I was pouring through some old books about ancient games and of course, came across backgammon, my favorite game. Did you know that throughout the history of backgammon, the Church attempted various times to ban the game, but constantly failed. Cardinal Woolsey, in the 16th century, ordered all the boards burned, calling the game “the devil’s folly.” Burning the boards was [...]
How often do you hear that backgammon is not just one of the world’s oldest games, but is still played (perhaps in variation) around the world today. Take Tawla. Tawla is one of the oldest and most famous backgammon strategy games in history, as well as a staple in Egyptian cafes, along with Turkish coffee.
Every once in a while I like to crow about backgammon, in my mind, one of the best games ever invented. What’s my evidence? Time, dude. How can a game be so popular for so long to so many people if it ain’t the best thing ever. The origins of backgammon are traced back thousands [...]
I’ve said it over and over again. It’s a brand new world online. Imagine how players, thousands of years ago, would react to those of us who can play backgammon online 24/7. They would literally freak out. Some history, now, is appropriate: The backgammon board game has been a firm favorite of all ages for [...]
Here’s the latest formula for attaining old age: drink vodka. And play backgammon. OK…so what’s my proof? Check this out. Although it’s not yet been confirmed, officials in Russia claim that a woman from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia is 130 years old making her the oldest person in the world. What’s her secret? [...]