Deluxe Wooden Backgammon Set (15 Inch / 38cm)
Backgammon is one of the oldest and most popular games in the world. This deluxe set contains everything you need to play the game and is presented in a varnished teak case.
The set contains finest quality pieces and makes an ideal gift for both the novice and serious games player. Packaged in an attractive metallic silver box and including a comprehensive rules booklet, this set contains everything required to play Backgammon.The contents include dice, doubling dice and a set of high density plastic stones.
Dimensions of board when open: 47 x 38 cm (18 x 15 inches)
Age 9+ for 2 players.
Playing time: 30 minutes
Backgammon was first found in a Royal Sumarian cemetery in Mesopotamia. By the 15th century, it was played throughout Europe, when it was known as “tables” and it is still called Tric-Trac in parts of France.
The first reference to “backgammon” appeared in 1645, “gammon” and “backgammon” being terms for double and triple wins. Its modern popularity is mainly due to the introduction of doubling dice in the U.S.A. in the 1920′s. By adding a controlled gaming element, backgammon became widely played in gaming clubs and established a worthy reputation as a simple yet compelling game for two players.
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