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Tables boards of this period, often played in inns and pubs, were larger than many earlier boards. The borders are raised, nailed in place, and protected by metal corner plates. The points are painted in alternate black and white.
The board, like earlier tables boards, would have been used for a number of games; which, from around the mid-seventeenth century, could have included backgammon, first recorded c. 1645.
Playing pieces are of natural (white) and stained (black) beech wood; and these are supplied, with three bone dice, in a drawstring leather pouch.
All our boards are made of quarter-sawn oak, each with their own distinctive figuring; so the board supplied may differ slightly from that shown in the picture.
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Materials and Special Features:
Quarter-sawn hinged oak board
Beech wood counters
Solid-pip bone dice
Playing pieces supplied in leather drawstring pouch