Backgammon Sets

Backgammon Sets

With so many Backgammon sets available, it is difficult for the discerning buyer to sort the wheat from the chaff. We are here to help. Our Backgammon range are all quality Backgammon sets from top game manufacturers - all immediately dispatched on a next-day delivery (for England/Wales).

The Italian company, Dal Negro, is regarded by many as the world's leading production Backgammon maker. We have a better understanding of their beautifully elegant and practical games than any other retailer.

 

Our range of excellent quality, full tournament sized Backgammon sets - ideal for competition and serious club play

Slightly smaller than full size backgammon sets, these are the ideal size for the serious player and favoured by many Backgammon experts

A good range of high quality Backgammon sets that are smaller than tournament size and do not feature storage for the pieces

Our range of smaller, less expensive Backgammon sets are perfect for home use

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Dal Negro Backgammon components

 
 
 
 



















 

Full Tournament Size Backgammon Sets

Our range of excellent quality, full tournament sized Backgammon sets - ideal for competition and serious club play.

Out of stock.

193.90

199.90

203.90

Entry level set. Exceptional value for a larger Backgammon.

Very large non-folding 21 inch competition set. Maple surface with red & blue points

Very large non-folding 21 inch Set. Light & dark blue points on a maple surface.

An extremely high quality Backgammon set in a brown case

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

209.90

 
 
 

Dal Negro's premier Backgammon Set in a black case

 
 
 
 











 

Connoisseur Backgammon Sets with Disk Storage

Slightly smaller than full size backgammon sets, these are the ideal size for the serious player and favoured by many Backgammon experts. Excellent quality and storage for the pieces incorporated into the design. The Dal Negro sets are beautifully made and are extremely popular as gifts for both Backgammon enthusiasts and any lover of elegant wooden games.

88.90

From 124.90

143.90

162.90

 

167.90

174.90

174.90

185.90

 
 
 

186.90

Currently unavailable

209.90

 
 











 

Compact Connoisseur Backgammon Sets

A good range of high quality Backgammon sets that are smaller than tournament size and do not feature storage for the pieces. High quality sets for more discerning Backgammon players that are ideal for home use and more casual play.

57.90

58.90

143.90

145.90

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

148.90

 
 
 
 











 

Smaller Quality Backgammon Sets

Our range of smaller, less expensive Backgammon sets are perfect for home use. Well-made and great for families or people who would just like a nice set for occasional play. Will fit in the games cupboard and easy to take on your travels.

34.90

41.90

Out of stock.

Out of stock.

 











 

Dal Negro Backgammon Playing Pieces and Components

Dal Negro Backgammon components

5.99

Out of stock.

23.49

From 28.49

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 29.49

 
 
 
 

The Origin of Backgammon


Games of the Backgammon family have been played for thousands of years in all parts of the world and certainly during the Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. The game may derive from the ancient Egyptian game of Senat, which was played on a set of 3 x 12 points with 3 x 6 sided dice. Popular in a variety of forms throughout history, backgammon was probably originally brought to England by men returning from the Crusades.

Like many games played for money, Backgammon was unpopular with the authorities in England for centuries and it wasn't until the reign of Elizabeth I that laws prohibiting the "playing of Tables in licensed establishments" were abolished. In the early seventeenth century, backgammon underwent a revival and swept across Europe. Thenceforth, backgammon remained the popular game that we know today.

There are different opinions regarding the derivation. Some people believe it derives from 'Baec', meaning back and 'Gamen', which means game. Others believe that it might have been derived from 'Back', which means little and 'Gammon', meaning battle.

 

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