According to Wikipedia, "Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games. Its history can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to archaeological discoveries in Mesopotamia. It's a two player game where each player has fifteen pieces (checkers) 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. Backgammon involves a combination of strategy and luck (from rolling dice). While the dice may determine the outcome of a single game, the better player will accumulate the better record over series of many games, somewhat like poker. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. The optional use of a doubling cube allows players to raise the stakes during the game."
This 15" x 9 1/2" backgammon game set comes with 30 wooden checkers that can be laser engraved on the bottom. There are 15 light checkers and 15 dark checkers. Also included are 2 light dice, 2 dark dice, a doubling cube and 2 dice cups. It's a great promotional gift for clients, or a fun activity while visiting family. Personalization or customization adds an extra thoughtful touch.