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Famous player portrait : Hugh Hefner

For millions of people around the world, Hugh Hefner is associated with beautiful women and crazy parties. The inventor of the playboy lifestyle was no less than a living icon and still inspires generations of men today. But did you know that Mr. Hefner was also a backgammon lover? During his life, he never stopped playing and hosted numerous backgammon parties at the Playboy Mansion.

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One of the early backgammon party

Hugh Hefner and backgammon : an early passion

Mr. Hefner learned to play backgammon at an early age and quickly the young Hugh is fascinated by this game that represents all that he wants in this life : a high society pass time associated with luxury, mental challenge and nice craftsmanship.

Hugh Hefner playing backgammon with this daughter Christie in 1974
Hugh Hefner playing backgammon with this daughter Christie in 1974

Hugh Hefner’s contribution to the backgammon world is not to be underestimated as he introduced many artists and performers to the cruelest game and helped popularize it during the 70s.

Backgammon party at the Playboy Mansion
Backgammon party at the Playboy Mansion

His backgammon parties were known as the place to be during the golden age at the playboy Mansion and it is known that he was playing until his last day. Rest in Peace Mr.Hefner and we hope you find some backgammon partner in heaven.

Mrs Hefner with his late wife Crystal
Mr Hefner with his late wife Crystal

About the Author: David Ridel

My name is David, I have been passionate about Backgammon for many years now. I play actively live and online to perfect my knowledge and become a backgammon master. It’s a long and difficult process, but I am determined to progress and I hope we will help each other on this website.

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