Backgammon is a fun game, both professionally as well as with friends and family. It has been around for years. I was actually taught by my mother who was taught by her mother. So in a way, it’s been in our family for generations. I even plan on teaching my kids. It is a wonderful game that anyone can enjoy. Backgammon is easily one of the world’s most popular board games. Many people own backgammon sets.
Most sets are a regular board with plastic pieces but some people take great pride in owning a unique and exquisite backgammon set. There are some sets that are made with marble pieces and gorgeous wooden boards. These sets will cost you more than a regular backgammon set but if you love the game you might find it worth the money.
No one can pin down the exact origins of the game backgammon. We do however know that the game has been played in Persia, China, India, and has even spread to the Middle East. It has been said that the different backgammon sets come from the different countries the game traveled in. The impact of different cultures on backgammon sets and various design styles is truly amazing.
There are many different materials used in making these different sets such as; wood, marble, ivory, and glass. You can even find sets with magnetic pieces and a small board to all you to play while you travel. These sets are great for taking long trips.
If you are looking for an exquisite backgammon set you would probably need to check with a hobby shop or try shopping on the Internet. I would suggest you Google “backgammon sets” or “backgammon boards” to get started. You can find several Internet sites that offer exquisite and regular sets of Backgammon. You will need to determine why you want the set before buying it, and how much would your like to pay. There are lots of choices.
If you are new to the game you may just need an ordinary backgammon set. If you are a long time player and lover of the game then you may be trying to find a collectible game set. You could possibly want a game that you can play on vacation; this is a great time to buy that travel set. Find the game that suits you and enjoy.
By Ashish Kothari
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