Board game for two players in which the playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice
Backgammon is a board game for two players in which the playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice. A player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board. There are many variants of backgammon, most of which share … see full wiki
Background info on how backgammon is played can be found in Wikipedia: Backgammon. Since I don't believe in repeating what others have done, kindly visit Wikipedia if you are interested to find out all about backgammon.
What I'll elaborate on is my experiences with playing the game. It was indeed one of the oldest board games in the world. I haven't played a game of it since 1993! What I like about it is the combination of luck and strategy. Very much like how we live our real life. I had the most fun playing it with my colleagues, well, for the fact I won quite a bit of their money! Haha...
I also love the fact one can speed the game up to match point when one has an advantage over his/her opponents. By redoubling the stake, one can literally win the game without going to the final rounds if his/her opponents resign from the game. That's the most exciting part of the game, imho. Thus, it may be a simple game, but it certainly is not for the faint-hearted!!!