The board game of backgammon is 5,000 years old and was originally created in Mesopotamia to be played by the royals, kings and queens. Discover how the game of backgammon developed into the form played today with tips from a gaming enthusiast in this free video on playing tabletop games.
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Vic Morawski: Hi, I am Vic. We are introducing you to the game of Backgammon, today. Now, we would like to look a little bit at the rules of the game and what the object of the game backgammon is. What you see here is the setup for a standard game of Backgammon. The checkers are always setup in this kind of a mirror pattern. Each player, as we mentioned in the introduction gets 15 checkers. The object of the game is to take all of your checkers off the board before your opponent does.
Backgammon has most certainly withstood the test of time. The introduction and fast progression of the internet has seen backgammon secure a popular place among players of the online gaming community. Not only is the game of backgammon popular in the traditional sense when played face to face by opponents, it is now by and large one of the fast paced and exciting games in a line up of online casino games popular the world over.