Philos is a German company that produces a premium range of wooden backgammon sets manufactured from sustainably sourced materials. They have been producing classic games such as chess and backgammon for over twenty years.
Philos make backgammon sets from a range of timbers including maple, birch and rubberwood. Their backgammon sets also include nicely crafted cups for dice.
Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games.
Its history can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to archaeological discoveries in Iran.
It is a two-player game where each player has fifteen pieces that move between twenty-four triangles according to the roll of two dice.
The objective of the game is to be first to bear off, i.e. move all fifteen checkers off the board.