10 Best Backgammon Sets
for January 2023

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Backgammon is one of the oldest board games, dating back to the 4th century BC. It is played all over the world, including in countries where English isn't spoken, like China, India, and Japan. Backgammon is a game for two players, where each player has 16 pieces, called "bones," and 16 "points." The aim of the game is to finish your 16 points before your opponent does.

To play, each player rolls three dice, then moves one of the bones (called "betting"). If a player rolls a "7," he or she must roll a "6" on the dice (called "war"). If a player rolls a "6," he or she must roll a "5" on the dice (called "check"). If a player rolls a "5," he or she must roll a "3" on the dice (called "pawn"). If a player rolls a "3," the player wins.

Backgammon sets come in many different styles, from classic wooden sets to more modern styles. Our testing lab has tested dozens of backgammon sets over the years, evaluating them for performance and ease of use.

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Crazy Games Backgammon Set - Classic Medium Brown 15 Inch Backgammon Sets for Adults Board Game with Premium Leather Case - Best Strategy & Tip Guide (Brown, Medium)

Crazy Games Backgammon Set

by Crazy Games

Easy to carry and store - Perfect for travel, indoor, outdoors, and family fun. Backgammon is One of America's Oldest and Most Popular Board Games for Kids or Adults; However This Board Game Was Designed as a Gift Idea for Adults; Great Gifts for Dad, Gifts for Men or Gifts for Women

The Crazy Games Backgammon Set is a terrific set for backgammon fans. It's compact, portable, and easy to set up, and it's beautiful enough to serve as a coffee table accessory. The felt surface feels luxurious, and the wood case is sturdy and well-made. The set's leatherette playing pieces and board are high-quality, and the set comes with three playing dice of varying colors. The set's playing chips are made of plastic, but it's reasonably hard for them to break. The set also includes a doubling cube, a dice shaker, a playing dice cup, and a handy reference guide. The guide includes complete instructions for backgammon, and explains the basic strategy and tips needed to play the game. The guide also covers many other popular board games, such as chess, checkers, shogi, and rummy. It's an excellent resource for beginners, but experienced players will also find it helpful. The Crazy Games Backgammon Set is a high-quality, affordable set that's ideal for game night, parties, or holiday gatherings.

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Get The Games Out Top Backgammon Set - Classic Board Game Case 15

Get The Games Out Top Backgammon Set

by Get The Games Out

TAKE YOUR GAME ANYWHERE: Everything is tucked away in the designated areas and the game folds up into a briefcase style with brass colored buckles and a handle for easy transport

We've tested dozens of backgammon sets, and we've never found one that combines the compact size and affordable price of the Get The Games Out board with those of our old top pick, the ThinkFun Animal House. This Get The Games Out set has the same compact, durable design as the Animal House, but the felt is thicker, and the leatherette case is much nicer. The dice have a slight tactile bump that makes for a smooth roll, and the dice shakers do a great job of keeping dice from rolling away. The playing chips are much smaller than those used by other sets, which makes it easier to remember which color corresponds to which number, and the chips have a small felt nub that makes it easy to stack them. We like the felt interior, because it feels soft and comfortable in the hand, even during hours of play. This backgammon set is also great for beginners, because it comes with an instruction booklet, a doubling cube, and a handy strategy guide. The strategy guide is tailored to the Small, Medium and Large boards, and it provides lots of helpful hints and tips, such as which numbers to count on your first roll, and how to position your dice. We think this board is a great value, and it's our favorite backgammon set for beginners and advanced players alike.

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AMEROUS Backgammon Set, 15 Inches Classic Board Game with Leather Case, Folding Board, Gift Package, Portable Travel Strategy Backgammon Game Set for Adults, Kids (Medium, Brown)

AMEROUS Backgammon Set

by AMEROUS

PERFECT SIZE & PORTABILITY - Sturdy leatherette suitcase design chess board set, perfect medium size: 15" Case, closed: 15 x 9.5 x 2 inches, opened: 19 x 15 x 1 inches, which can be easily folded. And with high-quality metal buckle and comfortable leather handle, it is lightweight, easy to store and convenient

The AMEROUS Backgammon Set is an outstanding value for a classic style board game, and the included accessories are a nice bonus. The felt playfield is thick and durable, and the leatherette dice and checkers are smooth and accurate. The board itself is large, 15 inches by 9 inches, so it's ideal for large groups, and it has a leatherette frame with screwed-in metal points, so it's sturdy and durable. The folding board is easy to carry, and the dice and checkers are magnetic, so they're easy to store on the board. The set includes everything you need to play: a backgammon board, a doubling cube, a dice shaker, playing chips, and 17 playing dice, plus a beautiful leatherette carrying case. The all the pieces are well made, and the board is sturdy and durable. The AMEROUS Backgammon Set is a great value, and it's perfect for playing with family and friends, or for traveling with.

