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visit pretty much any cafe in greece and you will find people playing backgammon (here, called tavli) -- many cafes have several on hand for you to use.

 

i love this game, even if mr.g consistently, repeatedly destroys me. it is getting harder for him. we played quite a bit on vacation, but this is a shot of an old set i have at home, a big wooden one that makes a nice sound when you slam the orange and red pieces on the board, as one does when one gets emotional.

 

on the blog: toomanytribbles.blogspot.com/2009/09/tavli-anyone.html

 

(Explored in January 2015)

To see the other pictures : www.flickr.com/photos/tolliv/collections/72157646406778533/

 

Admirez les fauteuils en pneu de vélo !

Utilisation de DXO Film pack pour un aspect photo vieilie

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

Robert A Heinlein quotes

Raw inworld shot. Prop for a coming cafe table.

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Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh, India

Paris , pont des arts , summer 2010 .

Very old backgammon game on display at Leeds Castle. I can just imagine the stories this board could tell!!

Shot taken in the old citadel of Baku, Azerbaijan.

Backgammon was introduced to me by my now wife, shortly after we started dating. Since then, I've found it to be quite the delightful game combining skill, luck, and a nice short game time.

Tonemapping from single Raw..

Left on the floor of the bandstand in Castle Park. I'm presuming it wasn't a vodka fuelled all-night backgammon contest but you never know...

Some photos of a photography tour with my good friend Dimitri

  

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The owner of the hotel and his brother in law hard at work !

  

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before his opponent. There are many variants of backgammon, most of which share common traits. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world.

  

Although luck is involved and factors into the outcome, strategy plays a more important role in the long run. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. In variants that originate from early 20th century New York, players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertoire of common tactics and occurrences.

  

Like chess, backgammon has been studied with great interest by computer scientists. Owing to this research, backgammon software has been developed capable of beating world-class human players.

  

cf Wikipedia

  

Have a great weekend everyone

  

More Corfu here

  

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More candids here

  

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Backgammon in Holy City, Jerusalem

Did you know they make precision dice that are carefully ground and have flush instead of drilled pips so as to have the truest possible weighting? May be overkill, but I like the notion of striving for randomness somehow.

Sir Edward Burne-Jones British 1833-1898

Philip Webb British 1831-1915

Manufactured by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company

The Backgammon Players , 1861

Painted and gilded pine, painted leather, copper hardward, painted iron hinges

Rodgers Fund 1926 [26.54]

From the placard: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Made the year Morris’s design firm was founded, this cabinet is one of the company’s earliers attempts to unite the fine and applied arts. The architect Philip Webb devised the frame and Burne-Jones ornamented the doors with a game playing couple, a traditional metaphor for courtship. When the piece was shown in the Medieval Court at the International Exhibition in London in 1862, critics disparaged the “crude” structure and color but praised the “beautifully painted” figures. Such furniture was vital to Morris’s fledgling enterprise ( reorganized in 1875 as Morris & Company), but it proved prohibitively time-consuming and expensive to manufacture.

 

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www.metmuseum.org/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Burne-Jones

www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/edward-burne-jones

www.victorianweb.org/victorian/painting/bj/index.html

www.victorianweb.org/authors/morris/morisco.html

 

Ahhhhh, the good life....playing tavli/backgammon and smoking the shishah under the ancient city walls in Café Sur, near Gulhane Park.

The son of the owner and me playing!!

Wont tell you the score...;-)))

 

BTW I dont smoke cigarettes........:-)))

only occasional waterpipe! love it!!

  

Waterpipe is lovely, its relaxing, you have to take your time to smoke it, its not something you do in 10 min,

You sit at least for 1 hr with a waterpipe, you share the pipe with the company you are with, but you can also smoke a pipe alone. I dont smoke one alone.

It doesnt hurt in your throat like even one ciggie would do for me, it doesnt stink like ciggies......

And for me its very occasional, not something I do on your own either, here sometimes I smoke with my daughter or son, outside!!!

Sitting on a long summer evening in the sun in my garden, ....chatting away with pipe and a herbal tea!! (no alcohol!!)

 

you should give it a go sometime.......:-))))

 

Well, that was my teaching of the way of the waterpipe

(Specially for baba.eduard;-))

 

on a street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Included in Flickr Blog "Flickr Friday: Shaken Not Stirred" January 10, 2014

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 common traits. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world.

 

Although luck plays an important role, there is a large scope for strategy. With each roll of the dice a player must choose from numerous options for moving his checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. Players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertory of common tactics and occurrences.

Detail from a backgammon game.

 

Posted for the #43. "Game" theme in the 52 in 2014 group.

 

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