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Wood mosaic backgammon set, 'Mesopotamian Match' - Mosaic Wood-inlaid Backgammon Set Curate

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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 a fourth-generation artist in Damascus, Syria, 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 (open): 40.6 cm L x 40.6 cm W
  • Board (open): 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.
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Lebanon.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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3 reviews


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"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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This backgammon set is exactly as appears, intricately made. Love it.

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"Beautiful Game Board!"

I have admired this Backgammon board for a few years, and received it this past Christmas. Pictures do not do it justice. It is stunning. I think that it would be a nice added touch if the die were hand made in a similar fashion. Also, I agree with the other review about the clasp - it will not hold, so I am very careful when I move it. Neither of these observations take away from the intricate mosaic woodwork. I love it!

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  • Occasion: Christmas
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