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Mesopotamian Match Mosaic Wood-inlaid Backgammon Set

Backgammon may be the world's oldest board game. Invented in Mesopotamia, there... more

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Backgammon may be the world's oldest board game. Invented in Mesopotamia, there is evidence of it being played in ancient Egypt, Rome, China, Japan, and England. Over the millennia it evolved into today's simple but multilayered game of tiles and strategy. Made by a fourth-generation artist in Damascus, Syria, this game board is handcrafted using hundreds of tiny pieces--called tesserae--of inlaid walnut, olive, lemon, apricot, and rosewood. As each piece is handcrafted, exact colors and patterns of the inlay may vary. Can also play chess and checkers on the reverse of the folding case. Backgammon and checker pieces included.

  • 1.70 kgs
  • 3.7 lbs
  • Board (open): 40.6 cm L x 40.6 cm W
  • Board (open): 16" L x 16" W

  • Walnut, olive, lemon, apricot, and rosewood
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Playing pieces included
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Syria .
  • Ships fast from USA.

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"Stunning gameboard"

This is a lovely, even stunning game board. One suggestion: the clasp joining the top to the bottom is inadequate. I should want a clasp that keeps the two together.

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