With a mahogany veneer playing surface and storage sections for the oak counters located at either end of the board, this good-looking backgammon set guarantees hours of tactical and strategic gaming. Easy to pack up and transport, the set folds in half and is neatly secured with two polished brass fasteners.
Handmade in Greece, it promises to be a handsome addition to your family’s collection of indoor games.
Our mahogany backgammon set includes:
- 1 x foldable mahogany playing board, with 24 light and dark contrasting points – closed board 47.5cm x 30cm x 8cm (19″ x 12″ x 3″), open board 47.5cm x 60cm x 4cm (19″ x 24″ x 1.5″)
- 30 x 36mm oak counters – 15 light, 15 dark
- 4 x 12mm dice – 2 red, 2 white
- 1 x 16mm doubling dice
- 1 x bag for storing checkers and dice
- set weighs 3kg
The Ancient game of Backgammon is one of the oldest board games that we know of. Early versions of the game have been discovered in the ruins of Pompei and buried with the ancient Pharaohs.
Over the years Backgammon has undergone many modifications to become the game that we know and love today. With a family of variants, backgammon is played in countries across the world.
While as with any board game luck and chance can play a defining roll, backgammon is a game of strategy and skill. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of a die. It is a contest between 2 players, who race to remove all of their pieces from the board.