Vintage Backgammon

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before his opponent. There are many variants of backgammon, most of which share common traits. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world.

Although luck is involved and factors into the outcome, strategy plays a more important role in the long run. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. Players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertoire of common tactics and occurrences.

Like chess, backgammon has been studied with great interest by computer scientists. Owing to this research, backgammon software has been developed capable of beating world-class human players.

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Backgammon value and price guide

What's your Backgammon worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

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persian handcrafted khatam wooden backgammon set board Persian Handcrafted Khatam Wooden Backgammon Set Board 09/2021 £526.48
michael graves backgammon set cherry hardwood board Michael Graves Backgammon Set Cherry Hardwood Board 09/2021 £154.81
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1 comment
Grizelda - December 18, 2013
I lost 3 of the dark brown discs from my backgammon board. Can you send me your phone number so I can ask if you have some to send me. I can't find your number on the web site. Thanks very much.
I don't sell backgammon discs (also called checkers, draughts, stones, counters, pawns, pips, or chips) you can look for them here.