References : wikipedia


Backgammon is a board game for two players in which the playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice. It is considered that the "Senet" and the Royal Game of Ur are part of its distant ancestors dating back to 5000 years.
The oldest known board game is the "Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum" widely practiced in ancient Rome.

It was in France that the rule closest to the modern backgammon, with the name "toute table" was published in 1699. The term "toute table" fell into disuse after the fall of Napoleon 1st for the benefit of the English name "backgammon".
In 1920, the "doubling cube" has been added to backgammon and so is distinguish from the "toute table" still played in some other countries : "tavla" in Turkey, the "Portes" in Greece, the "Tavlou" in Armenia and the "Bech Chech" in Israel.


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