18" black leatherette backgammon with red and black game pieces, with ivory and brown dices and two black leatherette cups. Game pieces are 1.5" in diameter Backgammon is a two player game where the pieces, also known as stones, are moved counter clockwise in a horseshoe fashion along triangular tracks, also know as points. Backgammon is one of the oldest board games and is believed to have been in existence since the time of the Pharaohs. Backgammon is a game that combines elements of strategy and luck. It is a fast paced game that requires analytical thinking to master, yet still has touches of lady luck to make the game unpredictably fun.