Knowing Your Backgammon Equipment
We all know that in any game or sports, having the right tools or equipment helps a lot . Such truth is in the case of playing backgammon. Playing backgammon is more exciting and enjoyable if you have the suitable and right equipment. We have some interesting equipments one may try;
The Backgammon boards- Playing a more exciting and serious backgammon will require a player to have the best, durable board that is of tournament size. You don't only get enjoyment, but this makes the game more fair and without any problems. Backgammon boards that are of poor quality will certainly give one some problems in playing. These are some of the things one might encounter in poorly - made board equipment ;
1. There are some confusions on the play when checkers don't fit on the pips 2. The dice is not smooth in its roll, sometimes stopping abruptly, or it bounces too much, sometimes even flying off the board, or mixing up with the other checkers as well 3. The color of the checkers and the alternating pips is not distinct and clear giving hard contrast for both, hence players are being distracted 4. More expensive board equipment has less or no intangible problems at all
It is best to play in a tournament size board equipment in backgammon than a small size one because of the convenience it gives in rolling the dice. More space is being enjoyed in such a good size board, hence the dice freely turns and rolls. Smaller boards tend to produce unfair rolls .
You can easily have excellent board equipment being purchased worldwide and you will spend from a couple of hundred dollars to thousand of dollars for the best one.
The Checkers Another important backgammon equipment is the checkers It is best recommended that to buy the checkers, you must have it with the board, because the checkers must precisely fit on the board, so as to achieve excellent and accurate play of backgammon. Some checkers don't last long, after some years, because they will chip off break or gone. Hence you will need some replacement. Doing so, it is good that you check on the exact dimensions of the checkers. Also have the appropriate color of the checkers to match the board.
The Dice Well of course, the dice is the most prominent equipment in the game of backgammon. An accurate and well made dice is needed by serious players of backgammon. The rounded corners of the dice give a more free random roll, hence giving a fair play. The dice must be balanced perfectly and the clear type has interior markings.
The Cup You can easily purchase excellent cups out there from reliable manufacturers. Important feature of this backgammon equipment is that it is big enough in space for the dice to freely tumble around inside. However, it must not also be so huge that the dice could fall out if you shake the cup.