Backgammon is an old table game, over 4,000 years old.
It peaked in popularity during the eighties and
nineties before leveling off. During these years
a deaf man – Barry Steinberg, a long time resident
in the Washington, DC area, was ranked 79th best
in the world among these 5,000 registered hearing
This ranking was compiled by the International
Backgammon Rating List.