TABULA ~ The Game of the Ancient Greeks. Beautifully Made, Classic and Stylish.
Tabula was a Greco-Roman board game, and is generally thought to be the direct ancestor of modern backgammon. According to the Etymologiae by Isidore of Seville, tabula was first invented by a Greek soldier of the Trojan War named Alea. The rules of Tabula were reconstructed in the 19th century by Becq de Fouquières. The game was played on a board nearly identical to a modern backgammon board with 24 points, 12 on each side. Two players had 15 pieces each, and moved them in opposing directions around the board, according to the roll of three dice.
This beautiful reconstruction of this ancient game is made of birch and features 30 glass playing pieces, three die and instructions for play. The board measures 14" x 10".