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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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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.

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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

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7.4 x 5.6 x 1.7 inches
Item Weight 12 ounces
Shipping Weight 12 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B00004U5HY
Item model number F5630
Best Sellers Rank #581,009 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#13,840 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
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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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The pieces stick like crazy in the board! It is near impossible to work some of them out. By the time we're done with a game my fingers are throbbing. I only hope it loosens up with time but so far it's just as snug as they day we bought it. Everything else about the game is fine. The zipper case, the board, etc. are completely fine, but those holes are just too tight for those metal pieces!
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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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It's just a little to small
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By Bill Card on December 19, 2014
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Good product.
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