May 27, 2013


Types of backgammon are among the most ancient of games. A game board uncovered during excavation of the ancient Sumerian city of Ur is suitable for playing backgammon, but historians have been unable to prove a link. It is believed that backgammon was played by the Greeks and Romans. In the 10th century the board was changed to its current configuration, and this is often referred to as the origin of the modern game. (Inventions and Discoveries)