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Backgammon Facts & Figures 🎲

From being used for dispute resolution, as entertainment and as a game to bet on, Backgammon has an long and interesting history.

🎲 Backgammon Is More Than 5,000 Years Old

Historians estimate that backgammon is at least 5,000 years old. The oldest evidence of the game comes from Iran where archaeologists found an ebony backgammon board with markers and a of archaic dice.

🎲 In Persia, backgammon had a symbolic, even mystical, meaning

Twelve points in each field personified the number of months in a year, while the sum of all points was equal to 24 – the number of hours in a day. In three games, played on strictly defined days and hours within a month, the court sages predicted a favorable time for the start of the war and the conclusion of peace, the number of fruitful years and years of famine.

🎲 Many disputes were resolved in the East with the help of backgammon

For this reason, there is no possibility of a tie in any variant of the rules.

🎲 Backgammon came to Europe in the twelfth century

Knights returning from the Crusades often took backgammon with them as entertainment and as souvenirs. The original name did not catch on; in the Middle Ages, the game was called “trick-track,” in tune with the dice’s strikes on the playing board.

🎲 You can play Backgammon online

– You don’t need a board or dice to enjoy the game, or bet on the game. There are numerous sites to play for free, and some specialist casino sites enable you to bet on the game too.

🎲 Backgammon is considered one of the best gifts for business people

According to legend, receiving backgammon as a gift means finding a path to success.