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MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME AND MY SIBLINGS TO PLAY BACKGAMMON AS KIDS AND WE IN TURN TAUGHT OUR CHILDREN.  FAMILY REUNIONS…IT GETS COMPETITIVE!  I’M AMAZED WATCHING OUR CHILDREN PLAY WITH ONE ANOTHER, WELL, AND CARRY ON THIS GROWING FAMILY PAST-TIME WITH EACH OTHER.
ONE RAINY DAY AS MY 4 BOYS AND I SAT AROUND PLAYING ON A BOARD NO LARGER THAN A PAPER-BACK BOOK, WE DECIDED WE NEEDED TO MAKE, NOT BUY, A LAGER BOARD.  SO WE DID.
THE FIRST EFFORT WAS NOT VERY GOOD YET MANY BOARDS LATER, INCLUDING ONE FOR EACH OF MY CHILDREN, I SWITCHED TO SLAB WOOD: VERSATILE, STUNNING, ENDLESS IN POSSIBILITY.  MY APPRECIATION FOR THE AESTHETIC OF THIS MEDIA HAS GROWN EXPONENTIALLY.
JUXTAPOSING THE BEAUTIFUL ORDER AND SYMMETRY OF A BACKGAMMON PLAYING SURFACE WITH THE MAYHEM OF GRAIN, TEXTURES AND LIVE-EDGE DIS-SYMMETRY OF A TREE BRINGS STUNNING RESULTS.  COMPULSION, EXPLORATION, DISCOVERY…AROMATIC FINE LEATHER, KNOTTY AND HIGHLY FIGURED/GRAINS…I’M HOOKED.
BACKGAMMON IS A CENTURIES-OLD GAME AND IT CONTINUES TO EVOKE COMPETITION, THOUGHT, TOGETHERNESS, TRADITION AND FAMILY.  I HOPE MY EFFORTS WILL ALLOW YOU TO ENJOY THIS GAME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND LOVED ONES AND PROVIDE AN HEIRLOOM-QUALITY TREASURE TO PASS ON.