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backgammon Tel Aviv
An organizer moves a dice on a giant board as people play a game of backgammon on the beach in Tel Aviv July 2, 2012. The board is the largest in Israel and was set up as part of a beach festival taking place at Israeli beaches. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Some call it backgammon, Israelis call it shesh besh. But we can all agree this is a cool idea.

Update: Apparently, backgammon and shesh besh are not identical, and it’s a Turkish game.

Update: Tom Sims, author of Global Athlete at the NY Times, talks about that most popular of Israeli beach sports: Matkot. He also tweeted the following:

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