6 Backgammon Interesting Facts You Need to Know

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Backgammon is one of the most popular games, yet few people are aware of some facts about backgammon. Here are some interesting facts you need to know.


The game of backgammon is initially specified in Bhartrhari’s Vairagyasataka, made around the late 6th or mid seventh century AD.  The utilization of dice for the game is another sign of its Indic origin, since dice and gambling were a most loved hobby in ancient India. The standards of the game, be that as it may, initially showed up in the Middle Persian text Wızarisnı Catrang ud Nihisnı New Ardaxsır (Explanation of Chess and Invention of Backgammon), formed in the 6th century amid the tenet of the Sasanian ruler Khosrow I (530–571).


The Backgammon board has evolved over numerous hundreds of years so that today there is a genuinely standard format. Many boards are simply flat surfaces like a chess board. They are at some point trimmed into tabletops. Be that as it may, in the sixteenth century, when the Catholic Church requested all Backgammon equipment burned, game boards disguised as folding books became popular in Great Britain. That later prompted the improvement of hinged boards resembling small briefcases, which are extremely common today.


Imperial Prince Alexis Obolensky had composed the first international backgammon tournament at Lucaya on Grand Bahama Island in March, 1964. Despite the fact that it just pulled in a field of 32 players generally from New York and Miami, everyone had a good time and Obolensky decided to repeat the event in 1965. This time 64 players showed up, including a few Europeans. In 1966 Crockford’s and the Clermont Club in London decided that London required a percentage of the activity, and the worldwide backgammon scene was off and running.


Backgammon is a game for two players, played on a board comprising of twenty-four limited triangles called points. The triangles interchange in color and are grouped into four quadrants of six triangles each. The quadrants are referred to as a player’s home board and outer board, and the rival’s home board and outer board. The home and outer boards are isolated from each other by a ridge down the center of the board called the bar.


The materials that are utilized to make a backgammon boards will influence your game. The backgammon checkers and backgammon dice act distinctively on various surfaces and a few materials are more tough. Among the best materials for to use for backgammon boards is wood. Distinctive shades of woods are utilized to check out the pointers. Quality wood will last a long time and the backgammon checkers slide well across a wooden surface. Quality wood will keep going quite a while and the backgammon checkers slide well over a wooden surface. Additionally, backgammon dice won’t skip to far or slide rather than move on a wooden surface.


Backgammon Checkers may be produced in a wide range of different materials, as well. There are checkers made from cheap plastic, wood, real stone, marble and other minerals, to ivory. Bakelite is considered one of the best materials for checkers because it slides well and is very durable. Some players prefer the feel of Bakelite, and old Bakelite Backgammon sets are very collectable.