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Backgammon vs. Chess; Game of the Mind or Game of the Kings?
Backgammon vs. Chess is a comparison that many of us have tried to make. Who win over the other in this comparison and who can carry the title of the simple yet strategic game?
In our daily lives we will be sooner or later confronted with board games, and most often it is sooner than later usually in the childhood years. What happens if you like every board game equally and you cannot decide which one to pick? The simple answer is that you have to compare both with each other and find out which game challenges you the most. In this case we are comparing Backgammon with Chess. Both games require a player to be a good strategist, but which one will eventually prevail?
Let us start the comparison systematically and begin with the history of both games. Backgammons history comes from different parts of the world and from different ancient times that go as far as 3000 B.C. Mesopotamia, ancient China, Egypt and Persia have formed and molded the creation of our modern day Backgammon. Chess on the other hand originated in India in the 6th century and is a considerably younger game than Backgammon is, through which we conclude that Backgammon is clearly the winner when it comes to the richness of its history.
Now we are going to compare the two by their game play. Backgammon has different points on the board and the goal is to bring your checkers to your base and then take the checkers out of you base. The first player with no checkers left is the winner. In Chess you can only move each figure in a limited way. The goal of Chess is to set the king on checkmate and this can take a long time if both are experienced players. The winner of this round is the game with the fastest game play and the easiest game play, therefore the winner is again Backgammon.