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Old 10-18-2017, 04:36 AM   #1
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$$ backgammon set?

hey i know NOTHING about backgammon;however, i do owe someone a gift and they play the game. i would like to purchase an extremely nice backgammon set for him. can yall please suggest a set to purchase? thank you in advance for the help.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:01 AM   #2
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Re: $$ backgammon set?

Here's a link to a review of the P-40 set, which is the current favorite among tournament players:

https://thegammonpress.com/equipment...w-the-p-40-set
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:31 AM   #3
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Re: $$ backgammon set?

Bill, just so you know, the cost of a P-40 board has risen a bit since your review. I believe the lowest price now is $995.00.

brewhaw didn't mention what his budget is, and I suspect $995.00 might be a bit much. If, by chance, his budget is closer to $300.00, for example, then I recommend a Wycliffe Brothers board from GammonVillage.

https://www.gammonvillage.com/backgammon-shop/

These tournament-size boards are just $265 and are a very good bang for your buck. There's a lot of other nice boards at this site too.

Finally, the FTH boards at Gammon Stuff are worth looking at too.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:30 AM   #4
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Re: $$ backgammon set?

It's worth mentioning that, for a budget in the $200-$300 range, Crisloid is back in business and doing a good job with its new sets: www.crisloid.com.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:19 PM   #5
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Re: $$ backgammon set?

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i would like to purchase an extremely nice backgammon set for him. can yall please suggest a set to purchase?
What price range do you consider "extremely nice"? For some, a $250 Crisloid is extremely nice. For others, as mentioned, it would be a $1k P-40. And for the rare few, it would be a $4k Geoffrey Parker.
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