"Backgammon" in other languages
Posted By: David Presser In Response To: "Backgammon" in other languages (Stick)
Date: Monday, 29 July 2013, at 3:39 a.m.
In Response To: "Backgammon" in other languages (Stick)
Stick, you are basing your input on a source which relies on an arbitrary person's input (http://www.bkgm.com/rgb/rgb.cgi?view+1037).
I will try to clarify: To the best of my knowledge "Shesh" is the Hebrew word for six and "Besh" is the Turkish word for five (and is sometimes adopted in the Hebrew slang). Together - "Shesh Besh" in Hebrew refers to backgammon. In Israel it is common to play a 1 point game (call it DMP), since it is a social game. However, it isn't always the case, and Shesh Besh can be played with a cube. For that reason Shesh Besh can be wrongly associated with a variant of backgammon.
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