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Issue Number 75
May 2009
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Did You Know?

3000 BC - According to the history of backgammon information, archeological excavations have unearthed artifacts that show that a game very much like backgammon dates back to 3000 BC.  

2600 BC - Backgammon has been associated with the leaders and elite of the age-old civilizations.

700 AD - A form of Backgammon was popular in Rome in the first century AD. The ancient Romans played a game with button-shaped pieces of varying colour and shape on a board of 7 x 8 squares.

1645 - As with much of the history of backgammon, there is speculation about the derivation of the name of the game. The earliest documented use of the word "backgammon" was in 1645.

1743 - Another important moment in the backgammon history was the publication of the first official set of modern rules, written by Edmond Hoyle in 1743.

1920s - The backgammon rules were not totally codified until the Enlightenment when Edmond Hoyle wrote a short treatise. The only missing rule was the doubling cube that was invented USA at the end of 20s.

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