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Backgammon Travel Portfolio

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  • A backgammon set, consisting of a board, two sets of 15 checkers, two pairs of dice, a doubling cube, and dice cups Years active Approximately 5,000 years ago to present Genre(s) Board game Race game Dice game Players 2 Setup time 10-30 seconds Playing time 5-60 minutes Random chance Medium (dice rolling) Skill(s) required Strategy, tactics, counting, probability
  • Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before his opponent. There are many variants of backgammon, most of which share common traits. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world. Although luck is involved and factors into the outcome, strategy plays a more important role in the long run.[1] With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. In variants that originate from early 20th century New York, players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertoire of common tactics and occurrences. Like chess, backgammon has been studied with great interest by computer scientists. Owing to this research, backgammon software has been developed capable of beating world-class human players.
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  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00004U5HY
  • Item model number: F5630
  • Our recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,420 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Backgammon Travel Portfolio
These handsome, take-anywhere classic games feature solid wood game boards and cast metal game pieces, each enclosed in a zippered leatherette case. Ages: 8+ Players: 2-4 Warning Choking Hazard! Not intended for children under 3 yrs old.


Make your move even while you're literally moving with this backgammon set from the Fundex line of elegantly diminutive travel games. The 6-by-6-inch leatherette case unzips and becomes an open book, revealing a richly colored hardwood pegboard and a pouch containing the game pieces: 30 silver- and gold-hued pegs. A sheet of rules is included, as is a trio of dice for moving and doubling. Even if you travel economy class, your play can look first class with the Portfolio Games Backgammon set. --Tony Mason

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Acosta on April 9, 2005
Many games of Backgammon have more than 5 checkers on a point, but this game only has 5 peg holes for each point. It makes it difficult to play. Ide suggest finding a "Manget Checker" Backgammon to play while travelling in a car. If your not worried about checkers moving(while in a vehicle), try looking for a Travel Sized Backgammon set.
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I could see this as being a great game board in a moving vehicle like a car or RV but for an airplane, I would rather have a magnetic one. It's a good board and very compact which is part of the problem, its too compact for my big hands.
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