The Shesh of Besh

An adversarial probabilistic board game originating from Mesopotamia, utilized continuously by several thriving human civilizations across a period of 5000 years, primarily as a tool for both children and adults looking to sharpen the skills of strategy and estimation while also building social bonds.

One of history’s more successful examples of a superficially nonfunctional, yet highly effective device. Still in use to this day.

“Backgammon playing pieces may alternately be termed checkers, draughts, stones, men, counters, pawns, discs, pips, chips, or nips.”

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