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Nice appearance but poor construction. Top and bottom plates are very thin High Density Fiberboard with razor thin veneer. Gives a cheap drum sound when dice are rolled or pieces moved Frame is composed of 13 mm x 16 mm mahogany which warps, preventing the set from properly closing. If you intend to transport the set, be sure to keep the box. Set will not stay closed as the magnetic fasteners are too far from each other after the frame warps..
Dice cups are finished on the outer sides but not on the inside or on the outer base. A piece of thick paper with a thin felt layer is stuffed into the cups to deaden sound.
Looks pretty on the shelf. Not a good feel to play. Suitable for occasional use in the home if the players are not too demanding. Not durable enough for use by children.
Love the SIZE of this set! Large pieces, I wish the outside was as beautiful as the inside. Mind you we play so often we don't care, I may have it recovered in something fun anyway. Smell the dice cups... months later it still smells beautiful, we play on this set often.
Recommendation? I wish it had 1 spare piece for each colour. For "Just in case" purposes.
My sister loves it so much I'm getting her one for xmas!
1- The box is a little warped, so the magnets are unable to close it properly 2- The doubling die was a regular die numbered from 1 to 6, instead of 2 to 64, as advertised 3- I like to slide the checkers from one pip to another, but there was some resistance on the board. A little amount of Pledge fixed the problem.
La qualité du bois à l'intérieur est très bonne, c'est un jeu très esthétique et solide. Les jetons sont massifs et agréables à manipuler. Les deux boitiers pour brasser les dés sont jolis. Par contre, seul défaut, le boitier est fait de faux bois, ce qui diminue le prestige de ce jeu de backgammond.
Beautiful board and pieces. Would have been nicer to have wooden dice to match instead of cheap plastic ones Also should improve the closure Magnets barely keep box closed Have to carry it flat or everything falls out