Wednesday 5 January 2011

Turkish Sports - Backgammon

Known in Turkey as tavla, the rules of this board game are extremely simple yet take years to master. The aims are three-fold:
  1. Get your pieces round the board and 'home' before your opponent does.
  2. Moving a piece should be done with lightning speed and as loudly as possible ...and preferably while the other player is still finishing their move.
  3. The winner is the one who can most comprehensively insult his opponent's ancestors.