>I wonder whether exist the standards for backgammona equipment such as e.g.
>size of the board, checkers a.s.o. Maybe any of you have met such
Few written standards, many preferences.
Some rules sets ban sets that are too small or too large. All rules
sets require precision dice and lipped cups in preference to other
types of dice and cups. Any director may ban equipment which doesn't
meet written or unwritten standards.
For tournaments, boards with 1.75 inch (44mm) checkers are popular
with many players. 2" is nice, especially if you can hire a porter to
carry it around for you. 1.5" or 40mm is quite acceptable for playing
and easier to tote. Anything smaller is not a pleasure to play on.
You will not see all-wood boards at tournaments -- too noisy, dice
don't tumble easily. Acceptable materials for the playing fields
include leather, felt, cork, denim and vinyl.
See Backgammon Galore / Newsgroup Archive / Equipment:
rac...@best.com, Raccoon on FIBS, GamesGrid
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