For many decades, the board game Backgammon has been a popular game indeed. It is absolutely fun to take pleasure in this game of talent and logic with family and friends. Some people like to play every now and then while others enjoy playing on an everyday basis as well as when entertaining bigger numbers of people also. If you're in the market to buy a replacement set for your house use, you will have lots of different options to choose from.
As well as being a fun family board game, like chess this popular is also played in championships. The rules are filled with additional systems that vary from location to location and often extend the game or make it more strategic. For example a doubling cube is often used; a six sided dice with the numbers 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 on it. This is called upon when a player wants to double the stakes and adds to the depth of the strategy.
How the game is played:
The pieces are scattered and the player must get them from point to point until all of the pieces are on their side of the board. The points are numbered and the pieces can only move from high numbered points to lower numbered points, making it a race to the finish. The player's end of the board is named the home board and they must have all their pieces there in order to remove them from play and ultimately win the game. This unique board game is easy to learn and has been reported to be the oldest game since recorded history, meaning it has stood the test of time the sign of a true classic.
Backgammon sets are featured in a variety of colors and different styles, components that make up the game in terms of numbers and size are usually the same. The various types of woods used to make the board include but not limited to: mahogany, oak, olive wood, walnut and padauk. Not only are these games gorgeous they also are a great addition to the game room décor.