Many modern board games are here today, gone tomorrow. But some will be around forever, riding each wave of technology and audience trend. Backgammon is one such game. You probably think Backgammon's a relic. It's not. It's tense, deep and well worth a play*
Backgammon is the world's oldest board game (predating chess by 3500 years) "back" to ancient Mesopotamia, well over 5,000 years ago! It was one of the first documented board games and is the oldest still being played. It's also one of the most widely known games in the world, enjoyed by adults and children alike. Backgammon has evolved as a social activity with many local clubs around the world featuring regular tournaments. Backgammon requires a player to execute strategy, while also getting a bit of luck on the roll of the dice in order to beat his or her opponent. It was considered the royal game, to be played by aristocrats, kings and queens.