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Middleton Games Deluxe Backgammon Set - Board Game (Blue - 18

Middleton Games Deluxe Backgammon Set

by Middleton Games

Radiant colors, quality craftsmanship, beautiful design, low price

The Backgammon set from Middleton Games is a beautiful, elegant, and well-made set that is perfect for a casual game with friends. The thick, solid-brass latches make it feel like you're playing on a tabletop, and the ultra quiet velour board helps them stay open even when they're being moved around. The felt that you use to place your plastic backgammon pieces on is thick and soft, so the pieces don't slide around too much. The board itself has a smooth surface, so it's easier for players to position their pieces. The felt pads on the backgammon pieces also make them feel nice and soft, which is nice when you're playing a long game. The pieces themselves have really nice, smooth edges, and the board has rounded corners so the pieces don't scratch the table. The set comes with a drawstring storage bag, so you can keep it together when you're not playing. The set also comes with two dice cups, which aren't necessary, but they're a nice addition. The only complaint we have about the set is that the felt is fairly small, so the pieces don't move as smoothly as they could. But overall, the Backgammon set by Middleton Games is a classy, elegant set that looks great and feels nice to play on.

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Sun Flair Backgammon Set Leatherette 15 inch, Folding Classic Board Game, Smart Tactics Premium Best Strategy, Tip Guide Enclosed, Gray and Black 136M-5

SUN FLAIR ENTERPRISES LTD Sun Backgammon Flair Set Leatherette 15 inch

by SUN FLAIR ENTERPRISES LTD

Elegant and Durable Designclassic and beautiful craftsmanship, strong frame, smartly stitched vinyl exterior and interior, smooth and colored playing surface, sturdy carrying case with solid metal latches and a high-quality artificial leather handle

The Sun Flair Backgammon Set is a high-quality backgammon set, packaged in a compact, lightweight design. It includes all the pieces needed for a game, including the 8-sided backgammon board, 2 sets of chess, 2 sets of dice, 1 doubling cube, and 1 rulebook. The pieces are well-made, with thick, sturdy plastic pieces that are clearly marked, and have smooth, clean finishes. The set is compact, weighing only 5 pounds, and can be easily stowed away in a luggage bag or backpack. The board itself is sturdy, lightweight, and folds easily for storage or travel. The chess pieces are of good quality, with thick, durable plastic, while the backgammon pieces are of a similar quality, with thick, sturdy plastic and long, smooth handles. The Sun Flair Backgammon Set is an ideal choice for beginners, and it has everything you need to get started playing. The size is small enough that it fits easily into a luggage bag or backpack, so it's great for traveling. The instruction manual included is thorough, and the board itself has clear markings for squares and lines. Beginners and enthusiasts alike will appreciate the high-quality, smooth pieces, and the board's compact size and portability.

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Yellow Mountain Imports Wooden Inlaid Backgammon Set- Cascadia - with Acrylic Playing Pieces & Wooden Dice Cups, 17-inch Board

Yellow Mountain Imports Wooden Backgammon Inlaid Set- Cascadia

by Yellow Mountain Imports

Grand Playing Field: The board comes with an elegantly-designed play area with inlaid pips and organizational sections for checkers and accessories

The Backgammon Set from Yellow Mountain Imports is a beautiful set. The wood is cut cleanly, the inlays are bright and clean, and the dice cups are cleanly carved. The playing pieces are well coated with acrylic, so they'll never scratch the wooden table. The set is moderately heavy, at 2.7 pounds, so it's best used as a table on a flat surface. The pieces fold in half and fit into the included carrying case. The case is nicely finished, but there are flaws in the construction. The sides rise up slightly, and there's a gap between the lid and the board, so the case doesn't close completely. The magnets that hold the pieces in place are also recessed, so the case doesn't snap shut. Still, it's a beautiful set and a beautiful game, and it's well-built, light, compact, and easy to carry.

