backgammon

The roots of the backgammon game

As backgammon became more and more popular as online poker and blackjack, more and more people began to inquire about it and research its meaning, roots, and origins. Some say that the word “backgammon” probably came from the Saxon word “baec,” which means back and also “game,” and referred to a game in which players were sent back.

Chaucer, the English author of the well-known short story collection, alludes to a game of “three die-played tables,” in which “men” were moved by the “Opponent’s Tables”. The “tables” were the board that we’re used to playing today.

Anyway, the roots of backgammon’s modern style of play are based on a cluster of city-states on the lower Tigris and Euphrates, which today is called southern Iraq.

The predecessors of this ancient game, and also its significance, were described as a backgammon board on the back of a brave man during the exploration of the biblical home of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham. Ancestors and the importance of this ancient game of exploring the biblical house of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham described what a backgammon board on the back of a bold board may have been. Apparently, the ancients knew games like the Senet, Thau and Seega Bear, which have strong similarities to modern backgammon and today found almost everywhere, especially in the online casino Internet sites.

Senet is the Egyptian word for ‘sister’. Drawings of the game were found in the tomb of Merknera (3300-2700 BC) and, though there have been allegations that there have been other games before the Senet, the archaeologists had not been able to confirm that it had given a similar game in an earlier era.