Things We Like: Trach/Bach Mahjong

Things We Like: Trach/Bach Mahjong Source: Mimi Vu, The New York Times “Mah-jongg has this reputation as the game your grandma plays, but I’ve played with teenagers and all age ranges. It is incredibly challenging, and just a lot of addictive fun.” Robert Trachtenberg Trachtenberg caught the mah-jongg bug two years ago, when a friend introduced […]

Happy Greek Independence Day!

In tandem with Greek Independence Day, we are proud to introduce Athena’s Backgammon as a celebration of Greek culture, history, and art. We’ve designed these canvas playing fields with modern take on the ancient Greek columns for points, along with the Owl of Athena in the corners to guide you to victory.

Backgammon has been a staple in Greece for countless years. Players of all ages can found playing this classic game together in homes, cafes, restaurants and more throughout the country.

Hugh Hefner, Backgammon Fanatic (1926-2017)

We at Crisloid would like to remember this important figure in the backgammon world. Hugh Hefner, of Playboy lore, was known for hosting backgammon parties at the Playboy Mansion and introducing many people to the game. Some of his last days were spent playing backgammon with his family. Hefner passed away in his sleep on […]

Player’s Privilege in Backgammon: Did James Bond Pull a Fast One?

If you’ve seen the James Bond classic Octopussy, you might be familiar with the term “player’s privilege” in backgammon. In this scene, James Bond (Roger Moore) is playing backgammon with the villain, Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan). Khan is winning by using loaded dice that roll 6-6 when he switches them into the game. On the last […]

TAVLI Greek Vase Backgammon Set

Take a look at this custom Tournament Attaché backgammon set we built for two Greek siblings. Inspired by the vases of ancient Greece, this backgammon set features archival canvas playing fields with Hellenic styled filigree shown throughout. It’s All Greek to Me! These custom bumpers also feature a phrase attributed to Julius Caesar as he led […]

Introducing the Newport Master Table

Crisloid is proud to introduce the first of our gaming tables. Crafted from beautiful hardwood cherry harvested in the Eastern United States, this high-quality gaming table combined with Crisloid’s handmade checkers and accessories are a gorgeous addition to any home. Our custom design options make it easy to match your style and create a space […]

Our Top 10 Gift List 2016

Having trouble finding the perfect Christmas gift? Are you buying for the person who seems to have everything? We’ve put together our top 10 gift list from stocking stuffers to gifts that’ll be remembered for a lifetime.   Under $20 10. Pearlescent Dice Perfect for all game enthusiasts, our dice will give their roll a whole new look. […]