backgammon History

The game was played by the Persians, Sumerians, Egyptians and Romans. With the spread of the Roman Empire the Backgammon had migrated with the troops of the Roman army all the way to North Africa and England. The Roman people called the early version of Backgammon as Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum, meaning "The Game of Twelve Lines".

The boards were made of leather and were easily carried by the Roman forces. To Britain the game arrived in the first century AD, by the Romans. At that time the board become even more close to today's online casino gambling version of Backgammon with a 2 on 12 lines, and it was called "Tabula". In the six century the name becomes "Elea – The art of gambling with dice". Other names of Backgammons are Tavli (Greece), Tables Reales (Spain), Vrhcaby (Czech), Swan-Liu (China), Tavla (Turkey), Tric Trac (France) and Tavola Reale (Italy) and so on.