The Olive Burl Backgammon set really is a stunning set of the highest quality.
Handmade in Greece, the playing surface features wood inlays of Olive burl with maple and walnut points individually crafted into the set.
The Olive Burl Backgammon Set is encased in smooth Olive Burl, crafted from the root of the Olive tree. With no two sets the same, the beautiful unique design is something to behold.
The Olive Burl Backgammon Set is supplied with 30 stunning 36mm polished olive wood playing counters and comprises handy semi-circular trays for storing the wooden counters on each end of the board.
The Olive Burl backgammon set folds easily in half and is secured with 2 polished brass fasteners.
The Olive Burl Backgammon Set Includes:
- Foldable olive burl root 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 3.75cm).
- Size of closed board 19 x 12 x 3 inches (47.5 x 30 x 7.5cm).
- 30 x 36mm light and dark olive wood 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 4kg
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.