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Just a few brown to choose from here. A droughts / backgammon board handed down to me by my Father. He and I played a lot of backgammon.

"Spotlight Your Best" theme for December 2020 Toys and Games

 

Created for Kreative People Group's Treat This 232

Treat This source image "Crystal Globe" is courtesy of Abstractartangel and is shown in the first comment box below.

 

in Üsküdar, the asian side of Istanbul

Fait en bois // Pions de backgammon

 

Happy Macro Mondays everyone!

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Joyeux Macro Mondays à tous!

Merci pour tous vos commentaires et favoris.

The Kunstkammer Wien

So many many years ago, (the 70's) you could walk into almost any Los Angeles area club and find Backgammon being played in the corner. The drink of choice was Hennessy or Courvoisier cognac. We came across our 40 year old gold velour travel Backgammon set and decided to start playing again. Sadly the checkers began to break due to age, so we ordered a larger new set and I decided to immortalize our 40 year old set in a still life. This really does bring back so many great memories. Viva the 70's!!

Brought my camera out while the husband and daughter were playing Backgammon. Love that I caught the die mid-air.

One thing most people don't know is that penguins have excellent mathematical brains and can instinctively apply dice probabilities to complex situations. Obviously this makes them Backgammon ninjas, just like Flippers McFlapperson here. So, don't be fooled if a penguin offers to play you for fish at Backgammon. They're hustling you.

ZenBrush2, iColorama and Procreate on iPad

a serious game between two rivals

Shot taken in the old citadel of Baku, Azerbaijan.

Day Three: Further. I can't believe it! "Wiener Dog!" I exclaimed. "You're the manager?"

He sighed. "Ricki, I can have my tiger eat you."

I gave the tiger a glance and it licked its lips. "Okay, Matthias, why am I here?"

He pointed at a document on his desk. "You've filed for an archaeological exploration, but it doesn't mention what you're hoping to find beyond evidence of ruins."

"Is there something wrong with that?" I asked, getting comfortable in one of the chairs facing his desk.

"Since when have you been interested in ancient architecture?" he asked.

"Since when have you been interested in management?" I countered.

"Why don't we discuss our recent changes in interest over a game of backgammon?" he suggested.

"Whatever you say -- Wiener Dog," I agreed, smiling.

 

(Taken at Pelican Point Nantucket

maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nantucket%20Island/124/128... which Morgan told me about. It's a totes wonderful place. And thank you to Erebus, for joining the adventure. I'm tagging all the players involved. lol)

For Macro Mondays, "Games People Play". HMM!

Backgammon is one of the oldest games known to man, sources date back some 5,000 years. It is believed the present form dates back to the 10th century.

It is said that you can learn the fundamentals of the game in 30minutes, but it is a life's work to learn the secrets of the strategy of Backgammon. I'm still a learner.

A travelling backgammon set. The pieces are about 15mm diameter

Backgammon: literally B&W

Zero Image Dual Format 35. Arista 100. Rodinal 1:25

The inlaid outer case of a backgammon board originally owned by my father and now mine. I don't know where it was made but it's a beautfiul pattern.

4 playing dice & the doubling dice from a Backgammon set

My husband is teaching our six year old to play backgammon. For a while, the boy has been watching his dad play it on his phone. This morning, I suggested that it might be even more fun to play together. It seems to have worked. By the afternoon, the boy had challenged dad to a tournament. Competitive like his mum; there could be fireworks.

 

(snapped with P&S, processed with camerabag)

(I took so many pictures today and couldn't narrow it down to just one, sorry)

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;-))

 

One object 365 day project

86/365~~11-20-2007

Tonemapping from single Raw..

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

Robert A Heinlein quotes

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