games

Our Journey

Chessgammon, as the name suggests, specializes in traditional board games, with a primary focus on chess and backgammon. What started as a modest venture on eBay and Amazon in July 2015 has blossomed into one of the UK’s premier chess companies.

A Global Partnership

We take pride in our partnerships with renowned international companies, such as Manopoulos and Helena Arts, ensuring that our customers receive only the finest quality chess and backgammon sets.


Quality, Craftsmanship, and Adaptability

At Chessgammon, quality is non-negotiable. We meticulously source our products from around the world, utilizing various high-quality materials to craft exquisite chess and backgammon sets. Our commitment to excellence has earned us a reputation as one of the best chess and backgammon companies in the UK.

Growing Beyond Boundaries

Since our registration in July 2016, Chessgammon has expanded its reach. We started on eBay and Amazon, gradually extending our presence to platforms like Etsy and, in 2019, launching our own platform at We owe our success to our adaptability, constantly evolving our product range to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers.

Our Pledge

Chessgammon is not just a business; it’s a passion project. We pledge to continue offering only the finest quality chess and backgammon sets, ensuring that each piece reflects the dedication and craftsmanship that defines our brand.

Thank you for being a part of the Chessgammon journey.

Best Regards,

Co-founder of Chessgammon