Backgammon is the ancient game of cunning strategy.
Pure skill and sheer luck combine with the tumble of dice to draw you into this intriguing game, more than 5,000 years old. Beware the battle that will ignite as the two sides meet. Not for the faint-hearted or those down on their luck.
This backgammon set includes game board, checkers, dice, doubling cube and instructions. Beautifully giftboxed in graphic Games Room packaging.
- 1 x folding game board
- 15 x orange checkers (men)
- 15 x turquoise checkers (men)
- 1 x doubling cube
- 4 x dice
Did you know? Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players. Originating in Persia more than five thousand years ago, backgammon was created in response to the game of chess that was introduced to the Persians by the Indians.
The thirty checkers in a backgammon game set represent the number of days in a month of the Persian calendar and the twenty-four bases symbolise the twenty-four hours in each day.
Backgammon pieces are known variously as checkers, draughts, stones, men, counters, pawns, discs, chips or nips.