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Backgammon may be the first game to be mentioned in written history, going back 5,000 years to the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia. During the 1920’s, archaeologists unearthed five boards from a cemetery in the ancient town of Ur. At another location, pieces and dice were also found along with the board. Boards from ancient Egypt have also been recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
The rules in English were standardized in 1743 by Edmond Hoyle. These remained popular until the American innovations of the 1930’s.
- Ages: 8 and up
- Player Count: 2 players
- Play Time: 30min