The Mahogany backgammon board is made of Mahogany veneer giving a beautiful and sleek finish.
Hand Made in Greece the Mahogany backgammon set is supplied with 30 high quality 36mm oak wood playing counters and comprises handy semi-circular trays for storing the wooden counters on each end of the board.
The Mahogany Backgammon set folds easily in half and is secured with 2 polished brass fasteners
The Mahogany backgammon set includes:
- Foldable mahogany playing board with 24 light and dark contrasting points.
- Size of open board 19 x 24 x 1.5 inches (47.5 x 60 x 4cm).
- Size of closed board 19 x 12 x 3 inches (47.5 x 30 x 8cm).
- 30 x 36mm light and dark oak wooden counters (15 of each colour).
- 4 x 12mm dice (2 red and 2 white).
- 1 x 16mm doubling cube.
- Bag for storing checkers and dice.
- Weight of set 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.