Classic Game Table From Italy

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4/5 on June 20, 2017

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PROS

  • Italian hand-crafted out of real wood (mahogany)
  • Great looking
  • The backgammon board has a border to keep dice contained
  • Comes with dice and wooden cup

CONS

  • Unit does not come with playing pieces

VERDICT

I love the look of this table and could only imagine how good it would look in amongst other quality furniture. Also love the fact that the backgammon game board has an edge to keep the dice on the table.

This masterpiece is Italian made and is suitable for playing backgammon, chess and checkers. In all honesty, I don’t know that you would let anyone play anything on this beautiful table.

This backgammon table is suitably crafted from walnut & mahogany wood, and the playing game board is constructed from briarwood and maple (for those, like me, who don’t know what briarwood is – according to Wikipedia it is normally known as briar root and is used for making smoking pipes because it is very hard and heat-resistant).

I am a little astonished that for the price of this table it does not include any playing pieces, not backgammon nor chess. You would think this table would have the margins in it to throw in a piece or two. Perhaps the manufacturers figure that purchasers of a piece this fine would also like to purchase a particular set of pieces to suit their own tastes.

It does, however, come with dice and a wooden cup (according to the description in Amazon).

This Classic Backgammon Table from Italy has a pedestal design and is 27″ high which makes it easy for two players to fit their legs in around the table. Comfort will be had whilst playing a challenging game of backgammon!

As mentioned, the table sits at 27 inches high, and is 23 inches by 23 inches square. The board dimensions are 16 inches by 16 inches.

There is a feature of this table which cannot be overlooked. It’s such an awesome feature but so simple, all table designs should include it. Having played on a few different tables over my time, I can tell you this feature actually adds to the game play and keeps it flowing. Guessed it? The board is framed which nicely keeps the dice on the table. Both a time saver and a back saver! ┬áHonestly, keeping the dice on the table is so good.

This backgammon table is one good looking unit, and will be a feature and talking point in anyone’s furniture line up.