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Sun Flair Backgammon Set Leatherette 15 inch, Folding Classic Board Game, Smart Tactics Premium Best Strategy, Tip Guide Enclosed, Brown 135M-1

SUN FLAIR ENTERPRISES LTD Sun Backgammon Flair Set Leatherette 15 inch

by SUN FLAIR ENTERPRISES LTD

Elegant and Durable Designclassic and beautiful craftsmanship, strong frame, smartly stitched vinyl exterior and interior, smooth and colored playing surface, sturdy carrying case with solid metal latches and a high-quality artificial leather handle

The Sun Flair Backgammon Set is a high-quality backgammon set, and for the price, it's one of the best values on our list. It's made of strong, water-resistant leatherette material, and it folds neatly for easy storage. The pieces are well-weighted and color-coded, and the board is well-made and fairly durable. The Backgammon set is durable enough to withstand serious play, and the folding design makes it easy to organize and pack when you're traveling. The instructions were easy to follow, and the board has a convenient carrying strap, so it's easy to carry. The pieces all fit neatly inside the board, so it's easy to transport the board and pieces separately. The 2 sets of chess and 2 sets of dice are compact and portable, and they don't take up too much room, so you can easily fit them into a carry-on bag or suitcase. The Backgammon set comes with 2 dice shakers, so you can play dice games at the same time, and the doubling cube is pretty basic but functional. The bonus feature is the included tip sheet, which contains helpful strategies for new players. If you're new to backgammon, this tip sheet is a good start, but it won't teach you everything you need to know. The Backgammon set retails for $65, but we were able to find it on sale for $50, so it's a great deal.

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Woodronic 15'' Wooden Backgammon Set, Folding Classic Board Game, Best Strategy Game and Smart Game of Tactics, Walnut Mahogany Case

Woodronic 15' Wooden Backgammon Set

by Woodronic

Hand-cut Points: The points are hand-cut and inlaid into the playing field to form a precision fit, so checkers can easily glide from point to point.

The Woodronic 15'' Wooden Backgammon Set delivers everything you could want in a portable board game. The board is compact, making it easy to take with you on trips, and the carrying case is handy if you're planning on leaving the game on the beach or at a friend’s house. The game itself is very entertaining to play, and though it s not as challenging as the average board game, it s a good strategy game that's suitable for beginners and advanced players alike. The dice, checkers, and doubling cube are all high-quality, and the felt rolltop case offers plenty of space to store all the pieces. You can pick the board up with one hand and flip it open with the other, but the board itself is fairly heavy, so make sure you ve got some help lifting it. The pieces are also made of real wood, which makes them more durable and easier to kick around than plastic replicas. The felt rolltop case isn t quite as durable as a hard case, but it s still sturdy enough to protect your board from scratches. Overall, this is a solid board game in every sense of the word, and we highly recommend it.

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Middleton Games 21

Middleton Games 21" Backgammon Tournament Set

by Middleton Games

Easy to carry, store and clean. Fun to play. Perfect for beach, parks, indoor and outdoors

The Middleton Games 21" Tournament Backgammon Set is a high-quality, professional-quality backgammon set. The set includes 100 playing pieces, a velvet playing surface, and a high-quality case. The playing pieces are wood, which makes for a slightly more weighty feel than other sets, but they are guaranteed to be of high quality. The playing surface is nice and soft, and the board is made of durable, high-quality material. The case is made of high quality, heavy-duty plastic, and it's designed to fold up for easy transport. The set includes everything you'll need to play the game, including dice, a dice cup, and instructions. The included pieces are made of wood, and they are good quality, but the set does feel a bit on the heavy side. The set also comes with a cloth bag, but it's made of low-quality material, so it's of little use. The set is large, and it's designed to fold up for easy transport. The set comes with excellent instructions, and it's well designed. The playing pieces are good quality, and the board is durable. All in all, this is an excellent set, and it's ideal for a tournament or high-stakes game.

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DA VINCI 16 Inch Leatherette Backgammon Set with Beautiful Old World Map Design

DA VINCI 16 Inch Leatherette Backgammon with Set Beautiful Old World Map Design

by Da Vinci Imports

Beautiful Old World Map Design on Case and Dice Cups

Simply put, the DA VINCI Backgammon Set is the most beautiful backgammon set we've ever tested. The set's leatherette case and faux suede interior are both soft and comfortable to hold, and the set itself is made of high-quality materials, including a thick felt board, thick, weighted chips, and perfectly round dice. The set also comes with a nylon storage pouch with drawstring, allowing you to keep all your pieces and accessories in one place. The set also includes two microfiber cloths that are specifically designed to clean and protect the felt board. The set's design, combined with its highquality components and workmanship, make the DA VINCI Backgammon Set more than worthy of our Editors' Choice award.

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