Backgammon (Tactile)

Deluxe All-Wood Set, Bear Off All Your Men First

Item Number: 1185

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Product Features

A terrific strategy game for players of all ages.
Self-contained wooden playing board and tactile pieces.
Adapted with raised lines, tactile dots, and color markings so the blind can play.
12-inch board folds for easy storage.
Measures 10-1/4 by 6-1/4 by 1-1/2 inches when folded.
A high-quality, hand-crafted set.

Product Description:

Backgammon is one of the oldest games known to man, and is played in almost every country around the world. It is said that you can learn the fundamentals of the game in thirty minutes, but it is a life's work to learn the secrets of the strategy of backgammon. Even when defeat seems certain the tide can change, and the underdog may win. Such is the continual intrigue and challenge of the game. With such rich history and wild popularity, we're excited to bring you this all-wood, hand-polished edition of this classic family board game.

You start out by placing fifteen discs, called Men, on one inner table. Across the board, your opponent does the same. Then, by a throw of the dice, you begin to move your men, one at a time, into the dangerous outer table. If one of your men is Hit, he must wait on the bar (the raised line that divides the two tables) until you can move him off the bar and back into the fray. Slowly, slowly, more and more men make the trek over the bar, across the opposing outer table, and start to circle back on friendly territory. You're getting closer and closer to your own inner table - and your own resounding victory.

But the game is far from over. At any time one of your men can still be hit, knocked back to the Bar to try the perilous journey again. Worst of all, however, is the nagging possibility that the other player may be the first to move all his men into his inner table. Unthinkable! You must be the first to bear off all your men ... or lose it all!

This high-quality, hand-crafted wooden game is designed with blind players in mind. Tactile playing pieces, raised lines to keep pieces from becoming jumbled, and markings for colors make it a snap for players both with and without sight to join this wonderful game. Finally, the 12-inch board folds for easy travel, measuring only 10-1/4 by 6-1/4 by 1-1/2 inches when folded.

For ages 6 and up. And up and up and up.

Measures about 12-1/2 in. by 10-1/4 in. by 3/4 in.

(From the Board Games shelf.)

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