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Mosaic Wood-inlaid Backgammon Set, "Mesopotamian Match"

Backgammon may be the world's oldest board game. Invented in Mesopotamia, there... more

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Backgammon may be the world's oldest board game. Invented in Mesopotamia, there is evidence of it being played in ancient Egypt, Rome, China, Japan, and England. Over the millennia it evolved into today's simple but multilayered game of tiles and strategy. Made by artisans in Lebanon, this game board is handcrafted using hundreds of tiny pieces--called tesserae--of inlaid walnut, olive, lemon, apricot, and rosewood. As each piece is handcrafted, exact colors and patterns of the inlay may vary. Can also play chess and checkers on the reverse of the folding case. Backgammon and checker pieces included.

  • 1.70 kgs
  • 3.7 lbs
  • Board: 40.6 cm L x 40.6 cm W
  • Board: 16" L x 16" W

  • Walnut, olive, lemon, apricot, and rosewood
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Playing pieces included
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in Lebanon.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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3,896

Frank

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10/04/2017

"Stunning gameboard"

This is a lovely, even stunning game board. One suggestion: the clasp joining the top to the bottom is inadequate. I should want a clasp that keeps the two together.

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Gell?n

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07/23/2021

"A really great game!"

Ive been to the Middle East, Lebanon, Jordan several times, but I didnt buy this game called Tawleh then. Now I managed to get it from the US. Beautiful, meticulous workmanship, artistic work! Thanks to the Lebanese masters and NOVICA. Sincerely, Iskander from Hungary.

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EDWIN

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12/10/2020

"Beautiful backgammon set!"

This is a beautifully crafted and handsome backgammon set. It is a display piece on our coffee table and a conversation starter with guest.

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Elaine

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06/18/2020

"Beautiful workmanship"

My husband gave to me for our 5th (wood) wedding anniversary. Such beautiful workmanship we keep the box on our coffee table when we are not playing. Note that the colors are not as vibrant to the eye as they appear in photos. But still very exceptional and a great gift.

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JoAnn

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01/08/2020

"Beautiful craftsmanship"

This backgammon board is just as pictured. Beautifully inlaid and finished. You will want to display this as well as play with it.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday

Michael

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01/05/2020

"This is now indeed, a cherished Heirloom!"

Absolutely blown away by the astounding intricacy of the craftsmanship. Almost to beautiful to use. Truly a work of art and unique conversation piece. Makes the game that much more interesting. Well worth more than the price. I will say however, the plastic dice are far too small. It would be nice to see some 10mm wood dice included or sold separately. Just a thought..Cheers!

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Helen

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04/14/2024

"This makes me happy!"

So beautiful and soothing. Ive purchased many at this point as gifts. Your artistry is absolutely amazing!

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Tammy

From Charleston/West Virginia/USA

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03/19/2024

"Very beautiful!"

I love this bracelet and will recommend NOVICA to my friends and family.

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Hetty

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03/13/2024

"Love this bracelet"

This warm reddish bracelet is gorgeous.The material and craftsmanship are perfect.

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Lorraine

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03/03/2024

"Lovely array of colors"

Lover of chimes and have many hanging on porch and patio, but these are unique in design and color and sturdy in thickness. Cant wait to hang them outside once our weather turns warmer so I can hear their sounds for first time. Noticed colors are a bit darker than pastel hues seen online, but I am sure will appear lighter with sun shining through them. Beautiful creation, dont hesitate to buy.

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Linda

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02/23/2024

"Book on Lost Cultures"

This book is very informative and alot thicker than I thoought it would be. I am excited to start reading and getting more informed on lost cities and cultures that were far more advanced and democratic than we perhaps knew.

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Victoria

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02/22/2024

"A Christmas Classic"

I got this as a gift for my sister in her new home in vermont. Its GORGEOUS. Its brings so much Christmas cheer!! Getting myslef one for next year!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: Christmas

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