Lot #179. Crisloid Backgammon Checkers

Crisloid Backgammon Checkers

This offering is a complete set of 30 large Crisloid Backgammon No. 509 Smooth Marbelized Checkers cast in A rich brown and a honey amber colored resin. The individual checkers measure 1-3/4″ in diameter by 1/2″ thick. These American-made Backgammon checkers were produced by Crisloid Plastics operating out of Providece, R.I. and date to around 1960. The antique folding chessboard shown is not included, but this and several other suitable boards are available elsewhere on this web site. The Backgammon stones are in excellent condition with no repairs or replacements. The chessmen are housed in their original cardboard box with label. This set does include the Crisloid doubling cube, but not dice or shakers. These 30 Backgammon checkers can be use for several board games.

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games known. It is a two player game where the units are moved according to the roll of dice. A player wins by removing (bearing-off) all of his pieces from the board before the opponent. Backgammon is a member of the “Tables” family, one of the World’s oldest classes of board games.

For the interested reader, a more detailed description of Backgammon and its history can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backgammon

Draughts or checkers is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. Draughts developed from alquerque. The name derives from the verb to draw or to move.

For a more detailed discource on the histgory and rules for Draughts or Checkers, check out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draughts and http://www.usacheckers.com/

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