New Line of Exquisite Backgammon Sets Receive Nod from the Pros

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GammonVillage has been chosen as the exclusive distributor of the breakthrough Wycliffe Brothers® Tournament and the Freistadtler™ Professional Series line of backgammon boards, which cater to connoisseurs of the ancient game.

Wycliffe Brothers Tournament Backgammon Set

Wycliffe Brothers Tournament Backgammon Set

There are so many things to love about these Wycliffe Brothers Tournament boards, praises Chiva Tafazzoli, President of the World Backgammon Association. Dollar for dollar, these are the best sets in the world.

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RSS, the premier destination for anyone who has an interest or a passion for backgammon, is pleased to add the flawless Wycliffe Brothers® Tournament and the Freistadtler™ Professional Series line of backgammon sets to its extensively stocked online shop.

Wycliffe Brothers outfits its 21-inch backgammon boards with all the features aficionados have come to treasure, including hefty checkers, a doubling cube and a dice cup. The reinforced case is crafted with a nickel-plated combination lock and an ergonomically designed luggage handle, which means the rugged exterior will stand up to years of traveling for tournaments.

All Wycliffe Brothers playing fields are overlaid with the innovative V-Fiber™. This ultra-smooth, microfiber-like material not only enables checkers to effortlessly glide across the field, but it also creates the perfect friction for keeping checkers in place while they are at rest.

In an effort to reduce cocked dice, the sets are equipped with the King of backgammon checkers. The oversized, weighted checkers measure 1.75 inches in diameter, a half-inch thick and 23 grams each. The tournament-grade trip-lip included on the dice cup is crafted to encourage the dice to fall randomly, which minimizes opportunities for manipulation.

Wycliffe Brothers have received rave reviews since the debut of their backgammon tournament sets in October. “There are so many things to love about these Wycliffe Brothers Tournament boards,” praises Chiva Tafazzoli, president of the World Backgammon Association. “Dollar for dollar, these are the best sets in the world.”

Retailing in the GammonVillage backgammon shop at an affordable price of $240, the Wycliffe Brothers professional-grade backgammon boards are offered in eight vivid colors, from Croco orange to turquoise to green.

Handcrafted by some of Germany’s most highly skilled artisans, the ten variations offered in the Freistadtler Professional Series are among the most exquisite backgammon tournament sets in the world. Worthy of serving as the backdrop for the Crowns Cup, the most prestigious, high-stakes backgammon tournament, these technically correct sets are designed with professional players in mind.

Encased in jet-black leatherette and trimmed in nickel, this set is bound to intimidate opponents when gamers walk into any tournament room. Equipped with the highest quality combination locks on the market and an effortless ergonomic handle, the exquisite beauty of these sets continue to the inside. Lined with the smoothest Merino felt, the discreet game board is available in ten vibrant color combinations that complement the black-and-white precision dice.

The Freistadtler Professional Series offers stout checkers constructed of a marbleized resin that practically float across the surface. A professional oval dice cup, outfitted with a trip-lip, and an oversized doubling cube are also included with the fully loaded sets.

“The Freidstadtler line is not for everyone, but it is surely not intended to be,” says Robert Stoller, cofounder of the Anchorage Backgammon Club and an avid collector of gaming equipment. “This line of sets is immediately tournament-ready and tournament-worthy right out of the box. So for the relatively select group of players who are, or aspire to be, Open-level players, the Freistadtler line deserves serious consideration.”

Visit to view the vivacious Wycliff Brothers and Freistadtler line of backgammon sets. For a limited time, all Wycliff Brothers sets come with free shipping.

Since December 1999, more than 85,000 backgammon subscribers have flocked to GammonVillage, the Internet’s largest and most interactive backgammon portal, to share their love for the ancient game. Dedicated to providing the ultimate online backgammon experience, GammonVillage offers tutorials, a monthly magazine and an online backgammon shop that also carries more than 1,500 products, including chess, mahjong, dominoes, poker, puzzles and an amazing variety of board games.


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