About - New

“Like the eclectic pieces, heirlooms, and antiques that adorn the beautiful beach home where these boards were created, they’re meant to be passed down for generations to come.”

Nine Fair started through the desire for something different. After researching the backgammon market, we found a void - the majority of boards were overproduced and largely machine made. Every board made at Nine Fair starts from the bare essentials and with our customer in mind. With careful precision and a delicate touch, we deliver a product that will feel uniquely yours.

Founded by Jessica Schumacher while she was working in Private Equity in Manhattan, Nine Fair quickly took off and became Jessica's full-time focus.  The brand has grown considerably since the early days - though Jessica still hand paints all of the custom artwork on Nine Fair's heirloom-quality, handcrafted boards.