Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games. Its history can be traced back nearly 5,000 years! Backgammon is a two player game where each player has fifteen pieces (checkers) which move between twenty-four triangles (points) according to the roll of two dice. The objective of the game is to be first to bear off, i.e. move all fifteen checkers off the board. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games.
Backgammon involves a combination of strategy and luck (from rolling dice). While the dice may determine the outcome of a single game, the better player will accumulate the better record over series of many games, somewhat like poker. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. The optional use of a doubling cube allows players to raise the stakes during the game.
With it’s study aluminium case, you can take this set of Backgammon on holidays, camping or wherever a fun game is needed. Features a felt-lined backgammon game board and includes everything you need to play this marvelous game!
- Ages 8+
- 2 Players
- 15+ Minutes