19th Century French Walnut Backgammon and Checkers Board Game
Decorate a study or a game room with this antique checkers or backgammon game; created in France circa 1890, the board game is made of walnut with inlay decor, with green felt in the inside. The game has 30 round pieces including the original two dices and the leather cups. The game is in excellent condition with a rich patinated walnut finish.
Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games. Its history can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to archeological discoveries in Mesopotamia. It is a two player game where each player has fifteen pieces (checkers or men) which move between twenty-four triangles (points) according to the roll of two dice. The objective of the game is to be first to bear off, i.e. move all fifteen checkers off the board. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games.
Draughts (British English) or Checkers (American English) is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces.
Measures: 20.5″ W x 14″ D x 5″ H.
|Dimensions||20.5" W x 14" D x 5" H|
Late 19th Century