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Backgammon

Backgammon has a rich and ancient history. There have been backgammon boards found in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran and at sites from the Byzantine Empire. There was even a wooden backgammon board recovered from the wreckage of the Swedish ship, Vasa, which sunk in 1628. The name backgammon is English and most likely comes from the words “back" and “game."