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Backgammon Pieces

Urea Backgammon Pieces, Black & White 1.5"

$11.66

Urea Backgammon Pieces, Brown & White 1.5"

$10.17

Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Brown & Yellow - 1.75"

$19.95

Wood Backgammon Checkers, weighted/felted 1.25"

$9.19

Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Red & White - 1.75"

Currently Unavailable

Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Brown & Orange - 1.75"

$19.95

Crisloid Blue Backgammon Chips - 1 7/16"

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Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Black & Red - 1.75"

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Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Blue & Red - 1.75"

$19.95

Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Red & Green - 1.75"

$19.95

Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Blue & White - 1.75"

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Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Blue & Light Blue - 1.75"

$19.95

Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Teal & Salmon - 1.75"

$24.95

Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Black & Yellow - 1.75"

$24.95

Mother of Pearl Design Backgammon Chips in Burgundy & Green - 1.75"

$19.95

Like any other “table” (board) game, backgammon is host to a unique array of equipment and game Pieces. Backgammon players employ a wide array of unique tools and equipment. Backgammon Pieces share similarities with other “table” games.

Like any other game involving actual brainpower and strategy, true devotees consider their backgammon Pieces to be “lucky,” and actually carry these items around for future matches. But what are the typical Pieces backgammon players require? Actually, there is not too much “hardware” involved. The items required include:

  • One backgammon board, decorated with a track divided into 24 dagger-like divisions, known as “points.” The points, comprising one image, run along one edge of the board, and form a horseshoe pattern. These points are numbered from 1 to 24.
  • Two sets of 15 Pieces (also known as “stones” or “disks.”) These backgammon Pieces actually look like real “Pieces” from that same game. They’re divided into one group of 15 red Pieces and one group of 15 black Pieces.
  • Two pairs of regular dice
  • Two dice cups, placed on opposing sides
  • A “doubling cube,” a six-sided die marked with the numbers 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64

The doubling cube is actually a pretty significant addition to this centuries-old game. This backgammon piece was thought to be introduced in 1926 or 1927 by game aficionados in New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides speeding up the game’s play, this cube is used for a variety of reasons. This specific backgammon piece is also essential in that it enables the players to engage in further strategizing.

With this piece, backgammon players are required to choose their best move during their turn. They also need to estimate the probability of their chances for winning from that position. As such, the doubling cube transforms a simple board game into a fascinating test of human intellect, involving probability and psychology.

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