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Backgammon is one of the oldest board games known.Backgammon involves a combination of strategy and luck (from rolling dice).Excavations at Shahr-e Sukhteh (literally "The Burnt City") in Iran have shown that a board race game existed there around 3000 BC.In Byzantine Empire Tavla (tavli) meaning "table" or "board" in Byzantine Greek, is the oldest game with rules known to be nearly identical to backgammon; it is described in an epigram of Byzantine Emperor Zeno (AD 476–491).Backgammon, which is known as "tavla", is a very popular game in Turkey, and it is customary to name the dice rolls with their Persian number names, with local spellings: yek (1), dü (2), se (3), chahar ("cehar") (4), pange ("penç") (5), sheesh ("şeş") (6).

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Uploaded on November 14, 2017