Game is complete, 1973, has nice heavy markers, not the crappy checker pieces. Board has an interesting look to it, it appears to have a cork background. But it is just an illlusion, as it is a regular cardboard game board. 18" x 18". Included is a 5 page article from The New York Times Magazine, April 28, 1974, about Backgammon. Titled The Backgammon Explosion, written by Daniel Menaker. It is all about Backgammon and tournaments and is in good condition, but yellowed from age.