Strategically Placed Weird Holiday
Backgammon is an old game. The earliest ancestors of backgammon date back to Mesopotamia (birth place of civilization) where inhabitants played a board game known as The Royal Game of Ur. Many great civilizations have played some variation of backgammon: Persians, Egyptians and Romans all had a version. Backgammon became a popular game in 11th century
With such a long history, it’s no surprise that there’s a zany holiday to celebrate Backgammon. That holiday falls on August 4th, and that makes today’s outrageous holiday Backgammon day! Celebrate today’s wacky holiday with an all out backgammon tournament. You don’t need to gamble, but you do need is wit, strategy and a backgammon set.