it and Claudius adored it. For these great Emperors of
Rome, backgammon was the game of choice. It has been
stated that the notorious Emperor Nero was so enthralled
by the game that at times he would wager as much as
$15,000 a point. Claudius had a backgammon table mounted
to his chariot so that he could play while traveling. As
the Roman Empire grew, so too did the passion for
backgammon. The Romans introduced it to Western Europe
and from there it spread throughout the world.
Backgammon, with its endless diversity of play, has
continually changed throughout history. In the 13th
century, players played with three dice and their pieces
started from one side of the board. Now, backgammon has
taken on yet another change.
Partners sit opposite each other with opponents at their sides. Players race their pieces around the board helping out their partner while attempting to shut out their opponents until their team's last piece is beared off and safely rests on their home table.
Game specifications: Board: 28" x 28" * Dice: 16mm 60 Pieces * Approx. Weight per game: 5 lbs
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