Anchoring Backgammon in the Northeast

This section of the NEBC website is devoted to the colorful “modern” history of backgammon as it was experienced in 20th century United States. During the 1900’s, backgammon enjoyed two popular boom-times in the US. First was in the fading glamor of the late jazz age of the early 1930’s, and the second was amid the hustling nightlife of the hedonistic 1970’s. The galleries you find here capture the feel of backgammon in those times as captured in the changing style of equipment, in popular media references, and in the celebrity associations the game earned over the years.