In 1999 The Original Game Company made its successful debut at the Westonbirt Festival of Wood. Introduced as their hobby, Bernard and Alastair Harvey presented their handmade inlaid board game called Shipboard.
This was the forerunner of several different games they now make, using where possible locally sourced hardwoods, inlaying some of the games with attractive stringing. A lot of the games offered here are in English Oak, which is sourced from the Stourhead Estate in Wiltshire; the wood is certified as sustainable under the Forest Stewardship Council Scheme.
The games are beautifully presented using first class materials and accessories. In some cases they can be personalised with the addition of an inlaid brass plaque, depicting an inscription celebrating an event such as a birthday, wedding or anniversary.
Bernard and Alastair believe that their games make wonderful presents for any generation and that they will last for many a generation!