Backgammon is one of the oldest game in existence, dating back more than 5,000 years to ancient Mesopotamia. Though it was popularised by the Romans as a game called "Duodecum Scripta et Tabulae", or "Tables" for short, it has been played in various incarnations in nearly every civilization and is still popular today.
The backgammon sets of today have come a long way from the wooden pallets and bone dice of ancient eras and can be found constructed from a variety of materials from woven travel mats to cardboard to elaborate sets with inlays of fine hardwoods and marble.
Chess Maze International, world-renowned crafters of fine limited edition chess boards and accessories, as well as other classic games, is very pleased to announce a new line of backgammon sets for the coming season. The sets range from beginners sets at the lower end of the price spectrum to fine wood combination backgammon and chess sets. The price range of all of our exclusive backgammon sets will suit any budget and skill level.
Here are some examples of what the backgammon enthusiast can find in our inventory.
One can purchase the small magnetic set for only £29.99. This set features a size 380 x 235 x 55 mm cassette, faux leather and felt playing area and stone holder with black and white inlaid triangles on the playing surface, black and white magnetic stones, and dice.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have a walnut, maple, and ebony combination backgammon & chess set available for £99.00. This posh set features a matte-finished, with a complete size 490 x 300 x 65 mm. The outside chess/draughts board is inlaid with three fine hardwoods, with a 55mm field for each square; the inside board is inlaid for backgammon with the same hardwoods, and includes stone holder and dice. The draughts and backgammon stones are all hardwood; the chessmen are weighted and hand-carved Staunton-design maple with natural and nut stained finish. The king measures 90mm.
For the traveler who likes to get in a little game play whilst on the road, we offer several different travel models. There are two magnetic travel boards, a large and a small, each of which have playing fields that nest and fit perfectly into a handy travel case. The small set measures 165 x 90 x 40mm, with 18 mm field and 37 mm king; the larger set is 200 x 100 x 41mm, with a 22mm field and 42 mm king. Both sets feature hardwood, magnetic playing pieces; the chessmen are Staunton-design.
We also have a handy, reversible travel mat with plastic draughts, stones, and chessmen. It rolls up to preserve the game-in-progress and fits into a handy, space-saving carrying pouch.
All travel sets are combination backgammon/draughts/
Those who know our reputation and quality can be assured of complete satisfaction with every set. Please feel free to browse all of our quality backgammon sets and select the one that suits you.