History of Backgammon
Backgammon is the oldest known recorded game in man's history.
It is widely believed that the origin of the game was in
Mesopotamia in the ancient Persian Empire, modern day Iran ,
Iraq and East Syria. The game was played on wooden boards as the
table, stones as men or stones, and numbered dice made from
bones , stones, wood and pottery.
The game had different names in different countries:
Italy -Tavola Reale
Spain -Tables Reales
France -Tric Trac
The English did a bit of traveling during the Crusades and
brought back a version called "The Codex Exoniensis" in 1025 AD.
"These two shall sit at Tables..." and so on and so forth until
the game was replaced by Chess in the Fifteenth century.
In 1743 an Englishman called Edmond Hoyle documented and
standardised the rules of the game.
In the 1970s, the "little battle" found its playground again.
And we're certain that the new Millennium will bring a whole new
generation back to its future.