Tournament Backgammon Pieces.
Offered here is a set of 30 Tournament Backgammon Pieces or Draughts in Red Sandalwood and Boxwood, from The House of Staunton. These are an accurate reproduction of Backgammon Checkers made during the Victorian period. The individual counters measure 1-7/8″ in diameter by 5/8″ thick. These. The Walnut and Maple chessboard shown is not included, but this and several other suitable boards are available elsewhere on this web site or upon request. The game pieces are in new condition. The Backgammon counters are housed in a House of Staunton Rosewood slide-top box. This set does not include dice, shakers or a doubling cube.
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 a more detailed discourse on the history and rules for Draughts or Checkers, check out: 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. The name derives from the verb to draw or to move.
The most popular forms are English Draughts, also called American Checkers, employs 12 stones and is played on an 8×8 checkerboard; Russian Draughts, also played on an 8×8. Continental Draughts (Also known as Polish Checkers) utilizes 20 stones and is played on a 10×10 board. There are many other variants played on an 8×8 board. Canadian checkers is played on a 12×12 board.