A huge range of backgammon accessories is available. These can be used to replace missing pieces or to enhance an existing set. Here at Deluxe Backgammon, we have a preference for sustainable natural materials. As a result, our accessories tend to be made of wood or leather. Purists will argue that with wooden dice, the rolls risk being biased and that precision dice should always be used. This is certainly the case for tournament play or for matches where money is at stake. Because of our preference for sustainable natural materials we like dice cups made from wood or leather. All of the backgammon accessories below have been personally reviewed by one of our contributors.
Checkers. Because of our preference for sustainable natural materials we prefer checkers that are made from wood or leather. Checkers should be sized to fit the base width of the points.
Dice Cups. Because of our preference for natural sustainable materials we like dice cups made from wood or leather. Ideally, dice cups should include a trip.
Doubling cube. The doubling cube adds an additional element of strategy to the game. It is used as a marker with the numbers 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 inscribed on its faces. The number denotes the current stake in the game.
Wooden Dice. As a result of our preference for sustainable materials, we prefer wooden dice for social play. Wooden dice have a tactile quality that is lacking in plastic pieces.
Precision Dice. Precision dice are for serious or tournament players. These dice ensure unbiased rolls. Precision dice are a must if you play for money.