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Mindgammon to Debut on U.S., Canadian Retail Stores this Fall

On July 23rd, 2008, Christian Bailey of Mindgammon Incorporated said Mindgammon can be called a close cousin of backgammon. The game was made by Wayne Hulsen, the head of Mindgammon Incorporated after twenty years of carefully conceptualizing the game. Hulsen wanted the game to be user-friendly and family oriented. He said that he personally believe that a player cannot stand up after a bad beat in backgammon, while in Mindgammon, a player can recover and even win after a bad beat.

Interested players can buy the game at the company's online site, or at some retail stores in the U.S. and Canada by late fall this year. It will also be available in the catalogs of Sky Mall. Changed is not something new to board games. The first form of backgammon, Senet, is categorized as the oldest board game in existence.

Egyptian hieroglyphics showing Senet can be found as early as 3100 B.C. and can be found in numerous Egyptian tombs like the board in King Tutankhamen's final resting place. It greatly resembles backgammon and with the player's moves decided by the result of the dice.

For over a period of 5 years, Bailey and Hulsen developed the concept so that it can meet all of the requirements that they have set. Back in 2005, they showed the game at the Chicago Toy and Fair Game or CHITAG. The reception of the audience was encouraging. The first Mindgammon event held in the Navy Pier in Chicago also drawn a lot of players. Winners received different prizes that include a $500 gas card.

The Mindgammon board game will be manufactured using a high-quality beech wood, polymer and chip board. The board will be sold from $29.95 to $129.95.


08/03/2008 04:32 PM
Ashley Young

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