In the development of the game, one aim was followed above all else: An uncompromising combination of uniqueness and functionality. This combination of innovation and luxury makes the board absolutely unique. For example, using carbon fibre means that heavy woods can be incorporated into the board, without it becoming too heavy. In addition, the playing surface has been covered in stingray leather in a process unique until now. This appeals to all the senses. The fittings, which have been specially developed and manufactured for this game, complete the impression that this passion for detail extends even into the last detail. The list could go on indefinitely.
The game counters (or checkers) covered in sting ray leather, a doubling cube made from ivory, and the precision dice all display perfection you can feel. As the crowning glory, a made-to-measure carrying bag made from high quality leather guarantees mobility and protection for the 57.5 x 78 cm size tournament standard board, so that you can continue to enjoy the perfection of the materials for a long time.
Persia, India or Rome – it’s not completely clear where backgammon actually originated. A board game dating as far back as the 3rd. century B.C. could well be one of the earliest backgammon games. Or equally, it might be a distant relative, or a very similar game. Opinions are very divided on the subject. The truth is shrouded in mystery.
However, it’s true to say that a board game from ancient Persia was, at the very least, similar to the backgammon of today. From there, it began its likely journey to India and Egypt. Archaeologists also discovered a board game similar to the backgammon of today in the lost Mesopotamian city of Ur. The Romans also knew a game reminiscent of an old form of backgammon: the Ludus duodecim scriptorum or twelve line game. But this game contains one major difference.